[Hong Kong, 17 July 2015] The Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA), organiser of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2016, is pleased to announce that the event will take place on 17 January 2016 (Sunday).
2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Marathon. The event has grown from strength to strength over the years – from a race of just around 1,000 participants back in 1997 to becoming the largest participatory sporting event in Hong Kong with 73,000 runners in 2015. It has been recognised as an “M” Mark event for 11 years consecutively, signifying its major sporting event status in Hong Kong.
Standard Chartered Hong Kong is proud to be the title sponsor of this signature event for the 20th consecutive year.
Those who are planning to take part in the Marathon are encouraged to start training now to ensure race safety and enjoyment. Event information and registration arrangement will be announced on the Marathon website (www.hkmarathon.com) and official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hkmarathon) in due course.
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) Ltd will celebrate its 20th year as title sponsor with the 2016 event.
Standard Chartered also sponsors marathons in 9 other cities globally including Taipei, Singapore, Mumbai, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Dubai, Stanley (Falkland Islands) and Jersey.
This press release is released by Ogilvy Public Relations on behalf of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2016 Organizing Committee.
Marathon Registration and Runners’ Communication Office (852) 2577 0800(Monday to Friday - 9:30am to 8pm; Saturday - 9:30am to 1pm) General Inquiry : [email protected] Registration and Participants Information : [email protected]