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Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2022 named Best Sports Event of the Year at the 2023 Singapore Sports Awards

 

  • Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2022 won Best Sports Event of the Year in the Community and Mass Participation Category at the Singapore Sports Awards 2023
  • Organised by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Sport Singapore (SportSG), the awards honoured and celebrated the best of Singapore sports over the past year 
  • Last year’s Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon saw close to 40,000 participants, including more than 5,000 international runners, race the streets of Singapore across three days and five event categories
SINGAPORE, 13 September 2023 - Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) 2022 was awarded Best Sports Event of the Year in the Community and Mass Participation Category at the 2023 Singapore Sports Awards (SSA) held on 23 August 2023. The IRONMAN Group, organisers of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM), accepted the award at a star-studded presentation ceremony among Singapore’s sporting elites.

Organised by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Sport Singapore (SportSG), the SSA is an annual award that celebrates the best of sports in Singapore across 13 categories including individual, team and event categories. The selection committee is chaired by the President of the SNOC.

This is the fifth time SCSM has won the Best Sports Event of the Year since the inception of the SSA in 2012, having claimed the accolade in 2020, 2018, 2017 and 2013. 

SCSM 2022 saw close to 40,000 participants, including more than 5,000 international runners, race the streets of Singapore across three days and five event categories in one of the first mass participation events to be held following the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year’s edition also saw the return of the Half Marathon (21.1km) and Marathon (42.195km) categories, marking the return of long-distance running in a road racing format. This placed the race as the biggest mass participation sporting event in Singapore after the pandemic.

Speaking on the win, Jeff Edwards, Managing Director of Asia for The IRONMAN Group said, “We are honoured and humbled to be recognised for this prestigious award, a true testament to the unity, determination and passion of the running community. We would like to thank our participants, partners and sponsors for their unwavering support and making last year’s race a resounding success. This monumental win should give race participants the confidence that they’ll have a great race with us this December, as part of ‘Our Race to Go Beyond.’ With the new running routes and finish planned at the iconic National Stadium, this year’s Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon promises to be an unforgettable experience for all.”

The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon will return for its 2023 edition from Friday December 1 to Sunday December 3, 2023 with a brand new finish line at the National Stadium. It will also see the return of the National Championship and the Gold Label International Elite Race. 
Runners in the Marathon and Half Marathon will begin their races in waves from 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, 3 December, and have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of renowned attractions such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and the Singapore Sports Hub. Within the Central Business District, runners will pass famous landmarks including the Singapore Flyer, Merlion, and Esplanade. 
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About Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon
The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is the leading mass participation run and only World Athletics Gold Label race in South East Asia. Since 2002, the race has brought runners unparalleled running experiences, threading through the heart of the city, past some of Singapore’s iconic landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. SCSM comprises of five categories; Marathon 42.195km, Half Marathon 21.1km, 10km, 5km, and Kids Dash and was first recognised as a Gold Label event by the World Athletics in 2012 for its world-class excellence in global sporting significance, organisational quality, and compliance with the World Athletics’ safety standards. The race has been a catalyst to growing the local and regional running community, bringing together approximately 50,000 professional, amateur, avid and leisure runners yearly. For more information, visit www.singaporemarathon.com.

About Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon
The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is the leading mass participation run and only World Athletics Gold Label race in South East Asia. Since 2002, the race has brought runners unparalleled running experiences, threading through the heart of the city past some of Singapore’s iconic landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. SCSM comprises of five categories; Marathon 42.195km, Half Marathon 21.1km, 10km, 5km, and Kids Dash and was first recognised as a Gold Label event by the World Athletics in 2012 for its world-class excellence in global sporting significance, organisational quality, and compliance with the World Athletics’ safety standards. The race has been a catalyst to growing the local and regional running community, bringing together approximately 50,000 professional, amateur, avid and leisure runners yearly. For more information, visit www.singaporemarathon.com.

About Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore is part of an international banking group, with a presence in 53 of the world’s most dynamic markets for more than 160 years and serving clients in a further 64. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good.

The Bank has a history of 164 years in Singapore, where we opened our first branch in 1859. In October 1999, we were among the first international banks to receive a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) license, an endorsement of the Group's longstanding commitment to our business in the country.

Singapore is home to the majority of our global business leadership, our technology operations, as well as SC Ventures, our innovation hub. In 2013, the Bank transferred our Singapore Retail and SME businesses to a locally incorporated subsidiary, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited ("SCBSL"). And in May 2019, we fully consolidated our business operations in Singapore through the transfer of our Commercial Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Private Banking businesses to SCBSL. SCBSL is one of the highest-rated banks globally: A1/Stable by Moody’s Investor Services, A/Stable by Standard & Poor’s and A/Stable by Fitch Ratings. In August 2020, we were the first and only bank to be awarded the “Significantly Rooted Foreign Bank” (SRFB) status by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In December 2020, we were granted enhanced SRFB privileges, in recognition of the significantly higher degree of rootedness exceeding the SRFB baseline criteria.

In October 2022, we launched Trust Bank Singapore Limited (Trust), our digital bank venture in partnership with FairPrice Group. Trust offers a range of products, from credit card and savings account to insurance. Since its launch, Trust has amassed over 500,0000 customers, making it one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks.

In Singapore, we support both individual and corporate needs to build wealth and drive commerce at every step of their journey. We do this by offering an entire range of financial services across personal, priority and private banking as well as our business, and corporate, commercial & institutional banking teams. The Bank has a network of 10 branches, 4 Priority Banking centres, 1 International Banking and Priority Private Centre and 21 ATMs. For more information, please visit www.sc.com/sg.

About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series trail-running events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB®, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business, and Orkila Capital, a growth equity firm focused on building great brands. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group

About Advance
Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.