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10 OCT 2015
Big Splash, East Coast Park

Mercy Relief launches Singapores first charity run bearing a humanitarian theme. 

'Ground Zero - Run for Humanity 2015' will be Mercy Reliefs inaugural humanitarian running event targeted to raise both awareness for our cause and funds for Mercy Relief. This run is timed to be in conjunction with World Food Day.

'Ground Zero - Run for Humanity 2015' bears two categories. The first, named 10km Race Against Time, calls for participants to complete 10km within 80 mins. 2,500 runners are slated for this category. The second non-competitive category, named 5km Relief Aid Challenge, portrays a survivors journey to obtain urgent supplies. This category has a slot for 500 participants. During the acute relief phase of a disaster relief operation, Mercy Relief provides survivors with emergency supplies weighing between 5kg to 10kg. To get these relief packs, survivors living in remote areas may have to walk several hours to and from the relief distribution point. Similarly, participants in the second category will carry a relief pack of equal weight for 5km. Tag teams of two are allowed in the second category. Team members can take turns to carry the relief pack through the distance of 5km. These relief packs will then be distributed to low income families in Singapore to mark Mercy Reliefs observance of World Food Day. 

The registration period for the run reflects on the importance of the 72 hours disaster response window to prevent further damage or losses. Registration will open on Sunday 24 May at 8.00am. Runners registering during the first 72 hours upon the opening of registration will receive a discounted rate (capped at first 500 registrants for 10 km Race Against Time, and first 100 registrants for 5 km Relief Aid Challenge). Subsequently there will be an early bird followed by a normal registration period.

We invite everyone to come  onboard our humanitarian journey  and join us in this running  event! Please note that the  number of entrants is limited, so  please register early to avoid  missing out on your spot.

Support the humanitarian cause and be part of this exciting experience!

About World Food Day

World Food Day (WFD) was established by FAO's Member Countries at the Organization's 20th General Conference in November 1979. 

It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.

Race Categories and Fees

               10 October (Sat), 2015

                7:00 am
                Big Splash @ East Coast Park
                To be Advised
                1. 10km Race Against Time
                2. 5km Relief Aid Challenge 


1. Who is the organizer of the race?

Mercy Relief.

2. When is Ground Zero Run for Humanity 2015?
Saturday, 10 October 2015.

3. Where will the race be held?
Big Splash, East Coast Parkway.


4. Getting There

You may get to the event venue via 
i) Private Transport

Big Splash, East Coast Park is located at East Coast Park Service Road off East Coast Park Way. 

Public car parks B2 and C1 are available for public use. 

ii) Shuttle Bus 

To be confirmed

5. What are the race categories?
Please refer to 
Race Categories. 

6. Is there a baggage deposit point?
No, there will be no baggage deposit area. Participants are advised to travel light.

7. Can I skate or cycle during the race?


8. Can I bring pets along?


9. What happens if I am injured during the race or unable to finish it?
Should you be feeling unwell or injured, please approach the nearest first aiders deployed along the route.

10. Will I get a certificate after the race?
No, you will not.



1. How can I register for the run?
Please sign up here

2. What am I entitled to as a participant?
Please refer to 
Runners Entitlement.

3. How do I know if my registration has been confirmed?
You will receive an email confirmation upon successful payment. Should you not receive one, please email to enquiry@groundzerorun.com

4. Can I transfer or refund my registration fee?
No transfers are allowed. All race registrations are strictly non-refundable.

5. Can I transfer my registration if I wish to withdraw from the race?

No, all race registrations are strictly non-transferable.

6. If I have queries about this event, whom should I contact?

Please email to enquiry@groundzerorun.com


You may contact us at enquiry@groundzerorun.com



For monetary or in kind sponsorships and corporate partnerships, please contact terence@mercyrelief.org or corporateoutreach@mercyrelief.org
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