The third edition of the 2XU YOLO Run SG will take place on the morning of 11 November, flagging off at the F1 Pit Building with a new Half Marathon category – in order to create greater variety and value for the participants.
YOLO is a popular acronym for ‘You Only Live Once.’
Past two editions were successful
The past two earlier editions of the YOLO Run had been popular, with 3,000 runners in its debut year in 2015 and 9,000 runners taking part in 2016. Both editions had just featured the 5km and the 10km categories.
Besides the introduction of the Half Marathon, the 2017 edition of the race will also bring back the popular 5km and the 10km categories, in order to cater to runners of differing abilities.
Said Alex Loh, Managing partner at X-Change Republic Pte Ltd, the organisers of the race, “We have kept all the unique features of the YOLO Run, making it even better with the inclusion of the 21km category and the entitlements made available to all.”
He continued, “This year, we are grateful for the continued support from title sponsor 2XU Compression Wear and are excited to partner with popular home-grown yoga studio, Yoga Lab.”
Soak in the spirit and seize the day
At the 2XU YOLO Run SG 2017, soak in the spirit and seize the day, without caring what people think and free yourself from labels, stereotypes, body types and inhibitions. This action is signified by runners running shirtless.
So in line with freeing participants’ minds and connecting their boy and soul, 2XU YOLO Run SG will also feature YOLO Yoga, a rejuvenating mass outdoor yoga session of mindful stretching led by renowned Yoga personality Jasmine Cheong, from Yoga Lab.
YOLO Run believes in the appreciation of life. Everyone only lives life once, therefore when one is able to, he should always help those in need, because there could never be another chance to do it.
Unique race packs filled with goodies in a box
2XU YOLO Run SG 2017 will also be bringing back their unique race packs filled with goodies in a box. The Race entitlements include a tee shirt, singlet (for men), sports bra (for women) and drawstring fitness bag.
A generous range of exclusive YOLO Run additional merchandise including tee shirts, singlets, sports bras and fitness mats will be on sale too.
All participants will also get a newly designed YOLO Run finisher medal upon completing their race, while the 21km runners will get an additional exclusive finisher polo tee shirt.
Community Chest will be the beneficiaries
As well, Community Chest is also the beneficiary for the 2XU YOLO Run SG and X-Change Republic will pledge $3 to Community Chest for every shirtless runner on 11 November.
Community Chest has been engaging the community to support people in need through fund raising and volunteering for the past 30 years. They support about 80 social services in Singapore, allowing them to focus on caring for the disadvantaged.
Said Priscilla Gan, Director of Relations and Engagement, Community Chest, “Our heartiest congratulations to X-Change Republic for launching YOLO Run in three new cities and a big thank you to their support towards Community Chest. Through our partnership, we will be able to bring hope and create a brighter future for our beneficiaries from about 80 charities, enabling them to achieve their full potential and live life to the fullest.”
Early Bird Registration is now open
Early bird registration for 2XU YOLO Run SG is priced at S$38 for 5km, S$48 for 10km and S$58 for the Half Marathon. Visit www.yolorun.com for more information.
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Thank you to 2XU YOLO RUN SG for providing me with the photos used in this article.