OSIM Sundown Marathon Singapore

1 June 2019, Saturday

F1 Pit Building

OSIM Sundown Marathon Singapore

1 June 2019, Saturday

F1 Pit Building


Started in 2013, Sundown with Love is a part of Sundown Marathon’s Charity outreach campaign. As the saying goes “not all heroes wear capes.” Every year, Sundown with Love aims to gather the running community for one simple reason – to give back to the community.

This year, OSIM Sundown Marathon Singapore aims to champion the cause of inclusivity in sports and the wider community and will lead by example to contribute funds to the ongoing charity initiative – Sundown with Love. The beneficiaries are Singapore Disability Sports Council and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. For every race slot purchased, $1 of the registration fee will be donated to the two beneficiaries, and runners will also have the opportunity to donate additional funds to the causes via the website.

Show your support by making a donation, or join us as Sundown with Love ambassadors to be a fundraiser yourself here! Together, we hope to contribute as one running community in helping the less fortunate. You can be a hero to someone!


Juvena Huang

A Singaporean travelling around the world solo on her Vespa scooter - Ebony, since May 2015. Having received so much from others during her 27 months of travelling, Juvena hopes to do her bit to give back to the less privileged by running for charity - attempting her first ever 5km at the OSIM Sundown Marathon 2019 this 1 June.

Raising funds for Willing Hearts, it is an organisation that resonates the most with Juvena as they operate a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes about 5,000 daily meals to over 40 locations island wide, 365 days a year. While travelling, it was the kindness of many that touched her heart, as they opened their doors to her, offered her a hot bowl of soup or simply provided her with a roof over her head. Hence, she hopes to be able to give back at this year's OSIM Sundown Marathon.

Freedom Yoga

Last year, nine members of Freedom Yoga team ran the OSIM Sundown Marathon (a mixture of distances) and raised over $10,000 for the children at Make-A-Wish Foundation.

This year, they are aiming even higher ($20,000) and will be having 34 members running the OSIM Sundown Marathon (six running the 21km half marathon, while the others are a mixture of 10km and 5km) to raise funds for those in need.

They have selected the two beneficiaries that resonate with them — the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund in aid of less privileged students and the Singapore Disability Sports Council in support of the active disabled.
They are a bunch of yogis (with little experience in running—some even really dislike running) who believe in the Freedom to Learn, and the Freedom to Move.


Singapore Disability Sports Council

The Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is the national sports body for persons with disabilities (PWD) in Singapore. The goal of SDSC is to enable PWD to realize their potential through sports. Founded on the belief in the dignity, capability and value of PWD, our mission is to enable our sportspersons with disabilities to realise their individual potential by providing them with the opportunity to participate and excel in sports both recreationally and competitively.

SDSC has been an advocate of disability sports for the past 45 years. Sports for PWD form the very cornerstone of SDSC’s existence, by enabling them through sports, promote their well-being and helping them to live full and independent lives.

It is a voluntary organization registered with the Commissioner of Charities and depends on the kind and generous contributions of corporate sponsors and members of the public to advance its cause.

 Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC)

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) was started in 2000 as a community project initiated by The Straits Times that provides pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school.

Since the project inception in 2000, the Fund has helped over 160,000 cases of children and youth in need and disbursed over $60m. They can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for transport or use it to meet other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre income. STSPMF supports families whose per capita gross monthly household income is not more than $625 and disburses the school pocket money to students from low-income families through schools and social service agencies.

STSPMF was established as a Trust on 20 October 2010 and received charity status on 14 November 2011 with Institution of A Public Character (IPC) status effective from 1 January 2012. It is governed by a Board of Trustees. For more information, visit www.spmf.org.sg

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF)

Running Hour

Runninghour was co-founded on 18 April 2009 by John See Toh and Chan Jan Siang with the aim of providing a platform for mildly-intellectually challenged youths to participate in sports and integrate with mainstream society. The members are mainly students and ex-students of APSN. On 9 June 2012, we expanded to include visually challenged runners (VCRs). 

Runninghour officially registered as a co-operative in May 2014 to promote the well-being and integration of persons with special needs (PWSNs) – known as Buddies in the Runninghour family. 

Runninghour holds regular activities such as Weekday Fun & Fit fitness sessions, Saturday Runs, tandem biking and dragon boating for Intellectually Challenged Runners (ICRs), Hearing Challenged Runners (HCRs), Physically Challenged Runners (PCRs) and VCRs.  Last year, we welcomed individuals with mental health challenges to enjoy running as a pathway to healing. RunningHour also run corporate social responsibility events with corporates to strengthen inclusivity awareness.

Our Motto is ‘Run To Bond Run So Others Can’. Visually and intellectually challenged runners require trained guides to accompany them for their runs. Induction Training is conducted monthly to train potential volunteers to learn how to use a tether to guide a VCR and the interaction cues for an autistic buddy.