Wednesday, January 10, 2018


10 January 2018, KUALA LUMPUR: The Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) today announced 10 new features in celebration of its 10th Anniversary. The new features are:

1.     Introduction of participation history
Runners will have the opportunity to check their participation history through the SCKLM website. This feature would allow runners to see how they have progressed through the years.

2.     Kids Dash Timing Chips
For the first time, the Kids Dash participants will be using timing chips to determine their finishing times, as well as allow friends and family to track them through the SCKLM App.

3.     Standalone Kids Dash
In order to give more prominence to the Kids Dash categories, the event will be held a day earlier on 7 April. This would allow parents to be present in support of their children instead of being involved in their own respective runs.

4.     SCKLM Juggernauts
Runners who have registered for all 10 editions of the race are now a part of the “SCKLM Juggernauts” who will receive special privileges such as personalised running t-shirts and customised bib numbers.

5.     Introduction of VIP package
Runners will be provided with the option to purchase VIP Packages that would entitle them to priority Race Pack collection, access to the VIP Area and a breakfast buffet, VIP baggage drop and a Brooks polo shirt and track pants

6.     Motivational Signs
Upon registration for SCKLM, runners can submit a motivational quote that inspires them. The best 20 of these quotes will be displayed on signs along the Full Marathon route with the runner’s name attached.

7.     Option to choose running t-shirts with or without sleeves

8.     Special commemorative finisher medals
To commemorate its 10th anniversary, SCKLM will introduce medals featuring a unique KL skyline swivel design

9.     Introduction of a new feature within the SCKLM App
The SCKLM App which won Gold at the SPIA Asia Awards held in Bangkok recently, will introduce an exciting new photo feature that will capture runners’ memorable running moments.

10.  New full and half marathon routes
To keep the race fresh and challenging, the Full and Half Marathon categories will have a new route that navigates around more of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmarks.

RFAR has been an integral component of SCKLM which has benefitted and improved the lives of thousands of Malaysians over the last 9 years. For 2018, the charity beneficiaries are Seeing Is Believing – Standard Chartered Bank’s initiative to improve access to eye-care across their markets, the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Hospis Malaysia and Dignity For Children Foundation.

“We are very fortunate to have been able to cultivate a loyal following of runners over the years, with a number of participants who have signed up for all 10 of our races thus far,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events and Project Director of SCKLM at the official launch today. “We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the running community for their support and to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we will be regularly engaging with them over our social media channels to give away a lot of goodies,” he added.

SCKLM has also benefited from the strong support shown by its sponsors, primarily title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. “Standard Chartered Bank is proud to once again be the title sponsor of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon and in the tenth year of our association, it is indeed gratifying to see the event become the premier running event in Malaysia, one that is eagerly awaited by the running community here,” said Abrar A. Anwar, Managing Director and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. Other recurring partners are Brooks, Seiko, Lucozade and Pacific Regency.

Public registrations for SCKLM2018 are open from 10 January 2018. The reservation and subsequent registrations of the 2017 runners had taken over 16,000 race slots, with the remaining 19,000 now open to public.
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