Race: Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
Location: Hong Kong
Date: 12 February 2017
The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is Hong Kong’s largest participatory annual sporting event. Started in 1997 and running from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, China to symbolize the return of Hong Kong’s sovereignty to China, the race attracted and initial number of 1,000 entries. Celebrating its 20th year as title sponsor for the 2016, the marathon now draws 73,000 participants. Standard Chartered also sponsors marathons in 9 other cities globally including Taipei, Singapore, Mumbai, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Dubai, Stanley and Jersey. The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has been promoting the importance of healthy lifestyle that incorporates regular exercise, and was recognised as “Brand Hong Kong Event” by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.