29 AUGUST 2022


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Article from BTNews 29 AUGUST 2022

Star Alliance charity run

To cap off its 25th anniversary celebrations, Star Alliance will host a charity run in Singapore on 9 October in support of healthcare workers responding to Covid-19.

The Star Alliance Run will be unique. Unlike other runs which recognise and reward only the fastest participants, here every eligible participant who finishes the run will stand a chance to win exciting travel prizes. These include Business Class tickets on Star Alliance member airlines, hotel stays and airport lounge access.

Proceeds from the event will be channelled by Community Chest towards supporting front line healthcare workers under The Courage Fund and the Healthcare Humanity Awards to recognise the bravery and dedication of healthcare workers in Singapore.

The awards were first given out in 2003 during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak and have continued till today, with recent additions focused on the contributions of healthcare workers contributing to the fight against Covid-19.

Announcing the run Jeffrey Goh, outgoing Star Alliance CEO, said: “For 25 years, Star Alliance has connected people and cultures across the world. This mission remains the same, even as the world slowly recovers from the pandemic.

“In the past two years, the selfless labour, resilience, and grit of front line healthcare workers has been critical in protecting our communities, helping us live with the virus, and making the safe resumption of travel possible. That’s why we feel a charity run that supports our healthcare heroes is a meaningful way to cap off Star Alliance’s 25th anniversary celebrations. This event will also allow us to give back to the community”.

Star Alliance was the world’s first and is the largest alliance of international airlines. Founded 25 years ago, it includes 26 member airlines and a comprehensive airline network.

The Marathon is the traditional 26+ mile distance from the 1908 Olympics, Windsor to White City London, and we are told largely flat.

Register at www.staralliance.com/en/run

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