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2022 Standard Chartered Great City Race rescheduled for Tuesday 6 September

on 2 Aug 2022

Event postponed from original date due to extreme hot weather

2 August 2022, London, United Kingdom – The 2022 Standard Chartered Great City Race will now take place on Tuesday 6 September.

The popular corporate challenge was postponed for safety reasons when the UK Met Office issued a red warning for the original date of Tuesday 19 July, with temperatures in London reaching close to 40°C.

The rescheduled event will remain in the City of London, with the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) Grounds once again acting as the start and finish assembly area. However, due to works taking place in the City of London, the route will be amended slightly for this year only and will be 4K rather than 5K. The event start time has also been changed, from the original scheduled start of 19:00 to a new time of 19:30.

All participants have been emailed confirming the new date. Anyone who is unable to take part on the new date will be offered the option of a refund.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Standard Chartered Great City Race, said: “We’re very grateful for the support of Standard Chartered, the HAC, the City of London, Transport for London, the London Borough of Islington, the emergency services and many others who worked with us to find this new date and we look forward to a great event on 6 September.”

Sonia Rossetti, Regional Head, Corporate Affairs & Brand & Marketing, Europe & Americas at Standard Chartered, said: “We’re very excited to be announcing Tuesday 6 September as the new date for the Standard Chartered Great City Race, and grateful to all those involved in making it happen. It was really important for us to hold the event in 2022 following the disruption over the past couple of years. We’re really looking forward to seeing the runners at the HAC and running through the City.”  

The virtual element of the Standard Chartered Great City Race will also take place on Tuesday 6 September.

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For further information please contact:

Kate Matthews

Manager, Corporate Affairs and Brand & Marketing, Europe

Standard Chartered

+44 20 7885 7899

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About The Standard Chartered Great City Race

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  • The Standard Chartered Great City Race is an annual corporate 5km challenge that traditionally takes place on closed roads through the City of London
  • It was first held in 2005
  • In 2019, 309 teams with 6396 participants entered the event
  • In 2020, the first ever virtual Standard Chartered Great City Race was held with more than 200 teams taking part
  • In 2021, the race returned in full with 216 teams participating in person and 104 taking part in Run From Home

About London Marathon Events

London Marathon Events (LME) organises a series of mass participation events inspiring more than 200,000 participants every year. Its portfolio of world class events includes the world’s greatest marathon and the world’s greatest festival of cycling. LME’s running events incorporate the British Championships for the marathon, half marathon, 10k and one mile distances. The mass participation events are:

  • The Vitality Big Half, The Little Half and The Big Mile
  • Virgin Money London Marathon and the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon
  • Vitality Westminster Mile
  • Vitality London 10,000
  • Standard Chartered Great City Race
  • RideLondon
  • Children with Cancer UK Swim Serpentine

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