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SIA Organises 70th Anniversary Charity Run To Raise Funds For Community Chest

11 May 2017 - Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be organising a Charity Run to raise funds for Community Chest as part of the Airline’s 70th Anniversary Year celebrations.  The SIA Charity Run 2017 will be held on 8 October 2017 at The Float @ Marina Bay.

The Charity Run will encompass a 10km Competitive Run, 5km Fun Run and Corporate Challenge, with teams of seven runners completing 10km each.  The Charity Run will also highlight a Wheelathon segment, in which 70 beneficiaries will be nominated by Community Chest to participate in a 3km route tailored for wheelchair users.

Attractive prizes can be won for both race winners and participants alike during the Charity Run. Winners of the 10km Competitive Run and the Corporate Challenge will receive Business Class, Economy Class or ScootBiz tickets to a destination of their choice within the SIA, SilkAir and Scoot network, depending on their finish position. Meanwhile, all participants will be entitled to take part in a lucky draw for a chance to win Business Class tickets on SIA or SilkAir, or ScootBiz tickets on Scoot.

Participants as well as other members of the public can also look forward to fringe activities during the Charity Run, such as musical performances by SIA employees.

“The Singapore Airlines Group is pleased to be able to do our part to give back to the community through the Charity Run, with funds raised going to our long-time partner Community Chest.  Seventy years is a significant milestone for the SIA Group and we wanted to commemorate it in a special way through a public event that can help support those in the community who need it most,” said Mr Boris Mak, Chairman of the Singapore Airlines Charity Run 2017.

Registration for the SIA Charity Run is now open via http://siacharityrun.com.sg. Through the website, registrants can also find out more details about the event.

Community Chest supports about 80 social service organisations in Singapore that help those in need including adults with disabilities, children with special needs and youth-at-risk, families in difficulty, persons with mental health issues and seniors in need.

About Singapore Airlines

The SIA Group’s history dates back to 1947 with the maiden flight of Malayan Airways Limited.  The airline was later renamed Malaysian Airways Limited and then Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA). In 1972, MSA split into Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysian Airline System. Initially operating a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to 22 cities in 18 countries, SIA has since grown to be a world-class international airline group.

Singapore Airlines is committed to the constant enhancement of the three main pillars of its brand promise: Service Excellence, Product Leadership and Network Connectivity.  The SIA Group fleet and network are also expanding in support of the development of its portfolio strategy, in which it has investments in both full-service and low-cost airline operations.  This portfolio of airlines serving short-, medium-, and long-haul markets gives the SIA Group more flexibility and nimbleness, with the right vehicles to serve the right markets.

Stockholm will become the second Scandinavian city in Singapore Airlines’ route network, from 30 May 2017, while SIA’s subsidiary airlines also have plans for growth in their key markets.

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