29 August 2015
The Orange Ribbon Run 2015 – Race Against Racism
In its third year running since inception, the ORR is gaining momentum. With the theme “Race Against Racism”, the ORR drew widespread support from the community over the past two years. The cause struck a chord with members of the public and community stakeholders.
Being Singapore’s only Run against Racism, the theme was a rallying call for Singaporeans to come together to make a stand. The Run also provided an excellent avenue for the silent majority to speak up and show more support towards the noteworthy movement. Participants were encouraged to express their support for the movement by sharing personal messages during registration.
Orange Ribbon Run 2015 was held on 29 August 2015 at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza. Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs graced the event as Guest of Honour.
The key segments of the ORR2015 were the 10km and 5km Competitive Run. In addition, a 3.5km Walk was also organised to encourage the participation of the community who may not be inclined towards running in general.
We received an overwhelming response where 7,000 participants from schools, unions, government agencies, community, grassroots and religious organisations as well as companies came on board to showcase a strong support for racial harmony.
The Orange Ribbon Run 2015 “Race Against Racism” has gained a significant ground-up traction. Close to 3,000 personal messages were received.
“People of different races exist so that we can discover and learn new things from each other. It makes life richer as a result.” – Suzana Mohd Ali, 45
“Let there be no barriers and lines drawn.” – Lim Oi Ling, 37
“Let us put aside our differences and walk together as brothers and sisters.” – Simranjit Kaur, 15
Sports can bring together people regardless of culture, race or religion. Say ‘NO!’ to racism with our Orange Ribbon Run 2015 ambassadors from the Football Association of Singapore.
Make A Stand. Join The Movement