The Yellow Ribbon Run is a key event of the Yellow Ribbon Project, a national campaign aimed at giving ex-offenders a second chance in life. This year, the run is back after a year-long hiatus with a virtual edition to showcase that community support transcends physical boundaries.
The theme for this year’s inaugural virtual run is Challenge YRSelf & Inspire Second Chances. It is a call to challenge our limits as a show of support for ex-offenders and inspire second chances, lending them a hand in their reintegration journey.
This year, the Yellow Ribbon Run is back with 2 categories for you to support this meaningful cause. At $15/pax, you can participate in the virtual run as an individual. Alternatively, you can get 4 other friends to register together to enjoy a group discount.*
|YR Inspire||YR Challenge|
|Complete at least 1 run/walk/hike of any distance in the shape of a Yellow Ribbon in a single activity within the run period. To show your support, you may submit as many Yellow Ribbon routes as you want!||You may opt to complete the 60km in 1 giant Yellow Ribbon route or accumulate the distance with up to 5 runs/walks/hikes. Every run/walk/hike should be in the shape of a Yellow Ribbon.|
A Yellow Ribbon symbolises acceptance, forgiveness and second chances. When you run/walk/hike in the shape of a Yellow Ribbon, you are joining others in raising awareness for second chances.
With Yellow Ribbons being formed across the country, you will be able to send a signal to those in need that no matter where they are, there is always someone nearby who is willing to give them a second chance.
Every Yellow Ribbon route you complete raises $10 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund! Each participant may raise up to $50. Help us hit our target of raising $100,000 to support reintegration efforts for ex-offenders and their families.
Studies have shown that when an ex-offender stays crime-free for the first 60 months (5 years) upon release, his/her chances of re-offending will be greatly reduced. Hence, every run/walk/hike you clock symbolises your support towards a successful milestone of an ex-offender’s reintegration journey.
You play an important role. Do share your Yellow Ribbon art map with others (after outlining the route in yellow) and raise awareness on the importance of giving second chances.
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