Runninghour, which was first established as an inclusive running club in April 2009, has been registered as a co-operative.
In a media release on Friday (Oct 24), Runninghour Co-operative Limited (Running Co-op) said that it aims to promote the integration of people with special needs through sports, while ensuring its sustainability with a viable business model.
“Runninghour has been helping the mildly intellectually challenged, physically challenged and visually challenged integrate, form new bonds and enhance their social network through sports over the last five years,” said Mr John See Toh, chairman of the Runninghour Co-op.
“Evolving into a co-operative was the next step to ensure sustainability, while it continues to rebuild the confidence and self-reliance of our special and ordinary members,” he added.
Runninghour will be holding a launch event at Bishan Stadium on Saturday, with over 200 participants from various running groups set to take part.
The co-operative will also be organising the first nationwide inclusive race event in Singapore – Runninghour 2015: Run So Others Can – on Mar 22, 2015.