Wednesday, 17 September 2014

PRESS RELEASE : STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON RECORDS 35,200 RUNNERS!

  • Marathon garners high response, surpassing target of 35,000 runners

Kuala Lumpur, 17 September 2014 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 has marked yet another milestone upon surpassing its target of 35,000 runners. With 35,200 runners achieved, all categories of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 are officially closed for registration.

The Marathon is increasingly recognised as a premier flagship running event with its prize pot of USD 116,740 (RM377, 397). An international running event, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 is expected to draw 2,479 foreign nationalities from 83 countries.

Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events, which is the owner and organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon said:

The Marathon is increasingly recognised as a premier flagship running event with its prize pot of USD 116,740 (RM377, 397). An international running event, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 is expected to draw 2,479 foreign nationalities from 83 countries.

Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events, which is the owner and organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon said:

“The constant growth in participation is very encouraging and we wish to thank everyone for their strong support.”

He continued, “This year, we have an increase of over 800 Full Marathon runners and an increase of 1,400 Half Marathon runners. This proves that the calibre of runners is on the uptrend and more people are taking up the challenge of distance running.”

Standard Chartered Bank Managing Director and CEO, Osman Morad said the Marathon is an important platform for the bank to engage its stakeholders.

“Witnessing growth every year, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon truly epitomises a nation-building engagement. It reaches out to all walks of life to encourage running as a healthy lifestyle,” he said.

Participants’ breakdown for Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014

Breakdown of the participants per category are as follow:
  • Full Marathon –5,315 runners
  • Honda Half Marathon – 8,259 runners
  • MSIG 10KM –16,060 runners
  • 5KM Fun Run –5,055 runners
  • Kids Dash - 511 runners

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 Registration Breakdown (As of 20 August 2014

You can still be a part of Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014!

While registration for all categories is closed, with exception of the Full Marathon, your support and participation does not end here. You can be part of the Marathon by:
  • Supporting your friends and others in their Run for a Reason – Pick a charity that you would like to support and encourage our “Run for a Reason” runners who have pledged their support to raise funds for their charity recipient of choice; charity partners for this year are: Standard Chartered Foundation, The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and Hospis Malaysia
  • Being a volunteer – More than 3,000 people are required to help out on the big race day and you can be one of them to be part of this exciting event!
  • Being a supporter – Join us at Dataran Merdeka on 12th October to cheer and support your friends and families during their race!
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.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 Sponsors & Partners
Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Y. Bhg. Datuk Seri Hj. Ahmad Phesal receiving token of appreciation from Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events, organiser of Standard Chartered KL Marathon at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 Countdown To Race Day Brunch

During the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 Countdown To Race Day Brunch, guests were able to meet Mr Monty, a fictional character in a children's book by Gail Featherson who will be running for Hospis Malaysia in the 5KM category.
Mr Monty. Check out more about what Mr Monty will do at SCKLM here.
Guests were also entertained with short performances :
A lovely performance by the NASOM choir
and very muhibbah performances by Standard Chartered Bank.
For more information on the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, please visit www.kl-marathon.com or call +603 7886 1717.

14 comments:

  1. tak sabar nk beramai-ramai beramah mesra di atas highways :)

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    1. saya pun begitu juga. Jumpa anda di sana nanti! :)

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  2. Wow, can see that Malaysians now recognize running as a healthy lifestyle since so many signed up to join.

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    1. Yup.

      And great to see many races coming up to accommodate more runners too. :)

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  3. the more Mak Glam shares the press release, the more excited the participants are towards the event!! sure everyone can't wait for the day.. :)

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    1. That's the idea, right?

      To get people to be more and more excited about this run. :)

      Anyways, I'll share about road closures soon! That one is really important especially for non-runners who want to avoid getting stuck in jams at DUKE & AKLEH.

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  4. I am sure the response towards KL marathon will be overwhelming... nowadays people are more health conscious and besides that, the fun of participating as a group is always fun! :)

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    1. IT IS!

      And SCKLM is a great way to tour the city, on foot. LOL

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  5. That is an astounding number of runners. Bravo to all participants!

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    1. Yup, indeed it is. Can't wait to be running on the route, soon! :)

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  6. I really like and salute the way our SCKLM has come a long way to make this event a glamourous thing to be associated with. It even attracted my foreign FB friends to ask me so much until I penat dei. They will join next year and I will hilang by then! LOL

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    1. It's our premier marathon and has even won awards so it is a prestigious event.

      Go run with your friends next year la Anay. Hihihi

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