Anyone who knows that I run regularly would also know that I have no love for thick soled shoes. So when Ben of The PR Element approached me to aid in a barefoot walk event for charity, I was all ears.
Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2011 is a 2.5/4km barefoot walk event by Habitat for Humanity which will take place on Saturday, 18 June at Gardens by the Bay East, Tanjong Rhu. After deducting event costs, all registration fees and donations will be channelled to Habitat for Humanity (Habitat), which is an international, non-governmental, non-profit Christian organization devoted to building “simple, decent, and affordable” housing for the needy. To date, they have built over 350,000 houses for 1.75 million people in regions such as North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and throughout Asia-Pacific.
Your donations, together with the help of volunteer labour, Habitat builds simple, decent houses to be sold to needy families at ZERO profit with affordable, no-interest loans. Habitat’s volunteers have been also involved in the recent disasters in Japan.
KuKuNehNeh and myself are signing up for Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2011 in the 4km category. Everyday, disaster stricken people and the unfortunate in poverty trudge on with nothing on their feet. So join us and possibly more than 5,000 others for a very short barefoot walk. Trust me when I say barefooting is beneficial for your health so long as you keep a good eye on the ground for dangerous objects and hold off your foot fetishes till after a good shower.
Venue: Gardens by the Bay East (Rhu Cross), Official Map
Date: Saturday, 18th June 2011
Time: 9am – 1pm (Flag off time at 9am)
Registration Costs: Early Bird $15 (register before 1 June) and $20 (normal)
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BareYourSoleSG
There are some important points to note from the FAQ:
- No skating or cycling or any form of wheels on the course. This is for the safety of all participants.
- Running is allowed but you will have to bear the risks.
- No pets allowed on the course. (Barefoot + Poop = Ewwwwwwwwww…)
- No bag deposit so please travel light!
- There is no parking available at the event site. Participants are recommended to use the parking facilities around Stadium Walk and Stadium MRT, and either proceed to the venue on foot or via the shuttle buses provided.
Check out the website for more details. See you there!
[Disclaimer]: This post is not paid for in cash or in kind.