Total Pledged Amount (Base/Stretch): $400/$850
Be An Idea x YRP Prison Run 2017
personal best time-------------- 1h 20m
target time----------------------- 1h 10m
personal best time-------------- 30m
target time----------------------- < 30m
personal best time-------------- 1h 15m
target time----------------------- 1h 05m
personal best time-------------- 1h 20m
target time----------------------- 1h 30m
About the yellow Ribbon Project
Every year, over 9,000 ex-offenders are released from prison and rehabilitation centres only to find themselves stepping straight back into a second prison as they face a future of living with society’s mistrust, discrimination and sigma. The Yellow Ribbon Project is a Singaporean charity that exists to help unlock this second prison by creating awareness, generating acceptance and inspiring community action to aid ex-offenders and their families as they integrate back into community.
The Yellow Ribbon Project has organised the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2017, taking place on Sunday 17 September, to raise support for their life-changing rehabilitation and reintegration programmes. As Be An Idea firmly believes in second chances, we are proudly supporting the Yellow Project’s fantastic work by registering our own team of runners who will be participating in the 10km run.
But we need your help! We ask you to pledge your support for an individual runner by pledging an amount for a their Base Target Time and a Stretch Target Time. By supporting our runners and pledging to this wonderful cause, together we can impact thousands of lives for the better and truly give people a second chance at life. For more information about this event (time, locations, route, etc.) and the incredible work being done by the Yellow Ribbon Project, please visit http://yellowribbonprisonrun.sg/.
- Why is Be An Idea doing this?+-
- What does the money go to?+-
- Who is running?+-
- How does the pledge work?+-
- What is a base and stretch target?+-
- Do you take any money from the donation?+-
- Can I donate directly instead of pledging? +-
- When and where is the race?+-
- Can I come and support my runner?+-
- What if a team runner doesn’t run?+-
- Can I cancel my pledge?+-
1. Why is Be An Idea doing this?.
Be An Idea is a firm believer in second chances and we love raising funds and supporting charities and organisations that devote themselves to this fantastic cause. We are hugely confident in the work being done by the Yellow Ribbon Project and it is because of this that we are sending our own team of enthusiastic runners to represent Be An Idea at the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2017.
2. What does the money go to?
Every single cent raised will go directly to the Yellow Ribbon Fund to provide financial support for their fantastic services. These include:
- Rehabilitative and aftercare services for ex-offenders.
- Rehabilitation and reintegration support programmes for family members.
- Public awareness programmes to inspire community action.
3. Who is running?
We have chosen the most willing and eager runners to represent Be An Idea and give it their all at the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2017. You can check out each runner’s motivation for running on our main page and choose who you want to support.
4. How does the pledge work?
Don’t worry, we make this part as easy as possible! After reading all about our Be An Idea runners, simply fill in the form at the top of this page with your personal information and the runner you have chosen to support. Decide on the base and stretch targets that you want to set and the donation amount you are willing to pledge. That’s it!
The pledged amount won’t be collected until after the race and is dependent on whether your runner has achieved their target.
5. What is a base and stretch target?
The base target is the minimum time in which the donor expects their runner to complete the 10km.
The stretch target is an additional amount that the donor will give if the runner exceeds expectations and reaches this harder targeted time.
6. Do you take any money from the donation?
Be An Idea does not receive the funds directly. After the race has concluded, we will inform you of your runner’s time and email you a link to the giving.sg platform through which you can donate your pledged amount.
Alternatively, you can donate directly via giving.sg.
7. Can I donate directly instead of pledging?
Of course you can! You can do this by visiting this link: giving.sg.
8. When and where is the race?
The Yellow Ribbon Prison Race 2017 is taking place on Sunday, September 17. Flag-off is at 7.15am for the 10km race and at 7.45 for the 5km race. The start point is at SAF Field, Farnborough Road (near Changi Village). For the full race route, visit http://yellowribbonprisonrun.sg/
9. Can I come and support my runner?
Absolutely! We would love to see you there and hear you shouting your support for our Be An Idea team! The start point is at SAF Field, Farnborough Road (near Changi Village) but as this is expected to be very busy, we recommend that you come and support them as they cross the finishing line. For the full race route, visit http://yellowribbonprisonrun.sg/
10. What if a team runner doesn’t run?
If, for any reason, your runner does not run on the day, we will not expect the donor to honour their pledge. Of course, donating the base amount would still be greatly appreciated!
You don’t want to miss out on the chance of supporting this great cause!