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.
Ben Swee's passion for running began shortly after being enlisted in the Army in 1996, leading him to commence a journey which has seen him complete over 30 marathons and ultra-marathons worldwide, including the prestigious Boston Marathon in 2010. Fueled with a desire for knowledge to improve running performance and a personal commitment to promote running across all levels of runners, Ben is a Running Coach certified by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). Ben is currently focusing on improving his current marathon personal best of 3hr 2min and aims to take part in the Spartathlon (a 246km ultramarathon in Greece).
Running is something I do on most days of the week, like a routine. Running is a way to explore the world & our inner self. Life is precious and every single moment makes life meaningful. By supporting this fundraising campaign, we will help those who hold on to hope to live a life filled with more precious moments. We can all do our part to raise funds for a very meaningful cause. Every contribution counts. And it goes a long way.
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.