The run was scheduled to take place on Sunday, but that turned out to be also the day of the funeral.
What should the organisers do? Should they call off the run out of respect for LKY?
There could also be logistical issues since roads have to be closed for the run and the funeral.
But what about foreign runners who had already booked accomodations and flights to Singapore for the run?
I had signed up for the run too.
Some suggested that since the event shirt is black anyway, the run could be turned into a tribute to Mr Lee.
I actually thought that was a good idea, especially after the call to get 5 million people to wear black on Sunday to mourn for LKY went viral.
Picture thousands of black-wearing runners going the distance in memory of Mr Lee on the morning of his funeral. The shirt colour, the timing and the symbolism couldn't be more perfect.
But I figured the organisers needed to get some form of official blessing to make it a legitimate tribute, like, say, from Mr Lawrence Wong, who heads the Ministry for Culture, Community and Youth, which looks after sports.
But on Tuesday, the organisers wisely decided to postpone the event:
What I find odd is that if you don't wish to participate in the rescheduled run, the organisers won't give you a refund, but you'll get the 21km finisher T-shirt – despite not running a single metre. That doesn't seem right to me.
At least the organisers didn't arbitrarily turn their run into some LKY thing, unlike one Minister of State, whose Facebook post I've embedded below:
But Mr Teo Ser Luck wasn't the only one criticised for his unconventional LKY commemmoration. BreakTalk ended up apologising for its #RememberingLKY "commemorative" bun.
At what point does an LKY tribute become inappropriate or, worse, exploitative?
Or just plain silly?
Tuesday was Gurmit Singh's birthday. So he decided to "dedicate" his birthday to LKY:
Wait, since when can you dedicate your birthday to someone else? I know Phua Chu Kang means well, but really?
And one guy turned his hot car into an LKY tribute on wheels.
I think it's a Lotus. Now that's a fast and furiously big fan of LKY.
Get your own LKY tribute car decals for free here:
And then there are the LKY T-shirts for sale online.
$16.90 at thevigilanteh.com/shop/
$25 at lkytshirt.wix.com/lkytshirt
$29.90 at sgwhitemarket.com
Like the 2XU Compression Run finisher tee, you don't have to run a half marathon to get these shirts.
I dedicate this blog post to LKY.
UPDATE: Wear black or white?