The 25th Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon (SCHKM) was held in China’s Hong Kong SAR on Sunday. It was the largest sports event held in the global financial center since the city lifted COVID-19 restrictions. A total of 37,000 people, including celebrities such as Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat, participated in the competition.
Many Chinese internet users were glad to read the news.
“I’m happy that Hong Kong is returning to what it used to be before the pandemic. For Hong Kong, a major financial hub, holding of such event will inject confidence and vigor in the city,” one said.
purpose of the Standard Chartered marathon
For many of us, racing for charity helps us over the finish line. The initiative that’s closest to our hearts is ‘Futuremakers by Standard Chartered‘ which aims to help young people learn, earn and grow.
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prize for Standard Chartered marathon
Held on Sunday 4 December 2022, Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon will see the fastest competitive runners in the Marathon 42.195km and Half Marathon 21.1km categories vie for a share of the $70,000 prize purse.
- Public Ballot and Guaranteed Entry are on a ballot basis while Disability Entry and Charity Entry are on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Registrations of Challenge Entry will only be confirmed after relevant results are verified by the Hong Kong Association of Athletics Affiliates Limited (“The Organiser”).
- Registrations of Disability Entry will only be confirmed with verification of a valid Registration Card for People with Disabilities issued by the HKSAR Government.
- The Organiser reserves the right to close entry before the deadline without prior notice.
- Marathon participants must be 20 years old or above as of 2023 (Count by Year of Birth).
- Applicants MUST have successfully completed at least one race (10km or longer distance) in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon or any local/overseas races between 1 January 2021 and 31 October 2022. Applicants are also required to provide factually the Finishing Time of any races participated between 1 January 2021 and 31 October 2022.
- Estimated Finishing Time shall be submitted upon registration, which will be taken into consideration when the Organiser allocates the race category and start time to participants.
Requirements and Regulations for Wheelchair Race
1. No mechanical gears or levers shall be allowed, that may propel the chair.
2. Only hand-operated, mechanical steering devices will be allowed.
3. The participant must be able to turn the front wheel(s) manually both to the left and the right.
4. The use of mirrors is not permitted during the race.
5. The wearing of a race helmet is compulsory.
6. Wheelchairs will be measured and inspected prior to the start of the race at the assembly area and wheelchair participants will be escorted to the starting area by the race officials. Wheelchairs can be re-examined by the officials before or after the event.
7. Participants must ensure that no part of their lower limbs can fall to the ground or track during the event.
8. It is the responsibility of the participants to ensure that their wheelchair conforms to the requirements stipulated above. Events shall not be delayed while participants make adjustments to their wheelchairs.
9. Participants must take into account the safety of other participants on the route.
10. The appointed Technical Officials shall rule on the safety of the wheelchairs and the use of the wheelchairs by the participants.
Finisher Medal & Certificates
E-Certificate of Achievements, Progress Award and Finisher Medal will be issued to runners who finish different races within the designated time limit. Details are as follows:
|Race Category||E-Certificate of Achievements||Progress Award||Finisher Medal|
|Marathon||Yes (if finish within the designated time limit)||Yes (if finish with a faster Net Time comparing with the same race completed in Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2021)||Yes (if finish within the designated ti|