Uplift For Life Ruckathon 2024

Frequently Asked Questions


Registration (Individual)

You can register for the event here with no registration fee. Please note that while registration is free, you will be required to fundraise or donate the minimum amount to qualify to participate in the Ruckathon and be entitled to an Entry Pack.

Please note that one email address can only be used to register for one account (participant). Each participant will need to have their own account to participate in the event.

The registration period for the Ruckathon is 2 May 2024 0000h to 31 August 2024 2359h. You will need to register and fundraise your minimum fundraising amount by 31 August 2024 2359h in order to qualify for the Ruckathon.

Fundraising can continue till 31 October 2024 2359h.
Participants must be a minimum of 6 years old and older, as of 31 December 2024. All participants aged 12 years old and below should be accompanied by parents or guardians and parental/guardian consent should be obtained.
Individuals - Age Category* Minimum Fundraising Amount
Adult (>12 years old) SGD 100/pax
Child (6 to 12 years old) SGD 50/pax
*Age is as of 31 December 2024.
Once you have fundraised your minimum amount, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that you qualify to participate in the Uplift For Life Ruckathon 2024. For technical enquiries, please reach out to support@wobs.sg.
There could be several reasons:
  • The email has been blocked by your mail server and/ or is treated as spam.
  • Your registration was not successful.
  • There was an error in your email address.
Should you require further assistance, please email support@wobs.sg. Kindly include your registered name and mobile number, and we will get back to you within 1 to 3 working days.
Yes, you can make changes to your personal particulars such as medical history and emergency contact via your logged-in profile. However, please email support@wobs.sg should you need to change the following details:.
  • Email Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
All participants are to make changes by 31 August 2024, 2359h. Any request for changes after that will not be accepted.
You can still register to fundraise while overseas. However, to participate in the Ruckathon on 14 September 2024, you will need to fundraise the minimum fundraise amount and be present in Singapore.
Registration (Team)

To register for a New Team, please register here and select the 'Team Leader of a New Team' option. A team code will then be issued to the Team Leader's profile. Remember to share the team code with the rest of your team members for their registration.

Please note that one email address can only be used to register for one account (participant). Each participant will need to have their own account to participate in the event.

You may refer to our Team Leader & New Members Registration Step-by-Step Guide.

For Team Leaders, login to your profile, scroll to the bottom and under 'Invite your Family and Friends to join your team', click 'COPY LINK' or share the invitation URL through various channels.

You may refer to our Team Leader & New Members Registration Step-by-Step Guide.

To join an Existing Team, please register here and select the 'New Member of Existing Team' option. Remember to use the team code provided by your Team Leader. Alternatively, you may request for the unique 'join team' link from your Team Leader.

There is no maximum number of members limit for team registration.

You may refer to our Team Leader & New Members Registration Step-by-Step Guide.
Yes, you may. However, please note that you will need one unique email address per registration for a team. In addition, you need to meet the qualifying amount for each team that you participate in.

The minimum fundraising amount as a team is the sum of all team members' minimum fundraising amounts based on age category. Once the team's minimum fundraising amount is met, regardless of an individual's fundraised amount, the whole team is qualified to participate in the Ruckathon and be entitled to their Entry Pack.

Example 1:
Team Total no. of adults
(>12 years old)
Total no. of children
(6 to 12 years old)
Minimum Fundraising Amount
Team A 15 0 15 x $100 = $1,500
Team B 4 2 (4 x $100) + (2 x $50) = $500

If the total team's minimum fundraising amount is not reached, only individual team members who have achieved their own minimum fundraising amount will be qualified to participate in the Ruckathon and be entitled to their Entry Pack.

Example 2:
Team Member 1
(>12 years old)
Member 2
(>12 years old)
Member 3
(>12 years old)
Team's total fundraised amount Team's minimum qualifying amount
Team C $125 $125 $50 $300 $300 All qualified.
Team D $100 $100 $50 $250 $300 Only members 1 and 2 are qualified. Member 3 will not be qualified.
Entry Pack Collection

The Entry Pack Collection is a two-day event taking place on 7 and 8 September 2024. The Entry Pack is an entitlement to participants who qualify for the Ruckathon. Each pack includes the Ruckathon bib, Ruckathon merchandise and other exciting items!

