In recent years, more focus has been placed on the pressing issue of climate change as the globe starts seeing its tangible effects. RUN 350 aims to raise awareness and inspire Singaporeans to take action now.
Organised by Young NTUC, the youth wing of the Labour Movement, RUN 350 is introducing more green initiatives in this 2016 edition to educate and harness the strength of the masses to do our part to combat climate change. Taking place at the F1 Pit Building on 10 April, this year’s run will see a new category being introduced: Fun on Wheels. Participants of this category will cycle, in-line skate or kick-scoot through a 4km route, showcasing the ease and availability of environmentally friendly transport options. Other categories of the run include the 21.1km half marathon, 10km and the popular 800m Kids Dash.
Participants can register online and they will not be required to print confirmation slips for race pack collection, reducing the amount of paper that will potentially be wasted. On race day, generators powering the event will use biodiesel instead of regular diesel to help reduce the carbon footprint of the event.
This year, there will be another exciting addition to the run, the ‘Utility Challenge’. Registrants will need to bring along a copy of their most recent utility bill when they collect the race pack. Those whose bill reflects utilities usage that is below the national average for their household type will receive a cash voucher from NTUC FairPrice, limited to the first 1000 participants.
These green initiatives are part of the global 350 movement which aims to inform the public of the need to lower atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to 350 parts per million. Scientists believe that carbon dioxide levels of 350 parts per million is the maximum level permissible in order to ensure the Earth’s sustainability.
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