Tuesday, April 02, 2013

SCKLM 2013 : Last Dash to Run!

Standard Chartered contest to win 100 registration slots to run in the
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013

Kuala Lumpur, 31 March 2013 – Celebrating its 5th year, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd, the title sponsor of Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) held a “Last Dash to Run” contest yesterday for the public to win 100 registration slots in the upcoming SCKLM 2013.

Participants clad in blue and green gathered early for the flag-off at Jalan P.Ramlee. The first 100 runners to arrive at the finish line at the Standard Chartered KL Park won a coveted spot to participate in SCKLM2013.
Last Dash to Run” flag off - participants then raced towards the Trustmark at Standard Chartered KL Park to win a free slot in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013. 
The contest was organised to allow more runners’ to participate in the Marathon on 30 June 2013, through Standard Chartered’s own allocation of registration slots. Due to overwhelming response, SCKLM public registration closed at 33,000 within six (6) weeks, taking many by surprise and leaving ardent runners without a slot to run in the Marathon.

Standard Chartered said, “This is just one way in which we can help more runners participate in the Marathon.”
The first 100 runners who reached and saved a spot on the Trustmark at the Standard Chartered KL Park. 
The event was joined by EPL Legends, Dietmar Hamann and Dennis Wise, who don their running shoes to encourage the runners. The Legends were in town to launch the Standard Chartered EPL 2013, a local football tournament between EPL Legends and Malaysian All-Stars team, coming up in April. 
EPL Legends, Dietmar Hamann sharing a light moment with the winners while signing autographs. 
EPL Legends, Dietmar Hamann and Dennis Wise signing at the “Run for a Reason” mural wall pledge by participants to support the participants. 

For media information, please contact:

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
Dominica Chin, Head of Brand and Sponsorships, Corporate Affairs
+6012 217 0245 | +6012 376 1539 | dominica.chin@sc.com  

Essence Communications at 03-7493 5588:
Karen Teh, ext. 209 | +6012 448 1450 | karen.teh@my-essence.com
Lee Wei Yan, ext. 330 | +6016 599 2131 | weiyan@my-essence.com 

About the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013

Back for the fifth year, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon is scheduled to take place on 30 June 2013 at Dataran Merdeka. This year, the Marathon exceeded its target with a total of 33,000 runners registered, ranging from elite professionals to first-time amateurs. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon boasts participants from all over Malaysia and over 48 countries worldwide. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 continues as Malaysia’s flagship running event with top runners competing for a total of USD110,000 prize money in 2013.

For more information on the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon, please refer to:

About Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Chartered – leading the way in Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world's most dynamic markets and earns more than 90 per cent of its profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank’s growth in recent years. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

With 1,700 offices in 70 markets, the Group offers exciting and challenging international career opportunities for nearly 87,000 staff. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. Standard Chartered’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for good’.

For further information please visit www.standardchartered.com. Follow Standard Chartered at www.facebook.com/standardchartered and on Twitter @StanChart.

Standard Chartered in Malaysia
Standard Chartered Bank, a member of the Standard Chartered Group was established in Malaysia in 1875 and incorporated as Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad on 29 February 1984.  As Malaysia’s first bank, Standard Chartered leads the way through product innovation, consistent and strong growth performance and sustainability initiatives. The Bank’s two businesses - Wholesale and Consumer Banking – provides a comprehensive range of financial products and services to corporates, institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and individuals through its network of 40 branches across Malaysia.

In 2001, Standard Chartered UK established its third global technology & operations centre, Scope International, in Malaysia – the first international bank to do so in the country. Scope International provides software development, banking operations, IT support services and customer service capabilities to the Bank in up to 70 countries. It now houses the biggest software development company in the country, International Software Centre Malaysia (ISCM) and has a total workforce of more than 3,200 people.

Price Solutions Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank UK is also located in Malaysia. The company promotes and markets Standard Chartered’s financial products in Malaysia through a network of direct sales agents.

Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad’s Islamic Banking subsidiary was established in November 2008. It offers a full suite of Shariah-compliant products and services to individuals and corporates through its financial centres.

Standard Chartered employs more than 7,000 employees in all its Malaysian operations.

About the Event Organiser
Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd is a Kuala Lumpur-based company that provides strategic event management expertise for high scale sporting events. Dirigo is headed by Rainer Biemans and Gloria Ng that collectively have over 30 years in planning international sports events, and includes managing previous Standard Chartered KL Marathons. For more information on Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd, please call +603 7725 0881. 

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