Income Eco Run returns after 3-year hiatus; $1 donated for every 1km clocked
The amount raised will be donated to the Singapore Environment Council to support the Zero Waste cause.
In conjunction with World Environment Day on Jun 11, the Income Eco Run is returning with a new concept that will see organisers Income Insurance Limited donate $1 for every kilometre clocked at the event.
The amount raised will be donated to the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) in support of the Zero Waste cause.
The run is, according to the organisers, a “new one-of-its-kind physical mass run” that allows participants to run their preferred distance.
The customisable run route has seven exit points between 3km and 21.1km to allow participants the flexibility in clocking their preferred distance.
Runners can choose to run-to and u-turn at either the 1.5km, 2.5km, or 5km distance markers and complete their run of 3km, 5km, and 10km back at the Income Eco Run village respectively.
Participants who wish to run longer distances can either complete the full 21.1km run back at the event village or choose to end their run at the designated exit points located at either the 9km, 12km, 15km, or 18km mark along the run route, where they will have access to public transport.
Wheelchair friendly ramps will be available at targeted run routes as part of the organiser’s aim to make the run accessible and promote inclusivity.
Participants are also encouraged to run in their own orange t-shirts or past Income Eco Run t-shirts to cultivate the habit of reusing and recycling existing clothes.
Further aligning with the Zero Waste cause, the organisers are reducing the size of running bibs by at least 30 per cent to minimise material wastage. Light and reusable hydration cups will be distributed to all runners as well to reduce the disposal of single-use paper cups.
The event will also make use of naturally compostable cups at its hydration stations.
Instead of commemorative medals, all participants will receive e-certificates in recognition of their participation. They can check their running time after clocking out at the run’s designated exit points.
The run will take place at Marina Barrage from 4.30am to 11am.
Registration for the run is now open, with early bird registration fees starting from $35 for adults and $20 for children.