Income Eco Run (IER) is posing to Singaporeans with a single run category where you can choose the distance you wish to run. As part of its efforts to advocate a Zero Waste lifestyle, Income Insurance Limited (Income Insurance) will donate one dollar (S$1) for every kilometre (1 km) clocked at the IER to the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) in support of the Zero Waste cause.
In tying in with World Environment Day, the IER, which will take place on Saturday, 11 June 2023, is targeting to attract 5,000 runners with a new one-of-its-kind physical mass run format, where you are encouraged to show your support for a Zero Waste lifestyle by running your preferred distance.
Customised Run Routes
The IER has customised a run route that offers seven exit points, between 3 km and 21.1 km, to allow you the flexibility in clocking your distance-of-choice. This means that you can choose to run to and u-turn at either the 1.5km, 2.5 km or 5 km distance markers and complete your run of 3km, 5 km and 10 km back at the IER village respectively.
If you are gearing up for longer distances, you can either complete the full 21.1 km run back at the event village or choose to end your run at the designated exit points located at either the 9km, 12 km, 15 km or 18 km mark along the run route where you will have access to public transport.
By building wheelchair-friendly ramps at targeted run routes, IER aims to promote even greater inclusivity when championing Zero Waste.
Starting at the Marina Barrage, you can look forward to running past iconic landmarks such as Gardens by The Bay, the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant, ArtScience Museum and the National Stadium, among others.
Income will be pushing the boundaries on waste management at the IER and taking actions that are unprecedented at a mass run in Singapore. For example, you are encouraged to run in your own orange t-shirts or past Income Eco Run race t-shirts to promote reusing and recycling of existing clothes, while reducing the production of the IER 2023 event t-shirt, which is manufactured using recycled materials and made available only as an opt-in purchase.
The IER will also be reducing the event’s running bib size by at least 30% to minimise material wastage. Additionally, you will be given a light and handy reusable hydration cup on event day to reduce the disposal of single-use paper cups.
The hydration stations along the race routes will still provide cups in the event you lose or you’re your reusable cups on your run, and for the first time, IER will be using naturally compostable cups at its hydration stations.
IER will also do away with giving out commemorative medals. Instead, you will receive e-certificates in recognition of your participation and you can check whether you have achieved your personal-best timings on the event website if you have successfully clocked out at the run’s designated exit points.
Additionally, Zero Waste SG has also joined the IER as a green partner and will be working with Income Insurance and SEC to further drive the Zero Waste agenda.
International Day of Zero Waste (30 March)
Income Insurance will mark the launch of the IER with the observation of the inaugural International Day of Zero Waste on 30 March 2023, which has been marked by the UN General Assembly to officially recognise the importance of Zero Waste initiatives worldwide.
As part of this, Income Insurance would like to invite you to run your distance-of-choice on that day. You simply have to download any of the recommended GPS tracking apps: Strava, Garmin, Runkeeper, MapMyRun, Runtastic or Nike Run Club and submit your screenshot that reflects the date (showing 30 March) and time, distance and time clocked, and route to [email protected] by 31 March.
The first 100 persons who submit qualifying photos will receive an exclusive S$10 discount code to sign up for the Income Eco Run taking place on 11 June 2023.
Income Insurance will also match S$1 for every kilometre clocked based on the public’s submissions of their run distances on 30 March and this dollar matching will be added to the total donation that Income will be making to the SEC based on the total distance clocked by participants post IER.
Registration is now open here with early bird registration fees starting from S$35 for adults and S$20 for children.