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Great Eastern Women’s Run returns full-scale to promote female wellness

Guest of Honour Minister of State Low Yen Ling kicked off registrations for the run as well as a charity fundraiser

Great Eastern Women’s Run returns full-scale to promote female wellness

Caption: Women leaders who ran alongside Minister of State Low Yen Ling were (from left): (1) Jennifer Wong Pakshong, Group Company Secretary & General Counsel for Great Eastern, (2) Cheryl Chen, Fundraising and Events, Senior Manager, Daughters Of Tomorrow, (3) Low Yen Ling, Minister of State, (4) Dr Choo Su Pin, Council Member, Singapore Cancer Society, and (5) Vanessa Lee, Team Singapore SEA Games runner. They were flagged off by (from left): Khor Hock Seng, Group CEO, Great Eastern, and Colin Chan, Managing Director, Group Marketing, Great Eastern.

Great Eastern Women’s Run returns full-scale to promote female wellness

Caption: From left: (1) Cheryl Chen, Fundraising and Events, Senior Manager, Daughters Of Tomorrow, (2) Vanessa Lee, Team Singapore SEA Games runner, (3) Low Yen Ling, Minister of State, (4) Dr Choo Su Pin, Council Member, Singapore Cancer Society and (5) Jennifer Wong Pakshong, Group Company Secretary & General Counsel, Great Eastern.

Singapore, 24 May 2023 – The 17th edition of the Great Eastern Women's Run returns to full swing and registrations were launched today at Raffles Place by Ms Low Yen Ling, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and Mr Khor Hock Seng, Group Chief Executive Officer, Great Eastern.

The 2023 event – which will be held on Sunday, 29 October at the Singapore Sports Hub – returns for the first time to full, pre-pandemic scale and will feature six categories of race activities, up from the four last year. The two additional categories are the 21.1km half marathon, as well as the 100m Princess Dash for three- to six-year-olds. They supplement the four categories from last year: the by-invite-only 21.1km half marathon for local elite runners, as well as the categories for members of the public of 10km, 5km, and the 2km ‘Mummy and Me’ run for ladies with daughters aged five to 12.

This year also sees an increase of competitive categories with more prize money being set aside to nurture local sporting talent. In addition to the 21.1km elite by-invite-only category, cash prizes will also be awarded to the top three finishers of the 21.1km and 10km local closed categories, with more than $18,000 of prize money to be given out.

At today’s launch event, Minister of State Low Yen Ling ran alongside representatives from Great Eastern, Daughters Of Tomorrow, Singapore Cancer Society and Singapore elite runner and SEA Games participant Vanessa Lee on treadmills to mark the official opening of the race's registration, as well as the start of the fundraising campaign by Great Eastern's employees and financial representatives. The runners were flagged off by Mr Khor, Great Eastern Group CEO. This display of solidarity fully exemplifies this year’s race slogan of 'Start Strong, Finish Great'. For each kilometre the fundraisers clock between today and 30 September, Great Eastern will donate $1 to the beneficiary organisations Daughters Of Tomorrow and Singapore Cancer Society. All race registrations today will also attract a $5 donation from Great Eastern.

To celebrate Great Eastern's 115th anniversary, the first 115 women who came to the launch event decked in any Great Eastern Women's Run T-shirt from a past race received a pair of complimentary race slots of their choice, while other on-site registrants were able to sign up at a special launch day promotional rate.

Khor Hock Seng, Group Chief Executive Officer, Great Eastern, said: “Every woman deserves a great run in life. The Great Eastern Women’s Run has been the game-changing race for generations of women through championing female wellness and bonding while motivating women to unlock their own versions of greatness. The run has also become a tremendous force for uplifting communities in Singapore. Over the next five months, our Great Eastern employees and financial representatives will fundraise actively for beneficiary organisations Daughters Of Tomorrow and Singapore Cancer Society, with the support of Community Chest.”

The funds raised will go towards programmes supporting underprivileged women in their back-to-work journey and helping cancer survivors to integrate into everyday life and to regain a strong sense of community and identity.

Singapore’s only all-women’s run has been organised by the insurer Great Eastern since 2006. The race was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19-related social restrictions. In 2021, the run was held virtually, with the exception of a smaller physical event for elite runners. Last year, the run resumed in a reduced physical format at the Sports Hub, with 4,000 runners taking part.

Great Eastern Women’s Run returns full-scale  to promote female wellness

Caption: Those among the first 300 registrants posing with their goodie bags.

Appendix

How to take part in fundraising: The Great Eastern Women's Run Reach for Great Fundraising Challenge 2023 supports two beneficiary organisations: Daughters Of Tomorrow and Singapore Cancer Society. To donate, please visit:
https://www.simplygiving.com/event/gewr2023

How to register for Great Eastern Women’s Run: Register now with your female posse on www.greateasternwomensrun.com to take part in Singapore’s only all-women's race.

Race categories and pricing

Great Eastern Women’s Run returns full-scale to promote female wellness

Note:

  • All prices are in Singapore Dollars and are inclusive of GST
  • +Policyholder refers to Great Eastern Policyholders.
  • *Loyal Runner refers to Great Eastern Women’s Run 2022 runners.
  • On-site launch promotion rate is applicable to all registrants (including public, policyholders, and loyal runners) who purchase race slots on-site at the launch event on 24 May 2023.
  • Registrants may make payment via Credit/Debit Card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express) and PayNow.

About Great Eastern

Founded in 1908, Great Eastern is a well-established market leader and trusted brand in Singapore and Malaysia. With over S$100 billion in assets and more than 14.5 million policyholders, including 12 million from government schemes, it provides insurance solutions to customers through three successful distribution channels – a tied agency force, bancassurance, and financial advisory firm Great Eastern Financial Advisers. The Group also operates in Indonesia and Brunei.

The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited and Great Eastern General Insurance Limited have been assigned the financial strength and counterparty credit ratings of "AA-" by S&P Global Ratings since 2010, one of the highest among Asian life insurance companies. Great Eastern's asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors Limited, is one of the largest private sector asset management companies in Southeast Asia.

Great Eastern is a subsidiary of OCBC Bank, the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932. It is now the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets and one of the world’s most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody’s and AA- by both Fitch and S&P. Recognised for its financial strength and stability, OCBC Bank is consistently ranked among the World’s Top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance and has been named Best Managed Bank in Singapore by The Asian Banker.

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For more information, please contact:

Angeline Ang
Group Corporate Communications
Email: Corpcomms-sg@greateasternlife.com

Natalie Ahl / Celine Low
BlueCurrent Group
Email: greateastern@bluecurrentgroup.com