SPD Ability Walk & Run 2019

All funds raised will be channelled to help over 9,400 people with disabilities access the programmes and services offered at SPD.

Date & Time: 1 September 2019 (Sunday), 8.00am
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Guest-of-Honour: Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry

Overview

SPD Ability Walk and Run 2019 is the 4th 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. All funds raised will be channelled to help over 9,500 people with disabilities access the programmes and services offered at SPD.

This event also aims to provide an opportunity for everyone of different abilities to interact together and serves to promote inclusion and raise awareness of disabilities. There will also be a post-event carnival where participants can enjoy food, games, activities, sports try-out and disability simulation activities.

Participants who have signed up for the event will receive an event t-shirt, towel and drawstring bag. This year, we will be introducing a 5km fun run category in addition to the usual 3km fun walk, with the intention of attracting leisure runners to join in this meaningful event.

Participants enjoy a scenic route through the Singapore River from Boat Quay to Clarke Quay. Run participants also get a glimpse of Robertson Quay as well as the majestic Merlion.

Event Details

Date & Time: 1 September 2019 (Sunday), 8.00am
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Guest-of-Honour: Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry

Event Highlights

This year, not only are we bringing back the popular carnival games, we will also be introducing new activities to turn up the fun factor. That’s not all, we will be introducing a 5km fun run category with the intention of attracting more participants.

Carnival Games and Activities

Have fun and win prizes at the game stalls.

Mobile Massage Team (Singapore Association for Visually Handicapped)

Get your muscles kneaded by a team of professionals of the Massage Mobile Team from SAVH!

Disability Simulation Activities

Participants will be led through a series of simulations to experience how persons with vision loss feel.
Participants will be led through a series of simulations to experience how persons with vision loss feel.

Empathy Challenge (Dialogue in the Dark)

Participants will be led through a series of simulations to experience how persons with vision loss feel.

Disability Challenge Activities 1

Wheelchair Challenge

Maneuver through a mini obstacle course on a wheelchair.

Disability Challenge Activities 2

3-legged Challenge

Tie both your leg and your partner’s leg together and try to walk in sync over a short distance.

Route Information

Enjoy a fun-filled 3km walk or a 5km scenic run with us along Singapore River!
Start & End Point: Asian Civilisations Museum
Flag-off Time: 8am (Tentative to be confirmed)

Figure 1 - 3km fun walk route
Figure 1 - 3km fun walk route
Figure 2 - 5km fun run route
Figure 2 - 5km fun run route

Event Entitlements

Event T-shirt

Enjoy a relaxing walk with your friends and family in our dri-fit event T-shirt

 

 

 

 

 

Drawstring Bag

Receive various goodies from our in-kind sponsors, packed together in a drawstring bag!

 

Medal

Sign up for the 5km fun run and get a finisher medal upon completing the run!

T-shirt sizes available (while stocks last!)

Event T-shirt & Goodie Bag Collection

Collect your event T-shirt & Goodie Bag from us before we head off for the walk!

Venue: SPD Ability Centre, 2 Peng Nguan Street, Singapore 168955
Date: 17 August
Time: 10am to 6pm

How do I get to SPD Ability Centre?

Nearest MRT

Tiong Bahru MRT Station (EW17)

Bus Services along Tiong Bahru Road

5, 16, 33, 63, 121, 122, 123, 123M, 195, 851

By Car

Via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE)

  1. Exit expressway at Exit 3 and go northwards on Lower Delta Road
  2. Turn right to Jalan Bukit Merah Road
  3. Turn left to Kim Tian Road
  4. Turn right to Kim Tian Place
  5. Park at Public Car Park, Block 80, Chay Yan Street

Via Central Expressway (CTE)

  1. Exit expressway at Exit 1B (Chin Swee Road)
  2. Turn right to Tiong Bahru Road
  3. Turn left to Tiong Poh Road
  4. Turn left to Chay Yan Street and into Public Car Park at Block 80

All successfully registered participants are to bring along the following documents for goodie bag collection:

  1. NRIC / Foreign Identification Card
  2. Print-Out / Soft Copy of Confirmation Slip

Those unable to make it on the above collection dates may appoint/authorize a representative to collect on their behalf. All representatives have to produce the following documents:

  1. Photocopy of registered participant’s NRIC / Foreign Identification Card
  2. Signed copy of Letter of Authorisation (LOA).
  3. Authorised representative’s NRIC / Foreign Identification Card

Registration

Categories Child^
(Age 5 – 12)
Adult Buddy Deal
– 2 Adults
Group Deal (10 or more) / Corporate Sign-Ups
3-km Fun Walk $15 per child $30 per adult $28 per adult $25 per adult
5-km Fun Run $23 per child $38 per adult $36 per adult $33 per adult

^ For child sign-up, only event t-shirt will be given to the child participants.
*Registration will close upon reaching a full sign-up of 2,000 participants or on 15/08/2019, whichever is earlier.

For Group Deal (^10 or more) / Corporate Sign-Ups,
please contact Ms Julie Law at Tel: 6579 0702 or here.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at 6579 0702 or here.

Important points to note:

  • Registration will be successfully confirmed only upon receipt of payment by SPD, followed by a confirmation e-mail to the registrant. In the event if you did not receive any e-mail regarding your event registration, kindly contact SPD at 6579 0702 to enquire.
  • The closing date for registration is on 15 August 2019 or upon the Event reaching its targeted capacity, whichever is the earlier.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Interested participants who have missed the closing date of can still sign up for the walk on our Goodie Bag Collection Day on 17 Aug 2019 at SPD Ability Centre. Click HERE for directions to SPD.

All participants have to read through and agree to all the rules and regulations governing the walk. By completing the registration process and making payment, the participant is deemed to be agreeable to all of the rules and regulations stated.

Event Sponsors & Partners

Cash Sponsors
Event Partners
In-kind Sponsors

If you wish to be a sponsor of the SPD Ability Walk & Run 2019, please contact Ms Joyce Lee at Tel: 6579 0794 or here.

Volunteer with Us

Show your support for inclusion by signing up as a volunteer now. Without volunteers, our event simply wouldn’t be able to take place. We have exciting volunteer roles for you to undertake for pre-event as well as on event day itself.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the event SPD Ability Walk & Run 2019 all about?

The SPD Ability Walk & Run 2019 is the 4th 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 9,500 people with disabilities served through the programmes and services offered at SPD.

What are the T-shirt sizes available?

When is the SPD Ability Walk & Run 2019?

The event will take place on Sunday, 1 September 2019.

Where is the event venue?

Asian Civilisations Museum

How do I sign up for SPD Ability Walk & Run 2019?

You can sign up online, at any of the following SPD Centres or via mail.

What is the distance of the walk?

The full walk distance is 3km and the fun run is slightly longer at 5km

Where is the start and finish points?

The start point is at the promenade area next to Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and participants will end at the main entrance of ACM.

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.

How do I get there?

By Car
Drivers can reach the Asian Civilisations Museum via a road behind Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, off Fullerton Road near Anderson Bridge.

By Train
The Asian Civilisations Museum is a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT station (Exit H).

By Bus
The Asian Civilisations Museum is a 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, 868, 951E, and 971E.

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 or SPD Facebook 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).