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Go the Distance

To celebrate International Women’s Day, and in support of Project Pari by Zonta Club of Singapore, we invite you to join us to run or walk a 2.4km route and collectively achieve a total distance of 50km or more within 3 hours!

The idea is to get active and at the same time create awareness about Project Pari and its mission – to inspire and enable young women from lower-income families to attain a positive outlook of the future and to become responsible contributors to society.

All you have to do is to turn up at Bishan Park 2 (Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park) to walk or run a loop of 2.4km. On an average, it takes about 15-20 mins to run-jog a 2.4km loop and about 30-45 mins to walk the same distance. To achieve a distance of 50km in 3 hours, we need collective effort.  We either have more than 20 participants to run a 2.4km distance (we hope the turn out is good), if fewer, some participants can help by going for more than one loop.

Our Target
We target to achieve a collective distance of 50km or more, in 3 hours (180mins). We invite you to appeal to your friends to support by making a small donation to Project Pari – donations of S$10, S$50, S$100 or any amount is welcome.

Project Pari supports less-privileged girls through their secondary school journey providing them with a monthly allowance, life skills course, fun activities and mentorship. It takes only $800 to support a Project Pari’s girl for 1 year. This $800 for 1 year can potentially help empower and enrich the girl’s future! We hope, through the support of this event’s participants and the public, we can raise the fund to support at least 1 girl for 1 year. Click here to DONATE

Your Motivation
By participating in this event, you get a chance to meet like-minded people who support healthy lifestyle and giving back to the community in a simple way. In light of the current Covid-19 situation, going outdoors to exercise is one of the best ways to keep healthy (therefore, if you are unwell on the event day, do stay home to rest).

Event Details
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020
Time: 8am – 11am (the event starts at 8am, you can come anytime to run, event will end at 11am)
Venue: Bishan Park 2 (the park that has McDonald’s and Aramsa Spa)
Meeting point: The Promenade between Carpark A and McDonald’s at Bishan St 25

Participation is free of charge. To sign up for the event, click here for the Registration Form. Please register by  Thu, 19 Mar 2020.

Who can participate:
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we invite all women and their families and friends to join in this mini challenge. This event is open to all gender, regardless of age – as long as one is medically fit to walk or run the 2.4km route. Bishan Park is wheel-chair and kids friendly.

We are also happy to share that outdoor retail shop Outside is sponsoring S$200 worth of product vouchers for the participants. S$100 voucher goes to the one who clocks the most loops in 3 hours, and S$50 vouchers will be given out to two lucky draw winners.




The running route map

Admin Support & Recording of Loops
The shelter at the Promenade is the main reporting station. At the shelter, we provide first aid kit. The toilet and water cooler is about 30m across. Please bring your own drinking water for your run/walk, you can leave your water bottle and other personal items (please pack them neatly in a bag, do not leave valuable items in there) at the shelter when you go for your run/walk.

Recording of Loops
Please report to the “Official” after you have completed each loop, and also when you plan to stop or leave the event location. There will be no number tags issued, recording will be based on your name given in the registration form above completed by you. The last loop to be completed before 10:59am.

What to Wear and Bring?

  1. Sports attire suitable for running / walking
  2. Running or walking shoes
  3. Drinking water
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Sun hat or cap
  6. Sunglasses (optional)
  7. Umbrella (optional)
  8. Towel / change of clothes (optional)
  9. Personal snacks (optional)

Note: Please have your breakfast before the activity

How to Get There

Getting there by public transport
Closest Bus Stops are:
1) B54089 – Opp AMK Swimming Complex – Buses 71, 133, 136, 262
2) B53381 and B53389 – Bishan St 22  (Bishan North Shopping Mall) – Buses 13, 52, 54, 88, 162, 410
Bishan MRT Station (NSL and Circle Line):
1) Exit A – cross overhead bridge to Bus Stop B53239 – Buses 13, 52, 54, 88
2) Exit D – Bus Interchange – Buses 52, 54 (longer route), 410 (White Plate)
3) Walk from MRT takes about 20-25mins

Getting there by Car/ Taxi
By Car:
1) Park at Carpark A on Ang Mo Kio Ave 1  OR
2) Park at HDB carpark Blk 241 Bishan St 22 (do not enter via St 25)

Bishan Park 2 – Location Map





Click here for the exact meet up location



For clarifications, please contact us via email at contact@aceadventure.com.sg  

We look forward to your participation!

Climb Mt Kilimanjaro for a Good Cause

Mountain climbing, trekking and supporting good causes are all things close to our hearts. Hence, we have set ourselves the goal to create events that use mountain climbing and trekking as a platform to not only encourage more people to challenge themselves but also to promote good causes.

