Runninghour 2015: Run So Others Can is an inaugural national event that aims to use mainstream sports as a platform to promote integration and nurture an inclusive Singapore. Runninghour 2015 will be the first and only race in Singapore where participants run alongside over 200 visually, intellectually and physically-challenged runners.
The Run will be a rallying call for Singaporeans to come together and show their support towards integrating people with special needs.
Runninghour has been supported by Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC) as a Healthy Lifestyle Club (HLC).
The inclusive running club was formed on 18th of April 2009 by a group of fitness enthusiasts. They act as buddy runners to special members who are mildly intellectually challenged every Saturday morning. The members are mainly students and ex-students from APSN (Association for People with Special Needs) and CFA (Center for Adults).
By and large the avenues for persons with special needs who are mildly intellectually challenged, with IQ below 70 (the ordinary IQ level is above 100), to integrate into the mainstream are very limited. We recognise that with limited resources, we need to be focused in our efforts and approach in order to ensure that interest of persons with special needs as well as buddy runners are sustained and our objectives are achievable.