SINGAPORE - After a successful debut last year, insurers Great Eastern has brought back its #RuntoLiveGreat programme, to run concurrently with the 10th edition of the Great Eastern Women's Run (GEWR) on Nov 1.
The programme encourages runners to find a buddy and commit to four months of training in the lead-up to Asia's largest all-women run.
This year, 80 pairs of runners have been chosen for the programme, up from 50 pairs last year. Those enrolled in the programme have priority and free access to the event's fringe activities such as training runs, piloxing sessions, and yoga classes.
There are three categories in this year's GEWR- 5km, 10km, and 21.1km. There is also a new Princess Dash category, a 100m event for girls aged three to nine-years-old.
Organisers also hope to raise $100,000 for three organisations - the Breast Cancer Foundation, Community Chest, and SingHealth Duke-NUS OBGYN (obstetrics and gynaecology) Academic Clinical Programme, which seeks to improve clinical care for women and children.
In line with this, for a minimum donation of $5, participants will be provided with a tutu, which they can wear on race day. The 10 most creatively-designed tutus will win a limited edition Great Eastern SG50 commemorative ez-link card with $200 stored value.
To sign up, go to http://greateasternwomensrun.com. Earlybird rates end July 31.