– President Halimah Yacob
The idea to run for a good cause with the number 200 to coincide with Singapore’s bicentennial year the commemoration was mooted by the core members of the committee.
All 200 runners in a relay format passed the baton from one to another, covering 2000km. The runners challenged themselves to cover 10km or 20km and work together to achieve the total distance within the targeted timing of 200 hours. On top of that, they helped to raise funds among their communities to support the President's Challenge and to uplift the lives of the community in need.
The relay had an amazing selection of runners that, in their own unique ways, exemplify the potentials and resilience of the human spirit.
Amongst them, we had Corporate Leaders, Politicians, Entrepreneurs, Paralympians, Celebrities and more from varying facets and walks of life. These runners of all ages, races, and religions came together to achieve a shared vision.
The hope was to rise as a community and champion the ‘Majulah’ spirit in Singapore.
Be the change that we want to see in our own society
– Tan Chuan-Jin
Relay Majulah successfully raised $1.6 million for the 67 charities under the President’s Challenge. Our co-chairs, Ong Tze Boon and Bennett Neo, were also able to present President Halimah Yacob with the top cheque during the President’s Star Charity 2019 Live Show!
On top of that, Relay Majulah has entered the Singapore Book of Records for the Singapore Book of Records as the Longest Distance Covered Consecutively By 200 Athletes in 200 Hours.