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.