Participants must collect their Entry Pack before the event, collection details are in the next question.
Uplift For Life 2024 Entry Pack Collection is on the following dates:
Date 7 & 8 September 2024
Time 11am to 8pm
Venue Waterway Point
The Cove, Basement
83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761
*Venue & Dates are subject to change
You will receive the notification 1-2 weeks before the collection period.
Yes, you may authorise someone to collect your entry pack. The authorised person must submit the completed softcopy and hardcopy authorisation form on the entry pack collection day. The organising team will not release entry packs to unauthorised person without the supporting documents i.e. signed authorisation form, confirmation email and verification IDs.
Preparing for the Ruckathon

We will not be providing backpacks for the Ruckathon. We're committed to maintaining an eco-friendly and sustainable event, so we encourage participants to bring their own backpacks.

Additionally, we're striving to keep costs minimal to ensure that most funds raised go directly to the programmes benefiting the beneficiaries. Your understanding and support in this matter are greatly appreciated.
We highly recommend you carry a backpack, that has two straps, ideally with padding so that it would be comfortable as you ruck.

To symbolise us uplifting the burdens on our beneficiaries' shoulders, we hope everyone can carry a backpack.

Please bring your own essential items such as a filled water bottle, poncho, umbrella, light snacks, towel, sunblock, cap, sunglasses, and change of clothes.

For adults (> 12 years old), we encourage you to carry a backpack of minimum 5 kg, unless for health or medical reasons. Here are some items that you can fill your backpacks with:
  • More filled water bottles
  • Umbrella
  • Gym gears i.e. weights
  • Notebooks / Books / Textbooks
  • First aid kit
  • We encourage you to find items that are readily-available at home.
For children (6 to 12 years old) and anyone with health or medical concerns, we recommend them to carry an empty or light backpack, at a weight comfortable for them, with their essential items (examples as mentioned above).
Please come in your sports attire with comfortable footwear - covered shoes or boots with socks. No slippers/ sandals. You may also want to bring a change of clothes to change into after rucking!
Your safety is of utmost importance to us. If you are unsure about your ability to participate in the Ruckathon, or feeling unwell prior to the event, it is highly recommended that you seek medical advice from your doctor.
Day of Ruckathon

Uplift For Life Ruckathon 2024 will be held on the 14 September 2024, Saturday, from 7am to 12pm at the Punggol Waterway Park. The reporting venue is The Plaza at Waterway Point.

Address:
Waterway Point
The Plaza, Basement 1
83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761

(The reporting venue is subject to change.)
Public Transport
By Train
  1. Alight at Punggol MRT/LRT Station (NE17/PTC)
  2. Walk through Exit A and walk down Waterway Point's 24-hour Boardwalk.
By Bus
  1. Take Bus Service Nos: Nos. 3 (from Tampines), 34 (from Changi), 43 (from Upper East Coast Terrace), 50 (from Bishan), 62 (from Geylang), 82 (Punggol Loop), 83 (from Sengkang), 84 (Punggol Loop), 85 (from Yishun), 119 (Punggol Loop), 136 (from Ang Mo Kio).
  2. Alight at Punggol Interchange then walk about 5 mins to Waterway Point.
By Car/Taxi
  1. Drive from CTE (Central Expressway)
    • Head north on CTE
    • Keep right and merge onto TPE
    • Take exit 9 for Punggol Road
    • Continue on Punggol Road and turn left onto Punggol Central.
    • Waterway Point will be on the left.
  2. Drive from KPE (Kallang - Paya Lebar Expressway)
    • Take the exit towards SLE/Jln Kayu/Punggol Road
    • Take exit 9 for Punggol Road
    • Continue on Punggol Road and turn left onto Punggol Central.
    • Waterway Point will be on the left.
  3. Drive from TPE (Tampines Expressway)
    • Head northeast on TPE
    • Take exit 10 for Sengkang East Road towards Punggol Way
    • Continue on Punggol Way and turn right onto Punggol Field
    • Turn left onto Punggol Place
    • Turn left onto Punggol Central
    • Waterway Point will be on the left.

Parking
Car
1st hour entry (6am to 5.59am) : $1.60 for first hour
Every subsequent half hour or part thereof: $0.80

Motorcycle
$1.50 per entry

Participants are to report at 7am. The first wave will be flagged off at 7.30am. Each wave will be 10 minutes apart. Flag-off times are subject to change.

The start pen will open 30 minutes before each respective flag-off and will close 15 minutes after the flag-off time.
There is no baggage deposit area. We strongly encourage participants to carry all their items in their backpacks during the Ruckathon. This approach also aligns with the spirit of journeying and symbolically carrying the burdens of the beneficiaries we aim to support through this event.

