Runninghour

Singapore     Disability, Sport & Leisure


Social Enterprise

Runninghour

Runninghour began its journey in 2009, forming into a Cooperative in 2014.  Initially providing running partners for Intellectually Challenged runners, it has expanded to include Visually and Physically Challenged runners.  Total membership now exceeds 300, including more than 150 members with special needs. Runninghour’s mission is to integrate people with special needs into mainstream life through participation in mainstream sports and other activities. By providing well trained guides to lead and support them, Runninghour allows people of all abilities to improve self belief and mental and physical capability to prepare them for life in the wider world.  By raising awareness and focusing on the abilities of people with special needs, Runninghour promotes integration and inclusion. Runninghour members participate in many mainstream sporting events, including running, cycling and even triathlon! Runninghour hosted its running event in March 2015 which included a blindfold run as part of its 5k and 10k runs, attracting almost 3,000 participants, including over 200 with special needs. Runninghour members also represented Singapore at the ASEAN Para Games 2015 in sports such as Goalball, Football and Chess. We run to bond. We run so others can!

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