Cosplayers dressed as Spidey and other superheroes will be participating in this year’s Metta Charity Run in the 5km and 10km runs. There also is a category meant for Parent & Child named “Little Spideys” which is a 1.5km run with superhero game stations along the route.
The Guest of Honour for the event will be Mr Seah Kian Peng, Member of Parliament, Marine Parade GRC, Chairperson, Social and Family Development and also participating in the run is Jessica Tan Soon Neo, Member of Parliament, East Coast GRC.
At last year’s Metta Charity Run
Participants will also be treated to a carnival with activities such as faceprinting, henna painting and other arts and craft. Moreover, there will be stage performances featuring a cheerleading squad, music band, buskers and even wushu! Stay on for the lucky draw with the top prize of Singapore Airlines tickets for 2 to Hong Kong, while second and third prizes are merchandises sponsored by Compresssport and TheBodyShop.
Ms Felicia Wee, Deputy Executive Director of Metta said, “I was blessed with the great support received in 2013 when I raised a total of $9,020 (original target of $5,000) for the Metta Charity Run 2013. However, a knee injury put me in hiatus these past years BUT I would like to make it a possibility this year as Metta celebrates its 25th Silver Jubilee. This year, I would be getting an awesome running buddy Ryan to join me. Ryan is a 17 year old student with Autism studying in Metta School. He is also a member of Runninghour which he joined 2 years ago.”
This year’s target is $15,000 and even those who do not participate in the run is able to make a pledge. The funds raised through the Metta Charity Run will go towards supporting the development of various programs and services within the Metta Welfare Association, which includes the Metta Home for the Disabled, Metta Hospice, Metta Home Nursing, Metta Preschool@Punggol, Arts@Metta and many more.
If you’d like to sign up for the run, you can visit http://www.metta.org.sg/mettarun/ for more information. Last minute walk-ins and registrations on Race Day are required to arrive by 6.30am while those who have already registered can collect their Race Packs before 26 August during office hours (Mon-Fri; 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5.30pm) at the following address:
32 Simei Street 1
Photo credits: Metta