RUN A SMALL DISTANCE & MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
Organised by Mercy Relief, Singapore’s leading disaster relief NGO, Ground Zero Run, in its fourth installment, challenges participants to experience a disaster survivor’s journey from ground zero – the disaster site – to collect urgent supplies needed to endure in the immediate aftermath of a humanitarian disaster by carrying a bag of rice and racing against time in a run for humanity.
However, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is no longer appropriate to deliver the event in its original settings therefore we have taken the decision to change the format of Ground Zero Run to a ‘Virtual Challenge’.
Right now, it is more important than ever to try and keep active to protect your physical and mental wellbeing. We hope that it will provide you with a positive distraction from the current situation we are all in.
In Ground Zero Run Virtual Challenge, participants get to decide where and when your running track is: be it in your neighborhood, along East Coast Park or why not on the treadmill? Run solo, or buddy up to complete your chosen distance all at once or divide it up to fit your schedule. To make it even more challenging, try simulating the experience of a survivor’s journey from ground zero to collect urgent supplies needed in the aftermath of a natural disaster by running with a relief pack. Do your part. Sign up today in support of our humanitarian efforts!
RAISING AWARENESS & FUNDS FOR MERCY RELIEF
All participants will be invited to contribute to the Ground Zero Run Virtual Challenge through fundraising efforts which will be channeled towards our ‘Impact Fund’. This fund will allow us to scale our impact both locally and prepare ourselves to reach out to more communities affected by natural disasters regionally. Donations to our Impact Fund will enjoy a 250% tax exemption.