The Yellow Ribbon Run is a key event of the Yellow Ribbon Project, a national campaign aimed at giving ex-offenders a second chance in life. This year, the run is back after a year-long hiatus with a virtual edition to showcase that community support transcends physical boundaries.The theme for this year’s inaugural virtual run is Challenge YRSelf & Inspire Second Chances. It is a call to challenge our limits as a show of support for ex-offenders and inspire second chances, lending them a hand in their reintegration journey.
The Yellow Ribbon Fund is the first national charitable fund that seeks to raise funds for programmes and services to rehabilitate and reintegrate ex-offenders back into society. It administers funding to the development and implementation of reintegration programmes to strengthen family ties of inmates and ex-offenders.This year, we are encouraging all participants to run/walk/hike in the shape of a Yellow Ribbon as a pledge of support for the cause. For every Yellow Ribbon formed by registered runners, corporates who have committed to the Yellow Ribbon cause will be matching it with a $10 donation. Our aim is to raise $100,000 this year. Do note that while YR Inspire participants may run and upload as many submissions as you want, only a maximum of 5 submissions will be matched with donations. Successful completion of YR Challenge will also raise a total of $50 for the cause.
Our aim is to cover the entire Singapore with Yellow Ribbon routes to showcase societal support for second chances.Remember, if you are going out for a run/walk/hike, please be socially responsible and follow the safe distancing guidelines:
Research has shown that when ex-offenders stay crime-free for more than 5 years, their chances of returning to prison will be significantly reduced.Every km clocked to accomplish 60km in the YR Challenge category represents a step closer towards a more inclusive society and represents your support for ex-offenders to stay on track towards their successful reintegration.
You can register for the run by clicking here. Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email sent to your registered email (please check your spam folder if it does not appear in your inbox). If you do not hear from us within 1 working day, please contact us at [email protected].
There are 2 run categories for you to choose from:
Any ribbon-shaped route with one loop and two ends will be considered as a successful entry.
For YR Inspire participants, you may submit as many Yellow Ribbon routes as you like. Do note that a maximum of five verified Yellow Ribbon routes will count towards fundraising (i.e. a YR Inspire participant may raise up to $50 for the cause).
For YR Challenge participants, you may complete the 60km mileage with up to 5 smaller Yellow Ribbon routes. Upon completion of 60km, you raise $50 for the cause.You may plot your route by using PlotARoute or Google Maps prior to your run. For your safety, we recommend that you plot your route prior, to minimise referring to your mobile phone or running app during the run.
You may download and sign up for a free STRAVA account and sync it to the run website. Please refer to the step by step guide on how to sign up for a STRAVA account. Please note that we need to have the date/time, distance, duration, and route map of your running activities. For automatic syncing, your STRAVA account needs to be public.
We seek all participants’ assistance to abide by the Government advisory on COVID-19. Please stay at home and do not participate in YRVR 2021 if you're feeling unwell (i.e. fever, cough) and/or if a member of your household is pending COVID-19 swab test result and/or is issued with a Stay-Home Notice (SHN). All participants are to practise safe-distancing and wear a mask at all times prior to and after the run.Participants may visit https://safedistparks.nparks.gov.sg/ to check the crowd level prior to your run/walk/hike.