U Sports and NTUC-U Care Fund are co-organising an inaugural “community for community” virtual charity run, Run To C.A.R.E.
Date: 16 Mar - 10 Apr 2022
Run To C.A.R.E is the first virtual charity run put together by U Sports – a key engagement platform that reaches out to the union community and its associations and members through sports. U Sports is managed by NTUC Club, which is the leisure arm of the Labour Movement.
The fundraiser hopes to raise $50,000. All funds raised will go towards supporting NTUC-U Care Fund's assistance programmes where over 15,000 lower-income members and their families will benefit.
Through various assistance programmes, the Fund has supported many lower-income families by defraying their cost of living and their children's school expenses, as well as caring for the elderly. For more information about the Fund's programmes, visit ntuc.org.sg/ucare.
How to join
From 16 Mar to 10 Apr, participants can start their 42km run on the 42Race website or in-app.
To participate in the virtual run, you have to first make a minimum $20 donation at Giving.sg. You can contribute more if you wish. Following that you can register for the run with the donation's reference number via 42Race or the app. You will receive an e-bib once your registration is complete.
You can also go one step further and set up your own fundraising campaign and rally friends and family to contribute to the campaign.
Light up your E-Badge when you complete the milestones and receive your E-Certificate and E-Medal after the event ends. The first 200 participants that complete the 42km challenge will receive a goodie bag (worth $84 each) after the event ends.
If you have set-up your own fundraisers, you also stand a chance to win attractive prizes. The top 10 individuals or organisations to raise the most funds will each receive prizes worth $130 to $1,000. Prizes include Downtown East vouchers ($50-$200 each), Steelseries TUSQ Headsets (worth $75 each) and AOC Monitors (worth $499-$799 each).
Run To C.A.R.E With Your Kids contest (Coming Soon)
Ten lucky winners of the Run To C.A.R.E With Your Kids contest on Facebook will each stand a chance to snag four Wild Wild Wet tickets (worth $140). All parents have to do: Create a Facebook post with fitness photos or videos of themselves running with their kids – and tag U Sports.
Run in real-time
Those who wish to complete the 42 km in real-time can also do so. To do this, ensure that your GPS fitness tracking app is sync to 42Race first. Provide screenshots from the tracking app with the date of the run, distance and timing for submission.
Image credits NTUC Club