Run For Hope postponed to Aug. 16, 2020 due to Wuhan virus outbreak

The run was supposed to take place on Feb. 23.

Syahindah Ishak | February 03, 2020, 08:12 PM

In light of the Wuhan virus outbreak, Run For Hope 2020 (RFH) has postponed to Aug. 16 instead.

Run For Hope postponed

The run was initially scheduled for Feb. 23.

RFH is an annual run organised by Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) to raise awareness and support for cancer research.

Photo from Run For Hope/FB.

The run first started more than 30 years ago.

Regarding the postponed date, the RFH Committee said in a press release:

"The decision comes after careful consideration, as protecting the health of the participants and the public is our topmost priority."

For registered participants, no additional action is required as your run slot will be automatically transferred to the new date.

The race pack collection date and venue will be confirmed at a later date.

For further updates, you can visit the RFH website or Facebook page.

If you have general enquiries, you may email [email protected] or call the hotline at 9010 6353 during office hours.

18 confirmed cases in Singapore

As of Feb. 2, Singapore has 18 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in total.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) had previously confirmed the 17th and 18th cases on Feb. 1.

The 17th case is a 47-year-old female Singaporean who had travelled to Wuhan.

Meanwhile, the 18th case is a 31-year-old female Chinese national who arrived in Singapore from Wuhan on Jan. 22.

Both patients are isolated at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.

Top image from Run For Hope/FB.