MESRC had been organising the Sports for Life (SFL) Fitness Assessment (Walk or Run Test) since 2002 with the aim to encourage our staff to stay active and healthy through the MOE Healthy Lifestyle Incentive Award Scheme. MOE Staff must have worked for the full year starting from 2 Jan to 31 Dec 2022 and obtained either gold, silver, or bronze award for the SFL Fitness Assessment (Walk or Run Test). Staff who meet these criteria are awarded with monetary incentives $100 for Gold, $75 for Silver and $50 for Bronze.
This event is for all MOE Staff (except staff from Independent or Specialised Independent Schools, Specialised Schools, NIE trainees, MOE Seconded staff, Flexi-Adjunct & Contract staff, MESRC Associate and Corporate members). This is because the budget provided by MOE to MESRC is computed based on the established posts in Government and Government-Aided schools.
Staff may choose to participate in the Run test or Walk test.
a) Run Test is an excellent way to measure cardiorespiratory (aerobic) fitness. It covers 2.4km and is normally conducted on a 400m track where the participants run continuously at a personal best pace for 6 laps. The time taken to complete the distance is used to determine the award.
b) Walk Test is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking an active and healthy lifestyle. It assesses an individual's fitness level over a 2km walk. The Walk is normally conducted on a 400m track where the participants walk briskly and at an even pace for 5 laps. The time taken to complete, together with the participant's heart rate at the end of the walk, his/her height, weight, and age, are used to compute and evaluate the 'Fitness Category' achieved.
Please refer to attachment for the list of venues and MOE approved 2.4KM Run Test and 2KM Walk Test standards for female and male.
Registration for MOE HQ Staff: MOE HQ Registration for Centralised Sports for Life Fitness Assessment (Walk or Run Test) 2022 (form.gov.sg)
Registration for School Staff: Registration for Centralised Sports for Life Fitness Assessment (Walk or Run Test) 2022 (form.gov.sg)