The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is Hong Kong's largest participatory annual sporting event. Commencing the first title sponsorship in 1997 with around 1,000 runners, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd is celebrating its 18th year as title sponsor and 73,000 participants for the 2014 event.
Silver Label Road Race
The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2014 has maintained its status as a Silver Label Road Race, awarded by the International Association of Athletics Federations(IAAF). Further, the HKSAR government has once again designated it a Brand Hong Kong event, while the Major Sports Events Committee has accorded the race “M”Mark status.
The total enrollment quota will be 73,000, an increase of 1,000 from 2013. And prize money has been increased from US$258,400 to US$300,000.Also to be held in 2014 will be a 3km Wheelchair Race and a pilot 10km Wheelchair Race to promote integration of those with and without disabilities,and to foster social harmony.
Hotels Near The Marathon
To make your trip to Hong Kong as comfortable as possible we reccommend these fine hotels: › Wharney Guang Dong Hong Kong, › Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, › JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong. Or check › The list of recommended hotels in Hong Kong.
Stay at a good hotel to be fit at the starting line, and recover well after the marathon so you can enjoy Hong Kong.