Ultramarathoners Mr Lim Ngee Huat and Mr Yong Yuen Cheng will be running 50km a day together for 50 days to commemorate the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew's significant contributions to building the nation and to honour some of his character traits.
Each day of the run will be anchored by a theme based of one contribution or character trait. A total of 50 themes have been decided by the Institute of Technical Education students, such as independence, self-reliance, and kindness.
The run, called "Go50: A Nation in Motion", was officially flagged off by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at ITE College West on Thursday morning.
Mr Lim and Mr Yong were also joined by 50 staff and students from ITE Colleges, who will be participating in the event.
The pair will run the 50km distance from 8am to 3pm daily, and it would be spread across planned routes over six different zones of Singapore (North, South, East, North-east, West and Central). It will end on Jun 4, the eve of the start of the South East Asian Games.