Imagine a movement where hundreds or even thousands of young people across the globe are united in one voice and action to confront modern slavery.
Through the connecting of supporters and students with anti-slavery NGOs in the global fight to disrupt the exploitation of people, we inspire the legacy of a generation mobilised and empowered to end injustice and pursue their world-changing ideas. This is the 24 Hour Race.
The annual 24 Hour Race was hosted at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore on the 23rd of January, 2021. Spread across two venues, almost one hundred students gathered (abiding by social distancing guidelines) to run and fundraise for anti-trafficking despite the struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The race was organised by a team of five student directors selected across the country, who were supported by the 24 Hour Race Headquarters in Hong Kong, and nearly twenty of their peers who acted within organising committees. Together, they pushed for their race to take place and created a socially-distant and exciting event, the only one of its kind to be held in Singapore since the beginning of the pandemic.
Through their collective efforts, this band of students from a diverse range of schools over $18,000 for anti-slavery efforts, to tackle the issue that still affects over 40.3 million people across the globe through an unforgettable experience.
They ran non-stop, alternating amongst runners in teams of five, enjoyed music, socially-distant games and the company of one another. They persevered through rain, wind and scorching heat. By the end of the night, the students were exhausted but joyously fulfilled by the fun day they had spent together, and the great impact they had made on a worthy cause.
Keep watch for the 24 Hour Race as it grows within Singapore, and for our upcoming race in 2022!