The 2010 Standard Chartered Great City Race

Limited Places Remain For The 2010 Standard Chartered Great City Race Following High Demand For Registrations.

Following the completion of the world-renowned Virgin London Marathon last Sunday, all eyes in the capital have turned to this year’s Standard Chartered Great City Race, London’s premier corporate team running challenge. With just under 3 months to go, this year’s race has set a new benchmark with over 4,000 City workers already registered to participate in the event on the evening of Thursday 15 July.

Staged within closed-off streets across the square mile, the race has grown in prominence every year since its inception in 2005. With a maximum entry of 6,500 runners, remaining places are already at a premium following unprecedented interest from leading firms across the worlds of finance, banking, insurance, law and the media. The event attracts a loyal following from budding runners across a variety of companies, including JP Morgan, Slaughter & May and HSBC. Race sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank, also expects over 600 of its City-based employees to participate in the event, either running in the race itself or supporting their colleagues along the race route.

Now in its sixth year, the race invites companies to enter teams of four or more runners. As well as encouraging fitness and teamwork, the event also has a charitable goal with £5 of each £25 entry fee donated directly to the race’s 2010 community partner, Seeing is Believing (SiB) - a global initiative to help eradicate avoidable blindness. Runners are invited to fundraise for SiB and will also be incentivised by Standard Chartered Bank who pledge to match all SiB donations pound-for-pound and therefore double the impact. Last year’s fundraising for Seeing is Believing totalled £70,000.

Richard Holmes, CEO for Europe, Standard Chartered Bank, 'The record number of early registrations for this year’s race has created a real buzz which will only increase as the event draws nearer. The race is a key calendar date, not only in the Bank’s diary but the City as a whole and I look forward to seeing our staff and the City community come together to enjoy this unique event whilst raising money for worthy causes'.

City workers can register their interest for this year’s race at the official race website:

www.cityrace.co.uk

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