Frequently Asked Questions

Updated on 22 August 2023
Registering For The Run

The annual flagship event of the Yellow Ribbon Project, the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run (YRPR) returns in 2023 to a fully physical format with a nostalgic run route beginning at Changi Village and ends with participants running through the Old Changi Prison Wall. Themed “Run Beyond 2nd Chances”, the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run aims to be a symbol of hope and an avenue to rally community support towards offering ex-offenders and their families beyond a second chance throughout their reintegration journey.

Community support is vital in the reintegration journey of an ex-offender and families impacted by incarceration. Small acts of kindness done by Individuals, employers, and organisations can result in large ripple effects felt across generations. This is especially true for families impacted by intergenerational offending, where more than one family member has been incarcerated.

As the national symbol of Hope and second chances, the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run aims to showcase how ex-offenders are not mere recipients of the second chances given by the community but also active contributors in paying forward the kindness and support received. Don’t miss the many entertaining performances as well as informative and interactive booths showcasing the many talents, skills and contributions made by inmates and ex-offenders at our end point carnival this year.

In addition to spreading the message of hope and fostering a more inclusive society, let us also strive towards forging a more sustainable one for future generations. The building of a more hopeful and sustainable future is a collective effort which begins with raising environmental awareness, promoting sustainable lifestyle choices, and encouraging eco-friendly practices. This year, the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run’s iconic run shirt and drawstring bag would be made from sustainable materials. Do also look out for the sustainability-themed booths, collaterals and activities set up at our end point carnival for participants to experience.

Let us “Run Beyond 2nd Chances” and play our part in building a more inclusive and sustainable future by spreading a message of hope and inclusivity to ex-offenders, their families and our environment at Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2023.
You can register for the run by clicking on the “Register” button here. Upon successful registration/payment, you will receive a confirmation email sent to your registered email (Note: Please check your spam folder if it does not appear in your inbox). If you do not hear from us within one working day, please contact us at

Every kilometre covered by participants in support of the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run, provides a concrete display of solidarity in offering beyond second chances to all and support towards making a difference in the lives of our ex-offenders and their families.

The Yellow Ribbon Project would also be cordially inviting our donors to match this resounding display of community support by donating based on the total distance completed by each participant or inmate. Funds raised would go towards the building of reintegration programmes for ex-offenders and their families.

Pledge your support with us today by registering for the run. Together, let us shape a more inclusive and hopeful society that embraces Beyond 2nd Chances.

Should you wish to donate, you could donate directly to our Yellow Ribbon Fund via the following link.

Launched in June 2004, the Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) is the first national charitable fund devoted entirely towards the development and implementation of rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for inmates, ex-offenders and their families. Click the link for more information on how your donations would contribute towards building a better more hopeful tomorrow ex-offenders and their families.
You will receive an email confirmation upon successful registration/payment.
Do contact us at along with screenshots of your payment if you did not receive the confirmation email within one working day.
The event would be a full physical run comprising of 2 distance categories, a 10km Competitive category and a 6km Non-Competitive category.
  • The 10km Run is open to any individual who is 14 years old and above as of 31 December 2023.
  • The 6km Run is open to any individual who is 10 years old and above as of 31 December 2023.
*Note: Some younger runners may be able to satisfactorily complete the respective run distances. However, the minimum ages are set with the intention of keeping young runners safe and healthy and provide them with a positive running experience. We hope this will encourage them to continue running.
The physical run is held at Changi Prison Complex with the start point at Changi Village and ends with participants running through the Old Changi Prison Wall.
Once the registration has been processed, there are strictly no refunds for participants who, for whatever reason, eventually do not take part.

No. Individual run entries are strictly non-transferable. Personal information such as age and gender are tagged to each unique participant and competing on behalf of the registered participant is not permitted.

The Event Organiser reserves the right to disqualify the participant’s entry for run entries that have been transferred. The Organiser reserves the right to exclude both parties from future events.
No. Please ensure that you register in the correct run category.
We accept payment by Credit Cards (i.e., VISA, Mastercard) or PayNow.
If you are unable to make payment or have a duplicate charge on your Credit Card, please contact us at for assistance.
Race Entry Pack Collection

There will be a Race Entry Pack Collection on 9 and 10 September at City Square Mall, Fountain Square from 10am till 10pm for you to collect your runner’s entitlement.

You may refer here for more information.
All run day information will be available on the event website. It is the runner’s responsibility to read the provided information. For further queries, please contact us at
Size selection is made during registration. You may refer to the online size chart on our website for details. For further queries, please email us at

Please bring along a copy of the confirmation email (digital format is acceptable), authorisation form duly completed and signed if you are collecting on behalf of participants, and your ID (NRIC or Passport).

Participants who registered under student rates should bring along their student ID or matriculation card for verification purposes.

You may download the letter of authorisation form in this website and ask a family member or friend to collect the run kit on your behalf.

You are strongly encouraged to collect during the Race Entry Pack Collection dates, alternative collection date and venue would be updated in due course.
No, we do not provide mailing service for run kits. All participants are strongly encouraged to collect their run kit at the Race Entry Pack Collection.

Yes, we will have recycling bins for used running/sports shoes during the Race Entry Pack Collection.

They will be collected by Cloop's recycling partner Life Line Clothing to be sorted for resale and repurpose. More about the process here. More about Cloop -

Let's strive towards forging a more sustainable future for generations to come.
Subject to changes, the 10km run and 6km run will flag-off at 0715hrs and 0745hrs respectively.
All participants are encouraged to be at the starting point 30 minutes before flag-off.
The start point will be at Changi Village and it will end in Changi Prison Complex.

No, none of these items would be allowed within our run route. Participant caught with any of these prohibited mobility devices within our run route on run day would be directed off the route immediately.

For parents bringing Standard child strollers and prams, please note that these items are not allowed in the 10km competitive run category.

However, parents would be allowed to bring standard child strollers and prams for our non-competitive 6km run, we seek your understanding however, to ensure that your baby pram/strollers do not impede other runners, and that extra precaution is taken by you to ensure your child's safety, and the safety of the other runners around you.
Yes, there will be a bag deposit at the start point. Participants are advised to travel light and only bring the necessities.
Please approach any of our route marshals or first aid personnel along the run route to seek assistance.
In the event of inclement weather, the Organiser reserved the right to delay the commencement of the run. Should the inclement weather persist after delay, the Organiser reserved the right to cancel the physical run without any refund.
Authorities may conduct bag checks prior to entry into the run site. Runners are advised to arrive early, travel light and refrain from bringing dangerous items such as scissors, pen knives, multi-tool pocket knives, batons or any object that can be deemed as weapons. Runners will be required to surrender such items and authorities will be able to deny entry to any runner flouting such rules.
Participants must wear their assigned number bib during the run. Participants not wearing the assigned number bib will not be allowed to take part in the run.
No pets will be allowed for the race.
Run Course Support
There will be sufficient aid stations and, hydration points along the run route.
Yes, fully equipped ambulances and paramedics will be on standby along the run route and end point.
Your safety and well-being matters. We seek all participants’ assistance to abide by the Government advisory on COVID-19. Please stay at home and do not participate in YRPR 2023 if you're feeling unwell (i.e. fever, cough).
Apart from COVID-19 advisory, participants are encouraged to calibrate your pace to your fitness level, listen to your body and seek the required medical clearance or attention.
Yes, there will be road closures. More details will be released closer to event date.
No. Each participant is only allowed to register for ONE (1) race category.