Urgent Run, Singapore

As part of the World Toilet Association’s (WTA) awareness and fund-raising efforts, it is marking the United Nations’ World Toilet Day with the Singapore Urgent Run. It will take place on Saturday 28 October 2017, starting from Casuarina Grove, East Coast Park, Singapore. Aimed at raising awareness of global sanitation issues, it is pushing the theme of "Where does our poo go?"

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Calling for urgent action to end the sanitation crisis, the organisers underline the fact that for billions of people around the world today, safe sanitation systems are either non-existent or ineffective. Uncontained human waste spreads killer diseases, meaning progress in health and child survival is seriously undermined.

The event is part of a global call for sanitation to be recognised as a basic human right. Money raised will go towards: Advocacy; raising awareness of the global sanitation crisis and making positive change. Sanitation solutions; empowering communities and creating sustainable marketplace opportunities.

And lastly: Capacity-building; educating urban and rural communities on best sanitation practices for toilet behaviour, design and technology. As they say, it’s time to give a crap! Entrants to the 5km fun run get a T-Shirt, Bib, Finisher Medal and lots of goodies in the Race Pack. There’s even a Crappy Dress and a SaniSelfie (#urgentrunsg) competition! 

Official website: http://urgentrun.com