Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2019

Image adapted from: Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore, Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore, @benandjerrysg

The word ‘prison’ often forms a mental image of crime and metal bars, a stigma that clings on to many ex-offenders for a lifetime, and bars them from integrating back into society. But everyone deserves a second chance.

While working towards your fitspo dreams, help ex-offenders break free from the stigma by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run this year. On 15th September 2019*, the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run will be back for the 11th year running.

Participants can look forward to an exclusive-access running route, live performances by inmates, and more!

*Registration closes on 18th August 2019

Run through Changi Prison Complex

Run through Changi Prison Complex
Image credit: Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore

Starting from Farnborough Road, near Changi Village, the run will take you through historical and prison sites including Tanah Merah Prison, Changi Prison Wall, and Lloyd Leas Community Supervision Centre.

Run through Changi Prison Complex
Image credit: Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore

But the nub of the run lies towards the end of the route, where you’ll be able to enter the Changi Prison Complex, which is exclusively open to the public for the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run. It’s a once-a-year glimpse to what’s behind the prison walls!

Fun fact: The name Yellow Ribbon was inspired by the song Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree from the 1970s.

Enjoy music performances and snacks from food trucks

To end the race with a bang, there’s a carnival waiting for you at the finishing line featuring live performances, food trucks and experiential exhibitions inspired by true stories of ex-offenders’ rehabilitation journeys.

Performance by inmates in 2017
Performance by inmates in 2017
Image credit: Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore

Up on stage, inmates from the Performing Arts Centre in Changi Prison Complex and local acapella group Apex Project will be there to jazz up the atmosphere.

Island Surfer’s Finger Food
Island Surfer’s Finger Food
Image credit: @islandsurfersg

The cardio-packed morning is bound to have your stomach growling, so look forward to food trucks serving Island Surfer, Ben & Jerry’s and cold-pressed juices from COL. Juice!

Race pack – PUMA merch, spray mist bottles and creative coasters

Other than a deeper understanding of ex-offenders, the run has some cool items for you to take away too. This year’s race pack includes a PUMA runner’s shirt and shoe bag, spray mist bottle, finisher medal, as well as artsy coasters designed by inmates.

Race pack

BONUS: Show your support and win prizes

Simply post a picture of yourself in a yellow shirt, caption it with a challenge you have faced recently, and hashtag #ChallengeYRSelf to stand a chance to win 3 pairs of complimentary tickets or $50 worth of PUMA vouchers.

Run for a good cause with Yellow Ribbon Prison Run

Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2019
Image credit: @runsg

Running is often a solo activity, but turn it into a community one this year by supporting ex-offenders in the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2019. This nationwide initiative will fund the Yellow Ribbon Project and the Yellow Ribbon Fund and also help break down negative stereotypes of ex-offenders.

Race categories:

  • 5KM Fun Walk
  • 10KM Competitive Run
  • 5KM Run For Second Chances (for teams of 4)

Sign up for the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run here


Yellow Ribbon Prison Run
Date: 15th September 2019 (Registration closes on 18th August 2019)
Time: 6AM-1PM
Location: SAF Field, Farnborough Road

This post was brought to you by Yellow Ribbon Project.
Photography by Darren Tay.

15 Sep 2019
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Things to note:

Registration closes on 18th August 2019