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Kingston Smith LLP out to retain Standard Chartered Great City Race Title

 Accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP has registered its largest ever team to compete in the Standard Chartered Great City Race on Thursday 12 July in a bid to retain its accountancy industry title. The company stole the bragging rights from KPMG last year in what is one of the event’s most fiercely contested industry categories.
 
 KPMG returns this year as does Pricewaterhousecoopers who have registered the third largest team in the overall event, with nearly 100 staff members set to run the 5K course around the closed-off streets of London’s Square Mile.
 
 The Standard Chartered Great City Race is firmly established as the City’s premier corporate running challenge, selling out in record time again this year with 6,800 runners representing over 350 companies. Other industry sectors taking part in the race include legal, insurance, banking and the media.
 
 While the industry titles will be hotly contested, all runners are also being encouraged to help raise vital funds for the race’s official beneficiary, Seeing is Believing, a global initiative that tackles avoidable blindness. There are 285 million blind people in the world, yet amazingly 80% of all cases could have been prevented.
 
 Every entry will support Seeing is Believing with £5 from each runner’s entry being donated to the initiative which aims to raise $100 million by 2020. Standard Chartered Bank has also pledged to match all donations pound-for-pound, therefore doubling the impact.
 
 Richard Holmes, Standard Chartered Bank CEO Europe said: “The Standard Chartered Great City Race is a wonderful event which brings together companies from all over London’s Square Mile.
 
 “The competitive side of the race is always fierce but the fun team environment and the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of others helps make this event one of the key dates in the City calendar.”

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