Thursday, 24 April 2014

PRESS RELEASE : Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Y.B. Encik Khairy Jamaluddin Fills In First Slot At SCKLM 2014

STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2014
FIRST RUNNER LOCKED IN

·         Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Y.B. Encik Khairy Jamaluddin fills in first slot at launch event

Kuala Lumpur, 24 April 2014
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 was officially launched today at the Pacific Regency, Kuala Lumpur. Organised by Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd with title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd, the event was officiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamaluddin alongside Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, YBhg Datuk Haji Ahmad Phesal Bin Haji Talib.
With all 11 categories opened for registration at the official launch today, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 has successfully registered its first registrant with the Minister himself taking the first slot for the 10 km run.  

In his comment, Y.B. Encik Khairy Jamaluddin said, “The Ministry of Youth and Sports’ vision is to champion the empowerment of a superior youth and sports development and to inculcate sports culture within the society by year 2015. Our focuses include Exposure and Opportunities for confidence building; Engagement and Activism for community development and Support and Engage, to the youth of Malaysia. Today, as an encouragement for the public to take up running as a lifestyle and to participate in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon which reflects our key focuses, I am pleased to be the first registrant of this event.”

With participation increasing every year since its inception, last year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon registered more than 33,800 runners.  This year, the organiser is expecting more running enthusiasts to be part of Malaysia’s biggest running event with 35,000 slots opened to the public.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014, to be flagged off at Dataran Merdeka, will also see some new routes introduced to the runners. The prize package offered for this year’s Marathon is USD 116, 740 (approximately RM376, 524); a 16 percent increase from the previous year, making it still the highest prize purse among all marathons in Malaysia.
“Every year, the organisers of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon look forward to offering something new to the participants. It gives me pleasure to announce that this year will witness many new additions to the run, including new routes, new categories and new partnerships. We also have a new tagline this year: “Confident. Committed. Courageous”. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is all about encouraging commitment to achieving the goal of finishing the race, building confidence,, and celebrating  of the courage of runners’ right from the beginning,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events.

Osman Morad, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank added, “Although running is primarily a solitary endeavour; the marathon is a monumental social event. As the oldest bank in Malaysia – soon to celebrate our 140th year – it gives us tremendous pride to be the title sponsor of such an iconic event that has come to symbolize the coming together of the community and the spirit of the nation.”

Scheduled to start and finish once again at the country’s historical site of Dataran Merdeka, the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Haji Ahmad Phesal said, “Dataran Merdeka boasts a significant historical footnote and it is only befitting that a monumental country event like Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 takes place at Dataran Merdeka where thousands of people come  together to run for a cause –  whether it’s bringing home a friendship, the prize money, fulfilment, recognition, achievement or simply to support the people they love.”

This is Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s sixth installation and is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with Marathon owner and organiser, Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd and co-organiser DBKL and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.

For more information, please visit www.kl-marathon.com or call +603 7886 1717. 

So, which category will you run if you're signing up?

  • Full Marathon (42.195km)
  • Half Marathon (21km)
  • MSIG 10km - Speed, Cruise, Leisure
  • 5km Fun Run
  • 3km & 1km Kids' Dash
  • 10km Ministries Challenge (Team Challenge)
  • 10km Universities Challenge (Team Challenge)
  • 10km Corporate Challenge (Team Challenge)
See you there! ^^

32 comments:

  1. woot woot!! it's STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2014!! everyone's looking forward to that?? :)

    Mak Glam already starting to prepare for this race?? hey, get yourself a special costume lah~~ :p

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    1. My friends has started registering as I'm typing this! LOL

      Ssshhh... we see what we can do for SCKLM 2014. "normal" wear also can lah... like last year. :P

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    2. muhahahah...sk bila lagi?

      I sudah registered :p...though not for myself

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    3. Congrats J.

      Maybe can join the McD run also. Register and get free McD vouchers one. Syiok. Hehehe

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    4. The day SK signs up for this run, I bet the sun will rise from the West! Muahahahahaha

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    5. Anay so baddddddd lah :p

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  2. Cepat pegi register you own FM slot, don't miss the fun ;)

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    1. Hihihi

      Oit! Your turn to racun me kah? LOL

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  3. I still remember participating in a Marathon organized by the govt hospital many many years ago. I was still a student. That was my 1st and last marathon. haha.....

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    1. Wah! You ran a marathon already! Respect.

      I only did a 42K run at the ripe old age of 38. T__T

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    2. If some one can PB and win in one of the most competative race at 39 yo, we still have lots of potential to be discover ;)

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  4. Wonder will TM n his wife join also, hehe...

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    1. We'll ask him later, yeah? :P

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    2. Ah Boy!

      Where are you? hihihi

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    3. My eyebrows twitched!






      Oh my name is mentioned here! Kakakakaka

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    4. We always mention n remember you one!!! Hihihi

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  5. What a long title!! xD

    Lucky you, stand next to encem, hehehe!

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    1. Just introduce myself n ask to take photo ;-)

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  6. Yes see you there *wink wink*

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    1. See you. Drag Kaldip also ah. :)

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  7. All the best sis. i'm not sure i can run for 10km now...heee.

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    1. Boleh boleh... jom training jom ;)

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  8. All the best to you, will cheer for you at home, hehe!!!

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    1. Come join la! It'll be fun! :)

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  9. Waaaah! Look at Mak Glam! You went on stage like a celeb and even posed with the VVIPs! Please don't reject me when I minta your autograph next time, ya.....

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    1. Me shameless la. I went n shake hands n asked to take photos together one. Lol

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  10. Mak Glam.....which event are you running or you will be sitting on the stage with Minister of Sports and the VVIPs????

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    1. Apa which event?

      Which category you mean?

      Gonna do full marathon this year. :-)

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