By now you would have probably heard about Relay Majulah, Singapore’s first-ever 2000 km relay for charity.
The event was successfully concluded on 10th November 2019 with Speaker of Parliament, Tan Chuan-Jin, running the final 10km leg of the relay into the MES Theatre at Mediacorp Campus for the live telecast of the President’s Star Charity.
An initiative to collectively challenge 200 runners to complete the nation-wide relay in 200 hours, Relay Majulah exceeded its target of S$1 million, and raised a total of over S$1.6 Million in support of the 67 charities under President’s Challenge. The Relay Majulah goes into the record books as the largest and longest relay in Singapore history.
The volunteer runners ran round the clock for a period of nine days from Singapore Sports Hub to Yishun SAFRA, passing through areas such as Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Barrage, East Coast Park, Bedok Reservoir, Pasir Ris Sports Centre and Lower Seletar Reservoir.
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“Over the past nine days, we’ve seen how Relay Majulah has gathered the community and showcased the spirit of inclusivity among Singaporeans from all walks of life. It’s heartening to see many fellow Singaporeans are coming out to support and cheer the runners on throughout the day,” said Ong Tze Boon, Co-Chairman of Relay Majulah. “I hope that Relay Majulah sets the stage for many more community-led initiatives to celebrate the achievements of how many have overcame the odds to make a contribution to the country.”
Find out more at the relay’s official website: www.relaymajulah.sg