29 March 2014, 7am to 1pm @ NUS Running Track

In commemoration of their 85th anniversary in 2014, the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Dentistry and Science, are collaborating on a joint-launch project on Saturday, 29 March – the 85th Anniversary Resilience Run. Comprising a fund raising campaign, the Run symbolizes the resilience of the three faculties in weathering and overcoming various challenges over the years to become the uniquely successful institution that each is today.

Highlights of the event:

1.     Dr William Tan, Faculty of Science alumnus and NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award recipient (2005) has
        pledged to do 85 km-run round the NUS track for this event in his specially-equipped paraplegic tricycle.
2.     Each of the 3 Faculties will form its own Resilience Run relay team to cover a distance of 8.5 km (22 laps round the
3.     Members of the NUS special-needs community will join the Resilience run to raise awareness of their on-campus
        lives and experiences.
4.     Carnival ambience with snack stalls, live narration and cheer-leaders for a great family outing and alumni

To create greater awareness and support for the special-needs student community on campus, fund-raising is in progress. All proceeds from the Run will go towards the Enablers, a non-profit student-interest group aimed at helping special needs students to integrate into campus life through an extensive range of activities and projects.

Over 1,000 participants, supporters and their families from the NUS community (faculty, staff, students and alumni) are expected to join the event.

To show your support  please participate in the Resilience Run (please note that various distances are available for participants). To register as a runner, please visit the registration website here.  A Resilience Run t-shirt and goodie bag will be given to all runners.

Please register by 15 March 2014.


Contact Information

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Dentistry

Faculty of Science

Ms Lynn Tan

DID 6516 3819

Ms Ms Perina Chiang / Mr David Lee /

DID 67725341 / 67724955

Mr Perry Hee

DID 65161468

For more information on our Anniversary celebrations, visit our website at



Support our anniversary cause by making a donation to enhance the noble activities of the NUS Enablers and making the campus more lively and at-home to the University’s special-needs community; please proceed to the NUS Giving Portal - The Enable Fund

To find out more about the NUS Enablers, click here.