Jurong Lake Run 2013 is a volunteer-driven, non-profit community event that’s More Than Just a Run. This year, Jurong Lake Run is built around five distinct features that promise a fun-filled and memorable experience for all members of the community.
The cast of volunteers includes Rui Yong, a Jurong Lake Run 2012 winner, as the lead.
It’s about having fun.
Carnival@JLR2013 will be expanded to more parts of the Chinese Garden, giving participants the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Carnival participants can expect to interact with Jurong Lake Run sponsors, beneficiaries, and other organisations through the various booths and activities. Photobooths, mini-games andinteractive exhibits are just some of the booths you can look forward too.
Take part in the 100PLUS Pagoda Challenge! This popular activity challenges participants to dash up the seven floors of the pagoda in the shortest possible time to try beat 35 second record.
With so much going on in Chinese Garden, the Carnival@JLR2013 will definitely be a highlight of your Jurong Lake Run experience.
It’s about helping those in need.
Jurong Lake Run believes that charity is defined by more than just our monetary contributions to welfare organisations; it’s about a desire to improve the lives of others though every action, big or small.
As such, we chose to express this core element through Rui Yong’s concern for an injured little girl, who he had never met before. His action reflects how Jurong Lake Run wishes to contribute back to our community by helping those in need.
Jurong Lake Run 2013 is going beyond our pledge to contribute net proceeds (including at least 20 per cent of participation fees) to our four beneficiaries. We will also invite beneficiaries to join the run and host visitors at their booths during Carnival@JLR2013. Through this, we hope to raise awareness about the organisations and the good work they do every day.
It’s about spending time with your loved ones.
Jurong Lake Run encourages family bonding. Those who are unable to take part in the run can come down to cheer on family and friends as they race through the scenic Jurong Lake District.
Carnival@JLR2013, with a host of activities catering to people of all ages, is also an excellent platform for interaction and bonding.
With the introduction of our 850m Kid’s Dash this year, and the 3km Community Walk-a-Jog, we hope to make the run an inclusive event that engages everyone in the family in a healthy lifestyle. The addition of this short run marks another positive step towards Jurong Lake Run’s vision of bringing people together to build an active, vibrant and socially connected community.
It’s about leading a healthy lifestyle.
At the start line, Rui Yong is joined by runners donning bright yellow running vests. These runners are members of the Jurong Lake Running Club (JLRClub). JLRClub, is part of an ongoing effort by the volunteers on the Jurong Lake Run organizing committee to promote running as a way of keeping fit and healthy. Members meet every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to join like-minded individuals for two-hour training sessions to improve their running form, endurance, strength, stamina and speed.
More than just an annual event, Jurong Lake Run aims to encourage a healthy lifestyle among all members of the community. This unique aspect of the run broadens its reach to include both running enthusiasts and less active people keen on living healthily through exercise, making it truly a community centred event.