The Standard Chartered Great City Race

What is the Standard Chartered Great City Race?

A premier corporate 5k running challenge in the City of London which regularly attracts fields of 6,500.

What is the Standard Chartered Great City Race?

The Standard Chartered Great City Race is a 5km team challenge which sees thousands of runners from the legal, banking, insurance, accountancy and media sectors pounding the streets of London’s square mile.

The race invites companies to enter teams of four or more runners to take part and is firmly established as the City’s premier corporate running challenge, and attracts teams from leading City firms such as KPMG and JPMorgan. It is a highly anticipated fixture in City worker’s diaries.

The Standard Chartered Great City race is unique in that it is one of the few running races for which the streets of the City of London actually close.This creates a brilliant atmosphere all the way along the 5km course which passes such historic landmarks as St Paul's Cathedral and The Bank of England.

Standard Chartered Great City Race

How do you get a place in the Standard Chartered Great City Race?

Entries for the Standard Chartered Great City Race usually open in March. Companies that took part in the previous year are given priority, however if you wish to register an interest in entering a team you can do so by entering your company details on the ‘register interest’ function on the Standard Chartered Great City Race website. Companies who have competed in the past are sent an invitation to submit a team.

If invited companies do not submit a team or have a reduction in runners wanting to take part in the event, those companies who have registered an interest in taking part will be contacted on a first come first served basis. All entrants must be employees of the company they are representing.

Run for charity in the Standard Chartered Great City Race.

Each year a specified chosen charity benefits from the Standard Chartered Great City Race, with a portion of the entry fee going directly to charity. In addition all fundraising is matched by Standard Chartered Bank, doubling the amount raised.

Where can I find out more about the Standard Chartered Great City Race?

Visit the official Standard Chartered Great City Race website for more details.

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