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Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group, with more than 86,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where we earn around 90 per cent of our income and profits. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
In the UAE, Standard Chartered opened its first branch in 1958 in Sharjah. The Group’s business gradually increased in the UAE with the opening of several branches and today, Dubai is the Bank’s regional hub for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region and is the centre for its Islamic Banking arm, Standard Chartered Saadiq. Standard Chartered enjoys the position of having the most extensive branch network among international banks in UAE with 11 branches, five electronic Banking units and more than 90 ATMs and CDMs across the country.
What’s your reason to run?
The Standard Chartered marathons – nine races spanning four continents that give thousands of ordinary people reason to feel extraordinary. These marathons characterise the values and attitude that Standard Chartered believes in, and lives by every day – a “can-do” attitude, a priority on strength of trust, willpower, stamina, and a determination to go the distance.
Testing individual courage while bringing together and inspiring entire communities to lead healthier lifestyles, there’s really nothing quite like a Standard Chartered marathon. Between October and June, races take place in Jersey, Nairobi, Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, the Falkland Islands and Kuala Lumpur. Their growing popularity may be explained by the fact that they appeal to all types of runners – some people run in costumes, some for charity, others to push their physical and mental limits. Whatever the reason, these runners and the thousands that come to support them, experience what makes Standard Chartered marathons unique. A sense of trust between competitors and creativity amongst supporters. A determination to go the extra mile, no matter what. The marathons embody everything that Standard Chartered believes in. They are truly a run for everyone.