Join Us!

At a time when all of us are separated by distance, you can join us in this commitment to encourage and support those around us by spreading the message “I’m on this journey with you”.

 

Be On This Journey

Every step you take is a step closer toward our goal of 5,500,000 steps!

REGISTER

for the #HOWRU Virtual Walkathon on 42Race here

DONATE

a minimum of S$15 here to receive a limited edition #HOWRU Care Pack

DOWNLOAD

42Race app and link it with Apple Health or Google Fit

WALK

at your own pace and sync your steps to 42Race

 
 

#HOWRU Virtual Walkathon

In 2019, there were 400 deaths by suicide in Singapore.

This year, the world experienced the drastic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and our social and emotional well-being. As we all continue to adapt to this new normal, amongst us are people who are struggling to cope with the challenges they face. This pandemic not only pulled us physically away from our loved ones, but also brought feelings of distress closer, especially to vulnerable individuals who walk the difficult path alone.

#HOWRU may be familiar to some as an icon that represents the first step toward opening conversations around suicide prevention in Singapore.

This inaugural #HOWRU Virtual Walkathon aims to bring the community together to show solidarity to people who are struggling and express our determination to leave no one behind. While we may not promise there will not be bumps and hurdles in your journey, we promise that you don’t have to face them alone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

What is the minimum age to participate?

The minimum age to donate and participate is 13.

Can I still register for the walkathon after the flag off?

Of course! You can still register and join us for the event here!

When is the registration deadline?

Registrations end on 19 September 2020.

Can I register with a friend?

Yes! We encourage you to spread the word and encourage all your loved ones to join this walk. When walking with friends or family, remember to abide by all safe distancing rules and walk in groups of less than 5. Thank you for supporting our cause in a safe and responsible way!

How do I know that my event participation is successful?

You will receive an email confirmation from 42Race upon successful registration. Kindly check your email junk and spam folders if you did not receive the email. Feel free to contact us through events@sos.org.sg if you encounter any issues.

Donation

How much of my money will be donated to SOS?

100% of your donation will go towards enhancing SOS’s capacity and capability to reach out and further serve those in crisis, thinking of or affected by suicide.

If I wish to donate more, how can I do so?

You can head here to donate. We thank you for supporting and believing in our cause!

#HOWRU Care Pack

What’s the eligibility criteria for the Care Pack?

In order to be eligible for the care pack, you will have to register for the event and donate a minimum of S$15 here. You will also be required to include your mailing address when making the donations for us to mail the Care Pack to your address.

What is in the Care Pack?

The Care Pack includes a set of limited edition postcards with the #HOWRU plaster embedded in it. Additionally, there will be an enamel pin that can be used as a symbol to show that you are willing to listen and have difficult conversations with people around you.

When will I receive my Care Pack?

There would be 2 waves of distribution. The first wave of Care Packs will be delivered 2 weeks before the start of the event. The second wave will be sent out 1 week after the end of the event.

You will receive your Care Packs before the event if you register by 28 August 2020. Otherwise, you will receive your Care Pack after the end of the event.

Steps Tracking

Where do I submit my steps?

You can submit the distance clocked through our 42Race website where you can find further instructions.

How do I track my steps?

You can use Google Fit or Apple Health to record your distance. You may also wish to visit our 42Race website for more information.

Where can I walk?

You can choose to walk anywhere! You can head to your favourite outdoor park, your nearest park connector, head to the treadmill in your gym or even walk in the comforts of your own home. However, please remember to keep your masks on and adhere to safe distancing measures while carrying out your walk. Remember – no groups of more than 5 people!

 
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