8 January 2013, Bandar Seri Begawan – Standard Chartered Bank today officially revealed plans for their upcoming Standard Chartered Half-Marathon Brunei 2013 at a press conference held at Radisson Hotel in the capital.
The Standard Chartered Half-Marathon Brunei 2013 will be held on Sunday, 7 April 2013 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium and will feature four running categories- Half-Marathon, 10km, 5km and 2.5km.
Lai Pei-Si, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank said in her welcoming remarks:
“At Standard Chartered Bank, we are passionate about running. Across the globe, we feature 9 marathons in Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jersey, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Nairobi, Singapore and Stanley and 4 races- Standard Chartered Great City Race, London; Standard Chartered Indonesia Half-Marathon, Standard Chartered Taipei Vertical Marathon and our Half-Marathon here in Brunei.”
“Marathon’s capture the essence of the Standard Chartered’s can-do attitude and our brand promise- Here for good. The sponsorship of marathons and races is not just about associating our name and logo with an event. It’s about how we can bring focus to a cause like Seeing is Believing and other causes. There are few events that can bring a community together like a marathon, whether people are participating, supporting or volunteering. At the same time, through our marathons and races, we have been able to build and deepen stakeholder relationships. Our staff for one are engaged through the opportunity to participate or volunteer. These events are also a great fundraising opportunity to contribute back to the local community. We are a long term supporter of encouraging individuals to lead healthier lifestyles and our runs are one way which we can make a difference.”
Standard Chartered Half Marathon 2013 is proudly sponsored by Official Sponsor- Great Eastern Life alongside official partners- GetFit CrossFit, Mixmediaworx, New Balance, Radisson Hotel, Royal Brunei Airlines, Soleus, Suci, Sunlit Advertising, 100 Plus, Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata. This event is also strongly supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and sanctioned by the Brunei Athletics Association. ThreeG Media Sdn Bhd is also a supporter.
As the Official Sponsor, Great Eastern Life has a special category named after them- the Great Eastern Women’s 10km Run. Participants in this category will receive a special Great Eastern Life gift in their running bags and also invitations to special Great Eastern Life events. On top of this, winners in this category will also receive special Great Eastern Life placement trophies.
Caroline Sim, Assistant Head, Brunei Branch, Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd said:
“At Great Eastern, we’re no longer just a life insurance company, but a Life company. We believe that while insurance is important, each individual is irreplaceable and there will never be another you to love your family as you can.
Our Live Great programme is the first integrated health and wellness programme of its kind to actively help our customers live healthier, better and longer.
We are pleased to sponsor the Great Eastern Women’s 10km Run, one of the categories in the Standard Chartered Half Marathon, to empower women to take ownership of their health. The Great Eastern Women’s 10K Run is an excellent platform to promote the wonderful benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. We believe that ‘Life is Great’ when one is healthy and well.
We would like to encourage as many women as possible to participate in our inaugural Run and start living great.”
Categories and prize table as below:
All winners will also receive a Soleus Running Watch.
Runners of the Half-Marathon and 10km categories will receive finishing medals and downloadable certificates.
Runners of the 5km and 2.5km will receive downloadable participation certificates.
Total participation is capped at 6000 participants and fees and maximum numbers are as below:
Highlights of the 2013 event includes:
Increase in total prize money by over 60%.
Addition of a veteran category for the Half-Marathon category.
Special Great Eastern 10km Women’s Run that will include Great Eastern placement trophies alongside prize money and extra goodies for all participating in this category.
Branded New Balance T-shirt for all runners and volunteers.
Soleus Running Watches for all winners
Charity remains a focus of the Standard Chartered Half-Marathon Brunei 2013 and this year, funds raised will benefit Learning Ladders, SMARTER Brunei and Seeing is Believing.
More information can be found at the official Standard Chartered Half-Marathon Brunei 2013 website at www.scbruneihalfmarathon.com or via calling Phone Banking at 265 8000. Online registration is now open while registration at Branches will open on 14 January 2013.
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