Press Release: RUN 350 2014 Gets Off Starting Block with an Inaugural Medal Recycling Campaign

Date: Sunday, 27 April 2014
Time: 5.30 AM – 11.00 AM
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Distance: 350m, 10km, 21km
Website/Registration: www.RUN350.com

  • Medal Recycling Campaign
  • Give Your Old Medals a New Lease of Life
  • Runners encouraged to donate their old medals in support of the annual eco-run’s environmental cause

Singapore, 4 December 2013 – Registration for RUN 350 has officially commenced, together with the inaugural Medal Recycling Campaign, which saw members of the public coming forward to learn more and lend their support to the 350 eco-initiative.

“RUN 350 is the epitome event of 350 Singapore. Since we started in 2010, 350 Singapore has spearheaded several environmental initiatives and we will continue to do so as this is an important cause to our community of youths”, said Mr Steve Tan, Executive Secretary of Young NTUC.

NTUC Income RUN 350, Organised by Young NTUC, held a roadshow today to officially launch the 2014 edition of RUN 350 – Southeast Asia’s premier eco-run in support of the global 350 movement, which will take place on 27 April 2014. RUN 350’s Medal Recycling Campaign was introduced as part of this year’s environmental initiative.

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“This year, RUN 350’s Medal Recycling Campaign is our primary focus to encourage people to be conscientious about recycling, over and above medal recycling. It only takes a second to drop your old medals into our medal recycling bin, and we really hope to inspire members of the public to take this small step in helping to preserve our planet for a better tomorrow. We want this Medal Recycling Campaign to be a stepping stone in encouraging people to further recycle at home. A simple step like throwing your soft drink cans into a separate bin to send to a recycling centre is all the effort required to make a difference. Every conscientious move will contribute to a greener future”, said Mr Eric Lim, Race Director of RUN 350.

The campaign collects old medals to recycle and create brand new medals for finishers of the race in 2014. This reduces the demand to produce new medals out of raw materials. RUN 350 is the first run in Singapore to introduce a Medal Recycling Campaign. With the increasing number of runs in Singapore, the number of medals produced increased coherently. Hence, RUN 350 rooted the idea to pioneer the medal recycling campaign to encourage people to take action for a greener environment.

Marcus Chew, Vice President and Head of Strategic Marketing, NTUC Income said, “NTUC Income is proud to be the title sponsor of RUN 350. Raising awareness for the 350 movement is important. Every eco initiative helps create a safer and greener environment for our loved ones. As the number of runs exceeds 50 in Singapore each year, participants who don’t know what they can do with their accumulated medals, can now drop them off at any of our medal collection points and contribute to a green initiative. We hope that members of the public will share our views and show their support by registering for RUN 350 and pledging their green effort.”

The public is strongly encouraged to do their part for the greater good of our Earth by registering for RUN 350 on 27 April 2014 and donating their old medals at any of our collection points islandwide.

Venue Medal Collection Point

  • One Marina Boulevard (OMB)
  • City Square Mall
  • Jurong Point (JP2)
  • Brooks Concept Store (Queensway Shopping Centre)
  • Lion Industrial Building C
  • NTUC Income Bras Basah Branch
  • NTUC Income Ang Mo Kio Branch
  • NTUC Income Centre Tampines Point
  • Key Power Sports (Changi City Point)
  • Key Power Sports (Velocity)
  • Key Power Sports (Marina Square)
  • Key Power Sports (IMM)
  • Unity (Toa Payoh Hub)
  • Unity (Tampines 1)
  • Unity (JEM)
  • Unity (HarbourFront Centre)
  • Unity (Lot One)

More details can be found at www.run350.com.

Run for Tomorrow. RUN 350.

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