Standard Chartered banking group believes in giving ordinary people the chance to do extraordinary things.  That is why they now sponsor nine fantastic running events over four continents every year, bringing communities together and inspiring healthy lifestyles.


With a strong emphasis on values, Standard Chartered ensures their marathons are built around a ‘can–do’ attitude, trust and determination.


Standard Chartered currently supports the Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Dubai, Jersey, Nairobi and Falkland Islands Marathons; each of them having a reputation for being high standard events.


The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is widely renowned as one of Asia’s finest, and with its fantastic course and excellent organisation is always an unforgettable experience for runners. 

Likewise, Hong Kong Marathon is an amazing run and next year’s event is already sold out. In addition to these big, premier events Standard Chartered also takes pride in delivering the same excellent quality to its smaller events, such as Jersey and the Falkland Islands.


There is little doubt that Standard Chartered supports one the finest series of marathons in the world – they do not stop at simply providing funding for these great events, but instead go above and beyond to always deliver world class runs.



After 20,000 runners took place in last year’s event, the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is set to return on January 24th 2014.


Taking in much of Dubai’s world famous splendour, the marathon is quickly making a name for itself as a big time event.


Coming in to its 15th running, the Dubai Marathon has already seen all-time Marathon legends Wilson Kibet and Haile Gebrselassie each win the event three years in a row. The event, which became known as the world’s richest by offering a cool $1 million for a world record, certainly does not lack wow factor or star power.


The marathon course itself is run almost exclusively along the waterfront, and takes in world famous landmarks such as the mind blowing Palm Jumeirah and the monumental Burj Al Arab. 


Additionally, the course is lightning quick!  The men’s world record has been repeatedly threatened in Dubai, and runners have a great shot at setting their personal best.


Standard Chartered Marathons are always high quality events.   Add in the grandeur and majesty of the city of Dubai and you have the recipe for an amazing event.


Get to work quickly; for there are only two months for you to plan your trip to Dubai and get involved in a brilliant event!



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