Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2017 – the annual run to show support for ex-offenders and second chances to create possibilities for their re-integration will be taking place on 17 September 2017 (Sunday). This year’s run features several categories – competitive and fun run categories for individual runners, and the Run for Second Chances category for teams. Proceeds raised 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, more than 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 are released from 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. This time it would be a prison with invisible bars, of suspicion, mistrust and discrimination.
The best rehabilitation regime during incarceration is of no use if ex-offenders find themselves rejected at every turn when they are released into the larger 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. 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 have the opportunity 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 participants 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