Standard Chartered Bank will continue to be the title sponsor for Marathon Singapore for the next three years. (Photo by Sport Singapore)
Standard Chartered Bank announced on 21 April its long running commitment to sports in Singapore with a three-year title sponsorship renewal for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS). The new partnership will see Standard Chartered Bank, together with event owner, Sport Singapore, and event organiser, Spectrum Worldwide, deliver the marquee event through to 2016.
Guest-of-Honour Mr Tan Chaun-Jin, Acting Minister of Manpower, was present to witness this announcement, which marks one of the longest-standing sponsorships for a sporting event in Singapore.
The $10.5 million in funding over the next three years is a significant boost to Singapore’s burgeoning running community, with the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore now firmly established as a ‘must-do’ event for both elite and leisure runners.
Mr Lim Teck Yin, Chief Executive Officer, Sport Singapore, thanked Standard Chartered Bank for its unwavering support for the event, which has played an instrumental roles in propelling Singapore into the ranks of Asia’s premier sports destinations.
Mr Lim said: “Standard Chartered Bank has long been a valued partner of sport in Singapore and her contribution through the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore exemplifies how a sports event could be grown over the years to reach out to young and old, and inspire people to live better through sport.”
Public registration for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014 is slated to open in July, with more announcements to be made in the coming weeks.