Tuesday, 6 May 2014

PRESS RELEASE SCKLM 2014 : REGISTRATIONS MORE THAN 50% TAKEN UP!

Kuala Lumpur, 5 May 2014 – Registrations for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 have surpassed 50% within a few days of its opening, an unprecedented rate compared to previous years. With 18 categories available for registration, Yang Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports, set the ball rolling as the first runner to sign up at the official launch of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014.
Six years running and with the new tagline, “Confident. Committed. Courageous.”, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 is set to encourage commitment to a healthy lifestyle, enhance people’s confidence, and celebrate the courage of participants. The Marathon also aims to create another milestone with a target of 35,000 total participants for 2014. The Marathon, which will flag off at Dataran Merdeka on 12 October 2014, will see the introductions of new routes as well as an increase of 16% in terms of its prize package of USD116,740 (approximately RM376,524), making it still the highest prize purse among all other marathons in the country.
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon, which was first held in 2009, has successfully positioned itself not only as Malaysia’s flagship running event, but also as an international event with runners hailing from 48 other countries. The strong participation of international runners has helped boost the nation’s economy and GDP, and further contributed to the competitiveness of the sports tourism industry.
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with the Marathon owner and organiser Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd, 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.

17 comments:

  1. Tonight I just learnt from you about their partnerships to create this successful marathon. I have been wondering how the bank staff or team could handle such a big event yearly.

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    1. Races do get organised by running "pros" as their technical directors at the very least Anay :-)

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  2. Among several running events I have seen, I seem to like this well organized SCKLM. They have good planning and co-ordination in all levels though motorists never stop honking and complain in the media. Apa-lah, they should shaddup if tak nak lari when this event is actually fostering good health and lifestyle among the Malaysians. How can we ever come close to the Boston Marathon if public do not support? Kudos Mak Glam for always highlighting good events in your blog.

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  3. Not gonna go this year for SCKLM (subject to change). I need to recuperate kunun! Maka baru nampak tu VW punya combo marathon lol!

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    1. Hahaha... love the "subject to change" mention.

      Wooo wanna do marathon series? Awesome. I'll have to wait till next year to do them. :-(

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  4. wow.. SCKLM!! and event many people are looking forward to..

    interesting, interesting.. no wonder Mak Glam never gets tired being a "reporter" for this event~~ :p

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    1. Hahaha because I have a special "connection" with this race. My first half marathon was at SCKLM :-)

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  5. This is one prestigious marathon in both kl and sg.

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    1. Come join la. Oct in Malaysia, Nov in Bangkok and Dec in Spore ;-)

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  6. I definitely cannot run, else I will be catching breath ! hahaha....no stamina. Good on you Lina ! You and family are so healthy.

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    1. You can always start now :-)

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    1. I wonder too. He's been quite evasive about it. Hihihi

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  8. Looks like more and more people are into running marathons! Which is a good thing, we need healthier Malaysians :)

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    1. Plenty of ways to keep healthy and running is definitely one of them.

      A big event like SCKLM can also boost tourism, right? ;-)

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  9. My brother joined it last year for the 10km one, don't know he will join year or not, as he can't even walk probably after the run, hehe!!!

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    1. I hope he will but remind him to train so that he can walk normal the day after! lol

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