Runners Convention 2018 consists of 3 parts: A 30-day Virtual Run Challenge, a Runners Convention Workshop on 17 March and 2 Running Clinics on 17 and 18 March led by Ms Mira Rai, international trail runner from Nepal and National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year 2017.
Virtual Run Challenge
Runners Convention 2018 is introducing Virtual Runs for 2018! How does it work? Sign up for any categories of the virtual run, your clock starts ticking upon registration and you have 30 days to complete the challenge. Simply upload print screens of your running application detailing the distances covered and the route details unto the registration portal for our verification.
There are 2 categories: Road Challenge and Trail Challenge. Each challenge has 3 distances of 25km, 50km or 100km for you to choose from. You can choose to take part in either one of the Challenges or test your limits by signing up for both challenges, each of a distance of your choice. For each challenge, you are given 30 days to complete. For example if you sign up for Road Challenge 50km on 1st Mar, you have up to 30th Mar to complete this 50km. If you sign up for Road Challenge 50km and Trail Challenge 100km, you have up to 29th Apr to complete both challenges.
Upon organizer’s verification of your uploaded print screens and proof, you will receive an e-medal and a finisher t-shirt (mailed to your address). If you are unable to complete the challenge within 30 days, please email the organizer to appeal for an extension. Please note organizer’s decision is final. Participants signing up before 17 March 2018 will receive their finisher T-shirt in May 2018, while those who sign up after that date will receive the finisher T-shirt in July 2018.
The registration fee of $29.90 also entitles you to join in the workshop as well as the running clinics for FREE! Make sure to reserve your slot by checking on the relevant boxes during registration. This year we have adopted a charity organization, World Vision Singapore such that the proceeds collected from registration less expenses will go to our beneficiary’s project – The Nepal Education Project.
The Nepal Education Project
Poverty is high in Nepal, with close to 24% of the population below the national poverty line and just over 16% earning under USD 1/day. Only 29% of girls finish secondary school as compared to 53% of boys. 75% of Grade 3 children cannot read a grade level text with fluency and comprehension. “I believe all children should receive proper education and that is the only way to beat poverty. Being in Singapore we are very fortunate to receive proper education. I hope with this event I can reach out to more people to join me in enabling the less fortunate to chase their rainbow!" Ms Liew Wei Yong, founder of Train Live Compete.
To find out how you can use our Virtual Run to crowdfund for World Vision, please click http://www.team.worldvision.org.sg
for more information.
Runners Convention Workshop and Running Clinic
We are privileged to have Mira Rai, an international trail runner from Nepal and National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year 2017
as our Guest Speaker. As a child, Mira walked two-three hours daily over steep hills just to collect water. She left school at the age of 12 when her family couldn’t afford her education. Her life took a turn for the better when she was discovered by a trail running race organizer and is now a world-class runner, going on to win international trail running competitions in Nepal, Hong Kong, Italy and France and inspiring many young village girls to achieve their dreams. She will be sharing her story and leading the road running clinic on 17th and trail running clinic on 18th.
We are also honored to be joined by 2 experts: Phyiotherapist, Sharon Lim of Moving Space, to dispel myths on common running injuries prevention and management. Ms Tham Wai Yee, ex-national netballer with a Masters degree in Sports Science and owner of SWEAT training studio will be sharing with us on Strength Running - how to run strong.