Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2017 is back. The annual run which shows support for ex-offenders and second chances to create possibilities for their re-integration happens on 17 September 2017 (Sunday). The run this year will feature competitive and fun run categories for individual runners and the Run for Second Chances category for teams. Proceeds raised from the run will go to the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which supports rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for ex-offenders, and support programmes for their families and their children.
Significance Of Yellow Ribbon Prison Run?
Every year, over 9,000 ex-offenders complete their imprisonment and are released from the various prisons and drug rehabilitation centres (DRCs). It is disheartening that ex-offenders have to live with the stigma of having served time behind bars when they have already served their dues in prison, one that can often be more punishing than the prison sentence itself. Many ex-offenders, once released, find themselves literally stepping into a second prison in life. This time it would be a prison with invisible bars, of suspicion, mistrust and discrimination.
The best rehabilitation regime during incarceration will be of little use if ex-offenders find themselves rejected at every turn when they are released back into the community. The Yellow Ribbon Project hopes to promote a more accepting society, one that is willing to give ex-offenders a second chance at making good of their lives. It is important that we help unlock the second prison for our inmates, even as we let them out of the physical one.
Highlights Of Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2017 Run
Along the race route, you will get to pass through historical sites such as Changi Prison, gazetted as one of Singapore’s national monuments in 2016. Proceeds raised from the run will go to Yellow Ribbon Fund, which supports rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for ex-offenders, and support programmes for their families and their children.
Sign up for the event today! The event details are as follow:
All runners will receive a race pack with following items:
- Participant’s T-shirt
- Finisher’s Medal
- Sponsor’s goodies
- Walker’s Bib (only for 5km Fun Walk participants)
- Race Bib with Timing Chip (only for 10km Competitive Run and 5km Run For Second Chances participants)
- E-certificate (only for 10km Competitive Run and 5km Run For Second Chances participants)
Click here for more information about the race pack collection