The idea to organize an all-women team to climb Kilimanjaro for a good cause and to celebrate International Women’s Day was mooted in 2013. We sent the first team in March 2014. A year on, we are not only intending to continue to organize an all-women team to climb Kilimanjaro annually during International Women’s Day but have also added a trekking challenge to The Great Rift Valley in Tanzania !

Through the IWD Challenge , we hope more women will be inspired to challenge themselves and great awareness can be generated for women’s needs.

The Ace Adventure IWD Challenge 2015 will be raising funds for Project Pari.

More information on Project Pari can be found here:

To help you find out more about what the IWD Challenge is all about, we are organising a preview talk on Fri, 11 July at SCWO at 7pm. RSVP for the talk at contact@aceadventure.com.sg

IWD 2015 Preview Talk


 My Story, My Journal

This is a personal sharing by Ms Indumathi Emmanuel Alexandra who took part in the IWD Kilimanjaro Challenge 2013.

When I first heard that Ace Adventure was organising this expedition to Kilimanjaro in conjunction with commemorating International Women’s Day and in addition to that, trying to give back to society and young women in particular, I wanted to be a part of it, how could I not, when they were bringing together things that were important to me.

Ms Indu on the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro

Ms Indu on the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro

So, I went to the initial trip briefing and as I walked in to the SCWO building, I remember Vinnie at the reception desk saying to Joanne and Jack that I was her friend and that I was there to sign up. And despite all of this, it took me weeks to commit to it. It took a minor flooding incident in my office building causing us to have to walk up six floors and me panting and perspiring at the end (I still blame the high-heeled shoes) to convince me that all work and no physical challenges was not doing me any good.

I always say that I’m just a social climber. I climb maybe one significant peak or height every two or so years. I do the training and try to get physically ready for the trek but there is always the unknown of your body not acclimatising, the unexpected occurring or maybe you just didn’t train hard enough.

For me, these doubts then manifest themselves as we drive toward the mountain to start the trek and I get more and more nervous. You see the mountain getting bigger, becoming more real and even taller as you approach and I start to think how on earth am I going to manage this. But here’s what I love about this, you don’t need to be extraordinary to do it, you take it slow, resolve to keep putting one foot in front of the other and eventually (admittedly at times, this take a while), you will get to the next camp site.

On the first few days, it must’ve been on average five to six hours of trekking each day. We took the longer Northern Circuit route, 9 days, but it made such a big difference for me. It is a very scenic route with the changing terrain, landscape and vegetation as you move higher. As we had more days too, the daily ascent was more gradual thus allowing for better acclimatisation as well.

The day before the summit climb and of course, the summit climb day were longer and harder days. We must’ve been close to 5000m when we started on the day before the summit climb. The weather toward late morning took a turn for the worse, it rained fairly hard with strong winds and it was cold. But the weather eased and sun re-emerged in the afternoon as we reached School Hut.

We took about seven hours to get to the summit. We started rather late in the morning and thus, we only reached the summit around 4pm. By the time we reached Gilman’s Point, I didn’t think we’d make it to Uhuru. It was getting dark and I was frankly tired. However, our guides and Vinnie seemed ever ready to push on and so I reluctantly just kept moving. Another surprise was that it started to snow, the unexpected occuring. In spite of my pessimism, we passed Stella Point before finally arriving at Uhuru.

All those days of climbing and we stayed at the summit for not more than ten minutes. The falling snow was quickly gaining momentum and shortly after starting our way to the camp site, the snow had blocked our visibility and we seemed to be in what seemed to be, a small snow storm. It was scary not being able to see past a few meters. But our guides, as they always are, were there to lead us safely and confidently to our camp site.

I can’t articulate that sense of satisfaction and gladness you feel within yourself when you’ve done something you didn’t think or doubted you could do. But I think you’ll know the feeling when it’s done, or at the very least, challenged yourself to discover something you didn’t know you had in you to do.

Nonetheless, I think the best part of any trek in my view is meeting the people. Everywhere I’ve been on treks, the people we meet and support us have been so kind and gracious. Our guides and support crew were very professional and thoughtful. They saw to all our needs throughout the trek. Every time we reached the camp site, our tents were ready and they’d have a snack or meal ready for us. In the mornings, we’d be given a hot drink, water for washing and fed well before starting our day. Without them, we wouldn’t have gotten anywhere.


???????????????????????????????It’s in this spirit of humanity that I feel encouraged and kind of proud to be involved in the IWD Kilimanjaro expeditions organised by Ace Adventure. I don’t think I do enough to support other women. So, to see women pull together and try to help other women and to feel that I’m part of it in a small way, warms my heart and makes me happy to be part of this human race.