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[11 October 2017] Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2018 to Open Registration for “Charity Entry” Runners on 16 October

 

HONG KONG (10 October 2017) – The “Charity Entry” of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon introduced last year received great support from runners, in the view of this, the related quota will be doubled up to 600 this year. Local and overseas runners can raise funds for the charity organisations while enjoying the Race. The registration for “Charity Entry” will begin on the Marathon’s official website at 10:00a.m., Monday, 16 October 2017, on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful applicants will receive a special-edition race bib.

 

There has been overwhelming response for the Race so far, with more than 116,000 applications through the public ballot entry system, since registration began. Runners who still wish to participate in this year’s event can take this opportunity to register via the “Charity Entry” category.

 

“Charity Entry” – Details

Registration URL: www.hkmarathon.com

Starting Date and Time: 16 October 2017 (Monday) – 10:00a.m.

Finishing Date and Time: 6 November 2017 (Monday) – 7:00p.m.

Amount: HK$1,500 (includes HK$350 race entry fee, and a donation of HK$1,150. The donation of HK$1,150 will be equally donated to the three Official Beneficiaries)

Applicable Races: Marathon, Half Marathon and 10KM

 

Runners and non-runners can also make donations to and raise funds for the Marathon’s charities through the dedicated portal (www.hkmarathoncharity.com). 

 

Official Marathon Charities

  • “Seeing is Believing”, Standard Chartered’s global initiative to prevent avoidable blindness (the local beneficiary is ORBIS)
  • The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society
  • The Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled

 

 

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About the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

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The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is Hong Kong's largest participatory annual sporting event, organised by the HKAAA. With first title sponsorship in 1997, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited will celebrate its 22nd year as title sponsor with the 2018 Event. 

Standard Chartered also sponsors marathons in 7 other cities globally including Taipei, Singapore, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Stanley (Falkland Islands), and Jersey. 

This press release is released by Ogilvy Public Relations on behalf of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2018 Organising Committee.

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