The Standard Chartered Great City Race 2013 - Date Confirmed

Standard Chartered Great City Race

The date for the 2013 Standard Chartered Great City Race, a leading 5km corporate running challenge held on the closed-off streets across the City of London, has been set for Thursday 11 July.

Over 5,000 workers across the City are expected to don their running gear and take part.

This is the ninth year the Bank has sponsored the not-for-profit event which helps to raise awareness and funds for Seeing is Believing, a global initiative set up by Standard Chartered Bank to help tackle avoidable blindness. This year Seeing is Believing will once again be the official beneficiary of the race with £10 from every £30 entry fee donated to an eye-care project in Zambia.

The event brings together over 400 companies from the worlds of banking, accountancy, insurance, law and the media. Due to its popularity, places will be initially offered to teams who have previously competed. Runners wishing to participate for the first time can register their interest and find out more about the race by visiting

All the latest race news can be found on the new race website,, and Twitter @GreatCityRace.

Richard Holmes, Standard Chartered Bank CEO Europe, said: 'The Standard Chartered Great City Race is a unique event that is not only about bringing together corporate teams for a fun evening but also about helping to raise funds and awareness for Seeing is Believing. I encourage all City workers to get teams of colleagues together and join us for what we hope will be another sell-out event'.

Hugh Brasher, Race Director at London Marathon Ltd, which organises the event, said: 'The enthusiasm for the Standard Chartered Great City Race is overwhelming and, as last year showed, record numbers of runners continue to take part whatever the weather conditions are on race day! We’re looking forward to welcoming another capacity field this year'.

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