Record 7,000 join Orange Ribbon Run to make a stand against racism

A record 7,000 people made a stand against racism at this year's edition of the Orange Ribbon Run yesterday. Former national sprinter C. Kunalan led the participants in reciting the National Pledge, along with representatives from the South-east Asia
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A record 7,000 people made a stand against racism at this year's edition of the Orange Ribbon Run yesterday. Former national sprinter C. Kunalan led the participants in reciting the National Pledge, along with representatives from the South-east Asian Games athletics team, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and self-help groups.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean then flagged off the family walk segment, which he also joined.

The event at Marina Bay was organised by OnePeople.sg, a national body focused on promoting racial and religious harmony.

Around 5,000 people took part in the 3.5km Fun Family Walk category. Another 1,140 participants were in the competitive 10km run, and about 700 in the 5km run.

National track athletes Neo Jie Shi, Rachel See and Renuka Satianathan, and more than 1,000 players from the FAS, took part in the leisure and competitive categories.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 30, 2015, with the headline 'Record 7,000 join Orange Ribbon Run to make a stand against racism'. Print Edition | Subscribe