A FUN run next month is being organised by the Fiji Corrections Service to mark five years of the Yellow Ribbon project in Fiji.
A statement from the Fiji Corrections Service said the 6km run would be held on October 12 in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa.
It said participants would be provided with refreshments, entertainment and a display of inmates' handiwork.
Corrections spokeswoman Ana Tamani said entry to the event was free of charge because they hoped to get the support of the community.
The Yellow Ribbon project was introduced in 2009 with the aim at giving a second chance to released inmates.
"When offenders are released, they find it hard to get a job to support their families," Mrs Tamani said.
"The Yellow Ribbon project has assisted them in getting their lives back on track.
"We are all humans and we make mistakes, so rightfully offenders should be given a second chance at life.
"The Yellow Ribbon program is our flagship and it is here to stay."
Registration forms for the fun run will be distributed to schools and corporate houses, and will be made available online.