Frequently Asked Questions | SPD - Singapore

SPD Virtual Run 2017


  • About the run


    What is the SPD Breaking Barriers Virtual Run 2017?

    In conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 Dec 2017, SPD will be organising the inaugural SPD Breaking Barriers Virtual Run to allow members of the public to show their support for persons with disabilities (PWDs), run for a good cause and raise fund for PWDs. It also serves as an opportunity for both persons without disabilities and persons with disabilities to step out of their comfort zone, break out of their own mental barriers and challenge themselves to complete a 10km run.


    The funds raised will be channelled to help over 9,400 PWDs served through the programmes and services offered at SPD.


    Upon completion, submission and satisfactory proof of run, participants will be rewarded with a finisher medal.


    What is International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

    The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.


    The main programme of the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the UN Headquarters in New York will include the Opening, panel discussions and cultural events. Member States, civil society organizations and the private sector are welcome to organize their own events to celebrate the International Day to raise awareness and promote the rights and perspectives of persons with disabilities around the world.


    More information is available at:


    What is a virtual run?

    A virtual run is like a regular run where participants can run at any time and anywhere while tracking their their run with an app. The run is virtual in name only, as to participate, participants still have to complete the event during the event date and comply with other terms and conditions of the event.  Once the run is completed, participants will receive medals may also enter themselves for any contests related to the event.


    When is the run?

    It will be held from 24 November 2017 (0:00am) – 10 December 2017 (23:59pm) GMT+08 whereas registration will close on 8 December 2017 (23:59) GMT+08.


    What is the distance of the run?

    The run distance is 10km.  However if a participant plans to run more than 10km, that is in multiples of 10km, in order to qualify for more medals, he should register and make payment for more slots.


    Where will the run be held?

    There is no fixed location. Participants can run at any location (be it on the treadmill or in a park) and at any time (within the event duration), while tracking their run with an app.




    When is the last date of registration?

    Registration will close on 8 December 2017 (23:59) GMT+08 or while slots last


    How do I register?

    • Click the “Register for the run” tab  on our webpage, complete and submit the registration form and make payment of the cost which is auto-generated.
    • Download the running bid & pin it on your running attire (optional).
    • Complete the run at any time between 24 November2017 (0:00) to 10 December 2017 (23:59) GMT+08.
    • Use any running app or gadget to track your running progress .
    • Upon completion, submit the following in a single email to by 10 December 2017  (23:59pm) GMT+08
      • Screenshot(s) of your running route (or photograph(s) of the completed distance(s) if you are running on a treadmill)
      • Name & NRIC


    • If you are participating in the SPD Social Media Contest, upload the photographs and tag SPD and the relevant hashtags on your account.  This has to be completed by 10 December 2017 (23:59) GMT+08.
    • Unfortunately, we cannot accept proof of run that is sent over Facebook or Twitter.


    Can I complete the run with a group? Do we get any discounts as a group?

    Unfortunately no.  You can run in a group but registration is on individual basis.  There is no group discount.


    How do I record my run?

    You can record it using a GPS-based applications, running gadgets (e.g. Garmin Watches), and indoor treadmills.  Pedometers that track distance is also an option.


    Below are some applications that you can consider

    • Runkeeper 
    • Nike+
    • Garmin Mobile
    • Strava
    • Map My Run
    • Runtastic
    • Endomondo


    How do I submit my runs?

    Email a screenshot or screenshots of your run (or photograph(s) of the completed distance(s) if you are running on a treadmill) along with your name and NRIC to


    Can I walk or hike?

    Yes. All walking/running activities can be counted.  


    Can I run indoors/on treadmill?

    Yes. You will need to take a photograph of the distance clocked and submit to


    Can I do separate runs to complete the 10km?

    Yes.  You can split your run over a few days so long as the total distances covered add up to 10km. Please submit all proof of runs to in a single email.


    I do not reside in Singapore. Can I participate?

    SPD Breaking Barriers Virtual Run is open to individuals residing in Singapore only. However, you can still show your support for SPD by making a donation via




    When can I collect the medal at SPD Ability Centre?

    You can collect the medal between 11 December 2017 to 22 Dec 2017, Monday to Friday (except public holidays) from 9am to 5pm from SPD Ability Centre at 2 Peng Nguan Street, SPD Ability Centre, Singapore 168955.


    When will the medal be sent?

    The medal will be sent by ordinary mail to the main participant’s mailing address  between 11 December 2017 to 22 December 2017.

    Is lanyard included?

    Yes, every medal comes with a lanyard.


    Can I request for medal engraving?

    Medal engraving is not available.


    Why haven’t I received my medal?

    It could be due to several reasons:


    • You did not submit your proof of run or you have submitted it late. Kindly take note that the deadline for submission of proof for the run is 10 December 2017, (23:59) GMT+08.
    • Your proof of run did not satisfy the requirements and could not be accepted. Kindly take note that a minimum distance of 10km must be completed to qualify for the medal.
    • You have submitted a wrong mailing address. Kindly email to verify your address.
    • You indicated self-collection in your registration form. Should you change your mind and prefer the medal & to be sent to you instead, kindly email your address to


    I changed my mailing address. What should I do?

    Email the following information to

    • NRIC
    • Name
    • Old mailing address
    • New mailing address


    Any notification to correct or change mailing address or to change instructions on how you wish to receive the medal must be completed by 10 December 2017.  No changes or corrections will be entertained after this date.


    Is international delivery available?



    Social Media Contest


    What is  the Social Media Contest? Is this compulsory?

    Social Media Contest is an additional activity of this run which participants can take part in to win attractive prizes. It is not compulsory.


    How will the winners be announced?

    The winners of the Social Media Contest shall be announced through SPD’s social media platforms and notified by SPD through the contact number or email address provided by the winners in their registration for the SPD Breaking Barriers Virtual Run 2017.


    How do I claim my prize?

    Winners must claim their prizes between 18 December 2017 to 12 January 2018, Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) between 10am to 5pm at SPD Ability Centre (2 Peng Nguan Street, SPD Ability Centre, Singapore 168955). All prizes remaining unclaimed by 5pm on 12 January 2018 for any reason whatsoever shall be forfeited and disposed of at SPD’s sole discretion and no resulting claims whatsoever (whether for prize, payment or compensation) shall be entertained.


    Are my registration fees tax-deductible?

    Unfortunately, no.  Only registration fees are payable.  It is not a tax-deductible donation.


    Please also refer to the Terms and Conditions.