Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19

In light of the uncertainties brought about by the still developing Covid-19 global pandemic, Dirigo Events regretfully announced the cancellation of the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) 2020 that was scheduled to take place on 13 and 14 June 2020. The health and safety of runners, organising crew, volunteers, medical personnel, officials and police personnel are their top priority, and after consultations with all relevant stakeholders, they would not in good conscience proceed with the event without being able to guarantee everyone’s safety.

After exploring all possible avenues for a postponement of the event, they unfortunately was not find an available date or venue that would be suitable for an event of the magnitude of KLSCM. They have therefore decided that the only possible course of action would be to cancel this year’s event and automatically defer all individual registrations to 2021. They were planning to have KLSCM 2021 at a similar time period as this year, which is the second week of June, pending confirmation from the city council.

“This was not an easy decision as we understand the amount of time and preparation that has been put into this year’s event from all parties has been significant. Thank you to all of our runners, volunteers and fans for your support and understanding at this time. We realise that there will be many questions with regards to the cancellation in the coming days and have updated our FAQ section on our website to address this,” said Rainer Biemans, Project Director of KLSCM and Director of Dirigo Events, the owner and organiser of the event.

Consequently, all remaining Running Clinics, the REPC (Race Entry Pack Collection) and the Active Lifestyle Expo for KLSCM 2020 have also been cancelled. The Run For A Reason (RFAR) charity initiative will continue until 14 May and all funds raised thus far will be disbursed to the respective charity beneficiaries.

Dirigo Events implore everyone who is a part of the KLSCM family, and the wider national and global community to do their respective parts in combating the coronavirus.

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For further information
Website: https://www.kl-marathon.com
FAQs: https://www.kl-marathon.com/about/faq/event-cancellation-faq/
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