Plan your journey ahead to support the largest night race in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, 4 August 2014 – 21 roads in Kuala Lumpur will be closed in phases from 7:30pm until 11:00pm on Saturday, 9 August 2014 for the Energizer Night Race 2014. Jalan Raja (From Jalan Leboh Pasar Besar to Jalan Tun Perak), which is the main road used in preparations for the Energizer Night Race will be closed starting from 8 August, 8.00pm until 10 August, 6.00am.
The Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police and the organisers of the Energizer Night Race 2014 highly recommend that the public use alternative routes or public transportation during these hours to access the city centre.
Affected roads will include:
Alternative routes to city centre
Vehicles travelling from Kajang may access to the city centre by using Jalan Loke Yew, Jalan Tun Razak, and Jalan Sultan Ismail. Vehicles from Seremban Highway may opt to travel through Jalan Tun Razak, Sungai Besi roundabout and Jalan Sultan Ismail. Vehicles from Setapak may access the city centre via Jalan Tun Razak. Vehicles from Kepong could take Jalan Sultan Ismail as alternative route.
A total of 150 traffic policemen and 50 enforcement officers will be deployed to control traffic; 200 route marshals, 10 mobile marshals, and 10 ambulances will be stationed along the race route to assist and ensure participant safety on race day. The road closure details are also available in Energizer Night Race 2014 official website: (https://energizer.com.my/nightrace/)
Public transportation – available options
Dataran Merdeka is also accessible by Light Rail Transit (LRT). The nearest LRT station is STAR line and PUTRA line’s Masjid Jamek station, approximately 8 minutes walking distance from Dataran Merdeka.
About Energizer Night Race 2014
Organized by Energizer Malaysia, together with race organizer, Twenty First Century Sports Sdn Bhd, collaboration partner Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), and sanctioning body Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletic Association (FTKLAA), the Energizer Night Race 2014 is Malaysia’s largest night race with 15,000 runners signed up within three weeks after the launch of its 2014 edition.
The fourth instalment of the Energizer Night Race is set to be the most spectacular night run with each and every runner sporting the signature Energizer 3-LED Headlight to create a ‘River of Light’ at Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Dataran Merdeka on 9th August.
For this year’s night race, Energizer Malaysia is partnering with EPIC Homes for its “Light Up the Dark” initiative. EPIC Homes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide sustainable homes for the underprivileged communities. Under the partnership, Energizer Malaysia hopes to raise RM180,000 in funding and lighting support to build up homes for Orang Asli in rural Peninsular Malaysia.
The signature global race series first had its beginnings in South Africa in 2007. To date, it has been held in Peru, Philippines, Mexico, and Spain with more than 220,000 runners lacing up their running shoes to help make a positive impact through the Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World.