20 March 2015

Bare Your Sole walkathon open for registration

Source: Habitat for Humanity.

Registration is now open for Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s annual walkathon, Bare Your Sole, which returns for its seventh year on 30 May. 

Bare Your Sole brings together people from all walks of life to raise awareness for the plight of a large number of people living in poverty without the ability to afford basic amenities, such as shelter or footwear. 

Funds raised from the 2km and 4km barefoot charity walkathon supports Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s Project HomeWorks programme, which is a local initiative aimed at improving the living conditions of the elderly, the sick and the physically challenged living in one-room flats in Singapore. Over S$300,000 was raised from last year’s edition of Bare Your Sole, for which more than 5,000 participants turned up.

Bare Your Sole continues to be an avenue for Singaporeans to come together to lend support to our fellow Singaporeans who need help,” said Yong Teck Meng, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Singapore. “Since the inception of Project HomeWorks in 2006, Habitat for Humanity Singapore has been able to engage close to 7,000 volunteers to assist disadvantaged Singaporeans in refurbishing over 1,000 of their homes. This would not have been possible without the continuous support of every participant, volunteer and corporate sponsor at Bare Your Sole.”

Aside from the walkathon, Bare Your Sole 2015 will feature a wide range of activities such as a high elements course with flying fox and rock-climbing wall, a Habitat Village and a kids’ corner, as well as martial arts demonstrations and musical performances.

The event will be at Palawan Beach, Sentosa, from 8am to 12pm. Register online at www.bareyoursole.org.sg. Registration for adults costs S$40 (early bird S$32). Corporate and group rates are also available. Early bird registration runs until 19 April 2015 while regular registration closes on 23 May 2015. Click here for more information, to donate or to volunteer, or email info@habitat.org.sg.