About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Relay Majulah is a ground-up initiative to form a 200-runners team to conquer 2,000km over 200 hours (2-10 Nov 2019) to raise funds for President's Challenge and its 67 supported charities; and to commemorate Singapore's 200 years. It also aims to unite the community, for the community; and tell the inspiring stories of people with indomitable spirit, who live life to the full and live life without limits.
Running transformed my life. I used to lead a sedentary lifestyle and it hit me when I realised I was out of shape and had minor health issues. With these health warnings, it daunted on me that I had to do something to get myself active again. I started with running because it is an easy sport as the only entry requirement was a pair of running shoes. After I began exercising with daily 5km runs, I started to get fitter and leaner. My passion for running continue to grow and I started to join running clubs like SAFRA Mount Faber Running Club.
I am thankful for the opportunity to join the ground-up initiative "Relay Majulah", an opportunity to bring back wonderful memories of ultra-marathon races I used to enjoy because of awesome group of friends who supported me the entire journey but more importantly, I am grateful to give back to the community to make a difference. From a non-runner to an avid runner, I am proud of how far I have come and I hope that my story will inspire others to get active through running.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society.
Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social
In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.