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Over hundreds of eager participants took part in 7th installment of the
RunNUS on 25 August to raise funds for social cause. The race not only aims to
promote healthy lifestyle through marathon running, but also gives students an
opportunity to give back to their community and help out their fellow students
who are in need.
in motion by the NUS Student Sports Club in 2007, the RunNUS is an annual
running event that is popular among NUS students and the general public. Since 2010,
RunNUS adopted a social cause and have been partnering the NUS Annual Giving
Campaign to help raise funds for financially needy students in the campus.
“I think that this is a really great idea to
help raise money. It is a chance for us students to help contribute in any way
we can. It not only benefits those who need it, but also benefits us in one way
or another,” said Rosan Rongen, a student from NUS.
year’s run had five categories - the Men’s 10km Open, Women’s 10km Open, Men’s
10km NUS, Women’s 10km NUS and Fun Run for Open and NUS. Even though it is a
small university-run event, the run this year had more than 700 participants
registered for the event. One of the major pull factors for RunNUS is that the
marathon is held within the campus in the University Town, where the harsh
terrains of the campus pose as difficult challenges for runners with its steep
slopes and hills, catering to avid runners who seek challenging running routes.
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taking part is already a step in contributing towards this beneficial cause. I
think that it is great that the proceeds are going to help those in need,”
expressed Ivy Ho Hui Ee, an NUS alumna. “This is my first time taking part and
it is great having to go around and seeing my whole school again after so many
years,” continued Ivy Ho.
other charity runs, all proceeds from RunNUS will go towards helping the
students from NUS who need it the most. The funds would help these students in
various aspects, such as college fees. With such a great participation response
for this year’s event, it is definite that the NUS Sports Club will hold the 8th
installment in the near future. Interested participants may look out for the
registration announcement next year by visiting the RunNUS' official website.