Organised by the Department of Student Development, the annual Poly50 Campus Relay was inaugurated in the 1970s at the Prince Edward Road Campus. Students then used to run along the classroom corridors and subsequently on muddy tracks around the campus.

When the campus shifted to Ayer Rajah, running took place around the workshops. And when the event shifted to its final destination at Dover Road Campus in 1980, participants raced 50 rounds along a 600-metre route, flanked by workshops and the main administration building. The only time the event was run in 30 laps was in 1984 when SP celebrated her 30th Anniversary. In 2012, the route was changed to be around the Eleven Square area. Subsequently, the routes have been updated over the years to reflect the dynamic changes in SP.


  1. To promote social cohesion and interaction amongst SP students, staff and alumni.
  2. To promote fitness and inculcate the importance of regular exercise as well as leading a healthy lifestyle


Poly50 2023

2023 POLY50 Logo


A race like no other. A race that has endured since the 70s. 

In SP where it's a Poly for all ages, where learning and staying active is a continuous journey.
And as we start to resume and bring back all that we love pre-pandemic and way back, we take a look at the journey we had trodden on - our own nostalgia.

Zipping in from mid-1900s, to the 2010s, join this year's POLY50 where you participate in a run with a Throwback Party theme, defined by YOU. 

We hope you're as stoked about this annual tradition as we are!

Whoever you are - the dreamers, the doers, the game disruptors, the unstoppables - Register now!  Registration closes on 14 June 2023!


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