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Singapore's First Virtual Run for Women: Great Eastern Women's Run 2021

Registration is now open for 5 race categories including special 113km category to commemorate Great Eastern's 113th anniversary

Image credit: GEWR 2021

19 August 2021, Singapore - It's time for the women of our running community to lace up your running shoes, because the Great Eastern Women's Run (GEWR) is back!

To mark the return of GEWR following the cancellation of the event in 2020 due to Covid-19, Great Eastern has launched the 15th edition of the event, and the first all-women's virtual run in Singapore.

Participants can now register at for the event.

Runners of this year's event will be leading a fund-raising initiative where funds raised will go towards underprivileged women in the society, helping them lead a better life.

Image credit: GEWR 2021

Race Categories

The Virtual Run will be done via clocking miles on GEWR's mobile app between 14 November and 15 December, across any of five race categories - including a special 113km category to commemorate the company's 113th anniversary this year.

Those registering for the 113km category can choose to form a team of two to four ladies to complete the distance collectively or clock it individually within the time period.

Other categories will include 5KM, 10KM, 21.1KM distances, as well as the popular 2KM category specially for mothers and daughters (5 to 12 years old).

Image credit: GEWR Facebook

Monthly Virtual Challenges

To prepare participants for their run, GEWR will conduct a series of monthly virtual challenges to encourage ladies to increase their mileage and improve their pace on the app MOVE by Liv3ly*. Participants can also expect tips from athletes, running coaches, physiotherapists and nutritionists on this journey as participants train with GEWR on Facebook and Instagram, starting from September.

Running towards a Sustainable Future

In a step towards greater sustainability, Great Eastern has also shared that it would eliminate single-use plastic in race packs and entitlements this year, to contribute towards a greener and more sustainable world.

Finisher medals for participants are also hundred percent recyclable, while the race bag this year is made from natural pulp fibre and is recyclable.

Colin Chan, Managing Director, Group Marketing Great Eastern shared: "As one of the first ladies-only runs in Singapore, Great Eastern Women’s Run celebrates the resilience and tenacity of women."

Image credit: GEWR Facebook

"Currently in its 15th year, it is our marquee event which promotes healthy living and wellness, reminding our ladies that physical and financial wellness are equally important to live #LifeProof as they move through their life stages,” Chan added.

"This year, GEWR is back in action as a virtual run for the ladies in Singapore who eagerly look forward to this every year. We are also hoping to do a small part to contribute to a greener world by keeping sustainability and environmental consciousness top-of-mind, incorporated into how we created our race packs and medals to make a difference where we can," he said.

Image credit: GEWR Facebook

Raising Funds for the Underprivileged

In 2021, GEWR will be adopting two charity organisations – Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) and Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT). DOT is a local charity seeking to empower women by helping them achieve financial independence to support their families, and a new beneficiary this year.

Great Eastern pledges to use the race as a platform to raise awareness and funds towards supporting underprivileged women in their back-to-work journeys. Members of the public can support these causes via the Great Eastern Cares fundraising pages on set up by Great Eastern staff and financial representatives.

Access to Discount Codes

Through the Great Eastern UPGREAT app, Great Eastern policyholders and loyal runners** can access special discount codes to register for the run and customers with UPGREAT points can also offset their points to redeem slots for the run.

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