Organised by the Department of Student Development and Alumni Relations (SA), the annual Poly 50 Campus Relay was inaugurated in the 60s 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.
- To promote social cohesion and interaction amongst students and staff
- To promote fitness and inculcate the importance of regular exercise as well as leading a healthy lifestyle