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Bad weather puts the brakes on 21km race at NTUC Income Run 350

Bad weather dampened the plans of more than 6,000 runners gathered at the F1 Pit Building on Sunday morning after organisers of the NTUC Income Run 350 were forced to cancel the 21km race.

SINGAPORE: Bad weather dampened the plans of more than 6,000 runners gathered at the F1 Pit Building on Sunday morning after organisers of the NTUC Income Run 350 were forced to cancel the 21km race.

It was one of three race categories runners could take part in. The other two categories were a 10km race and a 350-metre kids dash.

Those taking part in the 21km run were told at 6am that the race was cancelled -- about half-an-hour after the scheduled flag-off time. They were then given the option to take part in the non-competitive 10km run, which started at a later time.

All 21km runners could still collect their finisher t-shirts and medals even if they chose not to take part in the 10km run.

This year, over 12,000 runners signed up for the NTUC Income Run 350, which was organised by the labour movement's youth wing. This is the largest number of sign-ups in the run's five-year history.

The event is aimed at raising awareness of climate change issues.

In keeping with the eco-friendly message, today's runners got medals made from recycled material of old or unwanted medals which were donated by the public.

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