UAE, 15 July, 2012 – Standard Chartered announced today that runners can register for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2013 from today onwards. The Bank also said that it had signed a three-year contract to extend its sponsorship of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon until 2015.
The Marathon will be held on the 25th January, 2013, with the start / finish line in Downtown Dubai in the shadow of the iconic Burj Khalifa building. There will be four race categories – 42, 10 and 3 kilometres – and entry fees are 120, 60 and 15 US Dollars, respectively.
The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon also provides another a race category for companies to participate in – The Corporate Challenge. Registration for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2013 is available online only at www.dubaimarathon.org.
Standard Chartered has been the title sponsor of the Dubai Marathon since 2005. The race attracted 600 runners in 1990; this year’s race in January attracted almost 20,000 runners across the 42km, 10km and 3km distances.
Standard Chartered is title sponsor of nine marathons across four continents. In addition to underlining the Bank’s ‘Here for good’ brand promise, the sponsorships allow Standard Chartered to raise awareness about Seeing is Believing, its global sustainability programme to help tackle avoidable blindness. This programme has already helped restore the sight of more than 2.5 million people globally, and the Bank has committed to raise USD100 million by 2020. Last week it announced that USD50 million has been raised so far. In the 2012 Dubai race, nearly 1,000 Standard Chartered staff ran or volunteered to help raise funds and awareness of Seeing is Believing.