Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
Standard Chartered Bank has sponsored the Hong Kong Marathon for 18 consecutive years, starting from 1997. Through this sponsorship, the Bank promotes a healthy lifestyle and the marathon spirit in Hong Kong's community.
The annual race has attracted overwhelming participation from local and international runners. It is the largest participatory sporting event in Hong Kong, a 'Brand Hong Kong' activity and a source of pride for Hong Kong's community.
For more information, please visit http://www.hkmarathon.com.
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2014
The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2014 successfully took place in February, with funds raised for charity during the event hitting a record high. Due to tremendous support from Standard Chartered's corporate clients, Standard Chartered staff and the Hong Kong general public, the amount raised this year exceeded HKD 7.3 million. This achievement bears witness to the efforts of participants in putting the "Run for a Reason" theme into practice. For more information, please visit http://www.hkmarathon.com.
Supporting the Community
The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is proud to support the needs of the community through its Charity Programme. Since its inception, over HKD 44 million has been raised for these charitable causes. These donations were largely made possible by the many thousands of inspired runners who want to make a difference to society beyond their personal reward of completing a marathon.
Three charitable causes have been selected as the key beneficiaries of the Marathon Charity Programme:
Seeing is Believing, The Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled, The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society
The Marathon Charity Programme Online Donation Portal provides a convenient, environmentally-friendly way for runners and their supporters to raise funds and to promote how they are exemplifying the Marathon theme "Run for a Reason". Click here for more information.
Marathon 101 Education Programme
With the continued support and endorsement of the Education Bureau, the "Marathon 101 Education Programme" attracts overwhelming participation from primary and secondary schools. In 2013-2014, over 80% of the schools in Hong Kong joined the Programme.
Please visit http://www.hkmarathon.com for more information on Marathon 101 activities in 2013-2014.