Participants must wear their bibs while participating in the Ruckathon. It allows us to easily identify the participant and retrieve any emergency contact information if needed. There is also an emergency hotline number indicated on the reverse side of your bib.

We reserve the right to deny entry of participants into the start pen without valid bibs.
Yes, course markers will be available at every kilometre along the routes.
Yes, participants can refresh themselves with water and isotonic drinks provided at the hydration stations along the route.
The adventure zones are optional. You may skip them if you do not feel comfortable completing them, this would not impact the completion of the Ruckathon.

The 5-km route is a park connector path along Punggol Waterway Park and is wheelchair accessible.

Additionally, our adventure zones offer flexibility in tackling obstacles, allowing participants to engage in activities according to their abilities. Our team of route marshals and adventure guides will be readily available to provide assistance and support throughout the event.

It's important to note that participation in the adventure zones is not compulsory, ensuring that individuals can choose activities that align with their capabilities. While efforts have been made to make the event as accessible as possible, some adventure zones may pose challenges for individuals with certain disabilities. We encourage participants to reach out to us for specific accommodations or assistance needed.

Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Please alert the route marshals or medical responders for medical attention. If you have your mobile phone with you, please contact the emergency hotline number indicated on the reverse side of your bib.

In case of emergency, you may also contact the customer service hotline at 8832 1395.
The event is subject to weather.
  • In the event of a category 1 weather with lighting risk prior to the event, we will not flag-off the Ruckathon.
  • In the event of rain or lightning during the event, kindly head to the nearest hydration point where volunteers will be on hand to assist you and give further directions.
Please also keep a lookout for any SMSes to notify you of the weather status or social media platforms on the event status updates.
The cut-off timing is as follows:
  • 5km – 2.5 hours after the flag-off time
Yes, photographers and videographers will be present. You may access the photos and videos from Care Corner's Facebook page at the end of the event.
No. For the safety of all the Ruckathon participants, skating and cycling are not permitted.
No. For the safety of all the Ruckathon participants, pets are not permitted.
For the safety of all Ruckathon participants, prams, strollers and baby carriers are discouraged.
If you wish to participate, a medical certificate from a qualified gynaecologist in Singapore (other than the expectant mother or her family member) certifying you are fit to participate in the run must be provided to the Ruckathon Organiser during the Entry Pack collection or you may write in to us at comms@carecorner.org.sg. The certificate should be dated within seven days of Uplift For Life Ruckathon 2024.
Fundraising & Donations

You can share your public profile page (by clicking the social media icons) with your family and friends and ask them to support you. All donations support Care Corner Singapore.

We have also specially prepared fundraising resources to make your fundraising journey easier!

The total amount of funds you’ve raised and the people who donated via your page will be shown in your profile page.

Remember to thank those who've supported you! You can find the link in your public profile page after successful login:

When you donate to a team on their team profile page, your donation will be shared evenly amongst all the existing team members. For example, if you donate $500 to a team with five members, each member will receive a contribution of $100 to their fundraised amount.

When you donate to a team member's profile page, your donation will only go to that specific member. Donations made to a team member's profile page will not be distributed amongst other team members.

Whether you choose to donate to a team or team member, your total donation will be reflected in the overall amount raised by the team.

Yes. Care Corner Singapore is a registered Institution of a Public Character (IPC).

All donations $10 and above will be eligible for 250% tax-deduction on the donated sum (from now till 31 December 2026), upon the provision of Name and NRIC/FIN/UEN/ASGD/ITR.

Donations made by 31 December, and have opted for a tax-deduction will automatically be included in the tax assessment.
A tax-deductible receipt from Care Corner Singapore will be sent to the email address provided by 15th of the following month.
GST is not chargeable on donations.
The available payment options are via:
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • PayNow
  • GrabPay
  • Interbank Transfer
  • Cheque
Transfer of Participation & Refund of Donations
Unfortunately, participation slots are strictly non-transferable.
Unfortunately, participation slots are strictly non-transferable. We would like to still appreciate you for supporting our cause!
Thank you for your donation, we really appreciate it. All donations will go towards funding Care Corner programmes and services to support our beneficiaries, and their families. Donations are non-refundable.
All donations will go towards funding Care Corner programmes and services to support our beneficiaries, and their families. Thank you so much for your contribution!

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