In case you weren’t able to make it, Pride Run & Walk 2018, held yesterday on July 22nd was another major successful year.
Mother nature made up for last year’s rain with clear skies and hot temperatures as 348 proud runners and walkers hit the sea wall pavement brighter than ever.
An army of volunteers helped make the park and course look amazing with an endless sea of smiles and rainbows and with the only glitch of the day being a faulty start line arch which was quickly remediated thanks to the creative minds of Christopher and Stephen.
Awards and Prizes were handed out to the top 3 finishers in 3 gender categories for 2 events (5km and 10km), as well as 14 door prizes were gifted.
Team ‘Which way to Fountainhead’ cleaned up with prizes for being the top fundraising team with $5,130 and the crowd cheered for them to take home prizing for best dressed.
$9,750 were received in direct donations to our two beneficiaries, Out in Schools and LOUD Foundation. This total doesn’t include the profits made from the event, which we’ll know in the next few weeks as final bills/invoices are paid. UPDATE: With profits, we donated a grand total of $16,974!
Race results are available at https://www.startlinetiming.com/en/races/2018/pride and thanks to Kangsoon Park, photos are available here.
The board of VFR would like to thank the organizing committee for their tireless efforts in executing a smooth and fun event. Those include:
- Rohan Hare – Event
- Kangsoon Park – Course
- Mike Hsiao – Volunteer (on behalf of RaceForce)
- Alan Jay – Water Station and Miscellaneous.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated this year, may it be as a participant, offering a helping hand, raising/donating money… all of it. Your continued support of Pride Run & Walk is immensely appreciated.