Great Eastern Women’s Run 2021
Great Eastern today announced the launch of the 15th edition of the Great Eastern Women’s Run (GEWR).
This year’s race will see Singapore’s first all-women’s virtual run. To mark the return of GEWR after the cancellation of the race in 2020 (due to the Covid-19 pandemic), runners will lead a fund-raising initiative where monies will go towards underprivileged women in the society, helping them lead a better life. The public will get to participate in the GEWR by clocking their miles via a mobile app from 14 November to 15 December, across a total of five different race categories, with a special 113km category to commemorate the company’s 113th anniversary in 2021.
Other categories will include the usual 5km, 10km, 21.1km distances, as well as the popular 2km category specially for mothers and daughters (5 to 12 years old). For the special 113km category, participants can choose to form a team of two to four ladies to complete the distance collectively or clock it individually within the time period.
This year, Great Eastern will eliminate single-use plastic in race packs and entitlements, to make an impact towards a greener and more sustainable world. Finisher medals for participants are 100% recyclable, while the race bag this year is made from natural pulp fibre and is recyclable. GEWR will also be adopting two charity organisations – Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) and Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT). It aims to empower women by helping them achieve financial independence to support their families, and a new beneficiary this year.
Great Eastern pledges to use the race as a platform to raise awareness and funds towards supporting underprivileged women in their back-to-work journeys.