Project Happy Feet Slipper Race 2011

The Project Happy Feet (PHF) Slipper Race 2011 is Singapore's first-ever non-competitive walking race in slippers, which will support underprivileged school in Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Conceptualised by non-profit organisation, Project Happy Feet, the PHF Slipper Race 2011 aims to raise S$150,000 through race registrations fees. 100% of all race registration fees will be channeled to the following beneficiaries: http://phfslipperrace.org/beneficiaries.html
  • The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (Singapore)
  • This Life Cambodia (Cambodia)
  • Blue Dragon Children's Foundation (Vietnam)
:: About Project Happy Feet ::
Project Happy Feet is a Singapore-based not-for-profit organisation set up since 2009 to empower the lives of underprivileged youths and children in developing countries by supporting their education and training through fund-raising for education-related initiatives and programmes that positively impact them or their families.

To date, Project Happy Feet has raised more than S$180,000 through its fund raising initiatives such as Chefs for a Cause in 2009, and supported more than 4,000 children and youth in Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia through its programmes.

Their mission is to empower lives to alleviate poverty through education and training, and they envision a world where children go to school with happy feet and poverty is alleviated.

:: Why Slipper Race ::
The race is inspired by the many school children in countries who walk between 3 to 5km, either barefooted or in slippers, to a school nearby - if there is a school nearby.

By getting participants to walk in a similar distance in slippers, the organizer hope people will ʻputʼ themselves in the shoes (or slippers!) of these underprivileged school children and do their part to contribute towards them having a chance at education. For the younger participants, PHF hope they walk away with appreciation for what they have been given, and feel inspired and empowered to do something for their counterparts who are less privileged.

Though the event is not really a race in the competitive sense, PHF hope to send the message that there is great urgency for us to do something about education for underprivileged children around the world, and that we should race against time to give our support and make that positive impact now.

So hurry and sign up now at http://phfslipperrace.org/reg.html (closing date: 1st November 2011).

Project Happy Feet (PHF) Slipper Race 2011
when: 13 November 2011 (Sun), flag-off at 8am.
where: Casuarina Grove, East Coast Park (Area F2)
(map - http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/images/park_images/ECP_MAP_E_F.JPG)
estimated distance: 3.2km
registration fee: S$35 per person.

Do support Project Happy Feet and Like their page! And remember to "check-in" on Facebook or Foursquare during the event!


(use #slipperrace when you tweet about the event).

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