Run 350 : Going Against all Odds

Oh no! It’s 5.30am and I’m still in bed. 
This time I was woken up by the sudden flash of lightning. 
‘Gosh, is it going to rain? Not on the day I was going to run!’
I kept my eyes peeled on Run 350’s Facebook page for the latest updates and it was interesting to note that the participants are the ones who are giving us the updates of the situations. When the 21 km race was cancelled, I had no idea whether I should head down and brave the wet weather to complete the 10 km race or to stay put at home. In the end, my friend and I decided to skip the race as we were not quite sure if we could make it in time for the race by the time they confirmed that the 10 km race was on. 
Although I wasn’t there to do my first 10 km run, I am feeling all the fun and excitement from the photos and comments across the social media sites. The participants’ mood and spirits were not dampen by the rain. The rain has stopped and the warm rising morning sun gave the sky a nice warm hue of yellow.

Source: NTUC Income Run 350
(From left): Mr Seah Keng Tia, Young NTUC Committee Chairperson, Ms Eveline Lee, Young NTUC Committee Vice-Chairperson (Service Sector), Ms K Thanaletchimi, Advisor for U Games, Mr Patrick Tay, Assistant Secretary General of NTUC, Mr Steve Tan, Executive Secretary of Young NTUC, Mr Marcus Chew, Vice President, Strategic Marketing of NTUC Income during the 10km flag-off at NTUC Income RUN 350, Organised by Young NTUC.

12,000 runners

More than 500 volunteers

21 partners
All of them came together in support of the global 350 movement. It’s a campaign to raise the awareness about the climate crisis that has impacted upon us and the environment. This race is definitely more than just a competitive race among the athletes but it’s also about gathering people together in support for a common cause.
Source: NTUC Income Run 350

” It’s never too young to start saving the environment. A child doing his part for the environment by taking part in the 350m Kids Dash category and writing a pledge on the environmental pledge wall at NTUC Income RUN 350, Organised by Young NTUC.” – Run 350

Source: NTUC Income Run 350

” Kids ran for a greener tomorrow by participating in the 350m Kids Dash category at NTUC Income RUN 350, Organised by Young NTUC.” – Run 350

I am not too sure if it was a right choice for me to not turn up for the race but how I wish I was there to witness all the excitement and hype going on at F1 Pit Building! So it was a good news that the rain has stopped in time for the 10 km race and Kid’s race to be carried out. Talking about going against all odds! 
Well, there’s always next year where I could probably join the 21 km marathon! At least, I could still put my New Balance running shoes which I’ve bought for this race to good use by starting to train for a marathon now!
Let’s not stop running towards a greener future. The fight still goes on.
Hope to see you next year, RUN 350!

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