Barefoot and ready to go the extra mile

The walk is afoot as participants in Saturday's Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2013 charity walk make their way to the starting line at Gardens By The Bay, Tanjong Rhu.

More than 5,000 people shed their flip-flops and shoes for either a 2.5km or 5km event that raised over $300,000 for Habitat for Humanity Singapore's Project Homeworks, aimed at improving the living conditions of Singapore's elderly, sick and physically challenged citizens.

The charity walk has been organised for five years now, and this year is the second time it was held at Gardens By The Bay East.