Event Details

General Information

The Vertical Challenge 2020
Locations of suitable elevation such as hills and ridges for outdoors or staircases at HDB blocks, condos/offices, high-rise buildings for indoors
01 October 2020 to
31 December 2020

Any time at your convenience

Registration is free but participants need to raise funds for HCA
Early birds (First 100 sign ups) get a free copy of Marathon: Training Smart written by veteran running coach Steven Quek*

*Steven Quek spent most of his 30 years coaching school and national runners like Olympian Neo Jie Shi and Jeevanesh Soundararajah.

The Organiser reserves the right to alter any information under this section "Event Details". Reasonable efforts will be taken by the Organiser to notify any changes to all participants through The Dandelion Events website and/or Facebook page, and other communication channels such as SMS and/or email.

For more info and registration, please proceed here: http://www.thedandelionevents.org/online-registration

Click here for The Vertical Challenge Briefing PDF.

Categories and Qualifying Amount

50m, 100m, 200m vertical gain
Individual S$300
Family and Friends S$600
(max 5 participants per family and friends team)
250m, 500m, 1000m, 2020m vertical gain
Individual S$300
Corporate or Groups S$3,000
(max 10 participants per corporate or group)

Participation is free for this event, however participants must raise a minimum amount to qualify for award categories and finisher entitlements like medal, e-certificate and finisher t-shirt.

The minimum fundraising amount for various participant groups is reflected in the table above.


Top Fundraiser Award: All participants are eligible to compete for this award. Individual, family, friends and team (corporate/organisation) awards will be presented.

For Competitive Category:

Top Supporter Award: Corporate or organisation which fields the most teams.

Top Climber Award: Individual or team who completes their selected category in the shortest time.

2020 Achievement Award: Individuals or teams who complete the 2020m category will be entitled to the award.

Winners of the different award categories will be announced at a virtual closing event on 9 Jan 2021. An invitation to the event will be emailed to you closer to the date.

Terms & Conditions

  1. The organiser reserves the right to change the award category at its discretion and the organiser’s decision of the award winner is final.
  2. All monetary donations will receive 2.5 times tax exemption.
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S$372,616 Raised
Target: S$300,000