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Standard Chartered Marathon 2014: S$10.5 Million In Funding Over 3 Years For The Biggest Marathon In Singapore

by On Apr 22, 2014
Standard Chartered Marathon 2014: S$10.5 Million In Funding Over 3 Years For The Biggest Marathon In Singapore

Standard Chartered Bank announced its long running commitment to sports in Singapore with a 3 year title sponsorship renewal for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS). The new partnership will see Standard Chartered Bank, together with event owner Sport Singapore and event organiser Spectrum Worldwide, deliver the marquee event through to 2016.

Renewed Commitment To One Of Singapore's Most Recognised Marathons

Guest-of-Honour Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Acting Minister of Manpower, was present to witness this announcement, which marks one of the longest-standing sponsorships for a sporting event in Singapore.

Standard Chartered Marathon 2014: S$10.5 Million In Funding Over 3 Years For The Biggest Marathon In Singapore

Standard Chartered Bank runners having a chat with (L-R) Mr. Chris Robb, Mr. Tan Chuan-Jin, and Mr. Neeraj Swaroop

The S$10.5 million in funding over the next 3 years is a significant boost to Singapore's burgeoning running community, with the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore now firmly established as a 'must-do' event for both elite and leisure runners.

The renewed commitment to one of the country's most recognised sporting events stems from the courage, determination and passion of the runners who have participated over the years. These values resonate deeply with Standard Chartered Bank Singapore, which is proud to bring together again an event that engages runners, supporters, volunteers, corporates and the community.

Standard Chartered Marathon 2014: S$10.5 Million In Funding Over 3 Years For The Biggest Marathon In Singapore

Close to 2,000 employees of Standard Chartered took part in last year's Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore for various reasons and are looking to run again this year. (From left to right) Kenneth Ng led a group of staff members as sighted guides for visually impaired runners, Jacqueline Wee ran with her family, Umberto Alessandrio participated as a pacer and Gary Tan successfully completed his 18th marathon at last year's event.

Last year, over 54,000 runners participated in the event, including more than 2,000 Standard Chartered Bank staff and their children.

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Creating Another Unforgettable Race Experience In 2014

Mr Lim Teck Yin, Chief Executive Officer, Sport Singapore, thanked Standard Chartered Bank for its unwavering support for the event, which has played an instrumental role in propelling Singapore into the ranks of Asia's premier sports destinations.

Said Mr Lim,

"Standard Chartered Bank has long been a valued partner of sport in Singapore and her contribution through the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore exemplifies how a sports event could be grown over the years to reach out to young and old, and inspire people to live better through sport."

Registration for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014 is slated to open in July, with more announcements to be made in the coming weeks.

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