Thursday, March 10, 2016

SCKLM 2016 : Introducing the Checkpoint System for Marathon category

The Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon is back and set to kick off on Sunday, 7 August 2016 at Dataran Merdeka. Registration dates has been announced as below:

A new staggered registration system was introduced to ensure a better registration experience for runners as it simplifies the online registration process and lessens the chances of web-traffic congestion.
Now I have some good news and one bad news.

Good News
1) Marathoners can look forward to the Friendship Run and Pasta Party, which will be held on the eve of the race this year. Opened only to Full Marathon participants, the event aims to foster camaraderie amongst runners from around the world.

2) the official cut-off time of the full marathon has been extended to 7 hours to reduce route congestion.

And now for the Bad News
A checkpoint system, commonly practised in international marathons, will be implemented this year. Runners will need to reach each checkpoint within a designated time or will be shuttled back to Dataran Merdeka.

The following cut-off times along the route for Full Marathon participants will be strictly enforced;
1. KM 13, 6:10 am (2 hours 10 minutes)
2. KM 21, 7:30 am (3 hours 30 minutes)
3. KM 31, 9:10 pm (5 hours 10 minutes)
4. KM 37, 10:10 am (6 hours 10 minutes)
5. Finish line, 11:00 am (7 hours)

“The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become Malaysia’s premier running event that draws thousands of local and international runners to navigate a route covering beautiful and historical landmarks around the city of Kuala Lumpur” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events. “We hope that these additions will not only improve participant and fan experience but elevates the Marathon’s level of competition”.

This year’s participating beneficiaries for Run For A Reason are Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF), Hospis Malaysia, Yayasan Sejahtera and IJN Foundation.

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