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What is the SPD Ability Walk 2018?
The SPD Ability Walk 2018 is the 3rd walk that SPD is organising to raise funds in aid of its programmes and services. They comprise of therapy, vocational skills training, assistive technology, early intervention, day care, employment and educational & social support that enable and empower people with disabilities to be independent and self-reliant.
It provides an opportunity for everyone of different abilities to walk together and serves to promote inclusion and raise awareness of disabilities. There be will also be a post-walk carnival where participants can enjoy food, games, activities and stage performances.
Participants who have signed up for the walk will receive an event t-shirt and drawstring bag consisting of a variety of goodies. The walk will cover a distance of 3km and the route will take the participants through our historic Singapore River.
Where will the funds raised go to?
The funds raised will be channelled to help over 9,400* people with disabilities served through the programmes and services offered at SPD.
*of which 5,500 are unique individuals
What are the T-shirt sizes available?
When is the SPD Ability Walk 2018?
2 September 2018, Sunday
How do I sign up for SPD Ability Walk 2018?
What is the distance of the walk?
The walk distance is 3km.
Where is the start and finish points?
Asian Civilisations Museum
Are there meals provided for the participants?
Meals are not provided. However, there will be some food and drinks to be given away to participants at the carnival booths, whilst stocks last.
Where is the event venue?
Asian Civilisations Museum
How do I get to Asian Civilisations Museum?
Nearest MRT Station
5 minute walk from Raffles Place MRT Station, Exit H
2-minute walk from the Fullerton Square bus stop (03011), via bus services 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 700, 850E, 951E and 971E
Drivers can reach the Asian Civilisations Museum via a road behind Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, off Fullerton Road near Anderson Bridge.
Are there parking lots available?
Public parking is available at the basement car park of the New Parliament House, at Six Battery Road and at One Fullerton across from the Fullerton Hotel.
What should I bring to the event?
Participants are strongly encouraged to bring along an umbrella/poncho in case of light rain.
Will there be baggage deposit services?
No, there is no baggage deposit service provided at the event site.
What happens if there is wet weather or haze on the event day?
Participants are strongly encouraged to monitor SPD Website (www.spd.org.sg) or SPD Facebook (www.facebook.com/SPDSingapore) for the latest updates on the event. Organiser will make decisions about the Walk based on the severity of the weather, in view of your safety.
Should there be heavy rain during the walk, participants are advised to proceed to the nearest shelters (e.g. HDB flats’ void decks, underneath bridge, pavilions, etc).
Should there be haze on the day, measures will be taken according to the haze guidelines by NEA. Please refer to this link for more details. Organisers will constantly monitor the 3-hour PSI levels and advise participants to move indoors if the PSI levels exceed 100. Organisers will exercise their discretion in allowing the event to continue if PSI levels falls within the acceptable range.
Participants are strongly encouraged to bring along their own wet weather tools as well as face mask for some form of protection from the haze.
There will be no refunds of registration fees due to inclement weather conditions.
Advisory on Zika virus
Organiser is closely monitoring the Zika virus situation, and will make corresponding decisions about the Walk based on the advisory provided by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in view of the safety of all participants.
Participants are strongly encouraged to take the following appropriate precautions on the event date: to put on adequate mosquito repellent and to wear long, covered clothing (if deemed necessary).