Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Y.B. Encik Khairy Jamaluddin fills in first slot at launch event
Kuala Lumpur, 24 April 2014 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 was officially launched today at the Pacific Regency, Kuala Lumpur. Organised by Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd with title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd, the event was officiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamaluddin alongside Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, YBhg Datuk Haji Ahmad Phesal Bin Haji Talib.
With all 11 categories opened for registration at the official launch today, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 has successfully registered its first registrant with the Minister himself taking the first slot for the 10 km run.
In his comment, Y.B. Encik Khairy Jamaluddin said, “The Ministry of Youth and Sports’ vision is to champion the empowerment of a superior youth and sports development and to inculcate sports culture within the society by year 2015. Our focuses include Exposure and Opportunities for confidence building; Engagement and Activism for community development and Support and Engage, to the youth of Malaysia. Today, as an encouragement for the public to take up running as a lifestyle and to participate in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon which reflects our key focuses, I am pleased to be the first registrant of this event.”
With participation increasing every year since its inception, last year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon registered more than 33,800 runners. This year, the organiser is expecting more running enthusiasts to be part of Malaysia’s biggest running event with 35,000 slots opened to the public.
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014, to be flagged off at Dataran Merdeka, will also see some new routes introduced to the runners. The prize package offered for this year’s Marathon is USD 116, 740 (approximately RM376, 524); a 16 percent increase from the previous year, making it still the highest prize purse among all marathons in Malaysia.
“Every year, the organisers of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon look forward to offering something new to the participants. It gives me pleasure to announce that this year will witness many new additions to the run, including new routes, new categories and new partnerships. We also have a new tagline this year: “Confident. Committed. Courageous”. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is all about encouraging commitment to achieving the goal of finishing the race, building confidence,, and celebrating of the courage of runners’ right from the beginning,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events.
Osman Morad, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank added, “Although running is primarily a solitary endeavour; the marathon is a monumental social event. As the oldest bank in Malaysia – soon to celebrate our 140th year – it gives us tremendous pride to be the title sponsor of such an iconic event that has come to symbolize the coming together of the community and the spirit of the nation.”
Scheduled to start and finish once again at the country’s historical site of Dataran Merdeka, the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Haji Ahmad Phesal said, “Dataran Merdeka boasts a significant historical footnote and it is only befitting that a monumental country event like Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 takes place at Dataran Merdeka where thousands of people come together to run for a cause – whether it’s bringing home a friendship, the prize money, fulfilment, recognition, achievement or simply to support the people they love.”
This is Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s sixth installation and is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with Marathon owner and organiser, Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd and co-organiser DBKL and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.
For more information, please visit www.kl-marathon.com or call +603 7886 1717.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Posted by RunWitMe at 4/24/2014 02:05:00 pm
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Zombie Run just got bigger and deader! They will be catering for more than 2000 runners this year over 2 days!
Mark you calendar to get chased by the zombies.
What? The Zombie Run Malaysia
When? 24-25 May 2014
Where? Putrajaya Precinct 4.
We heard there will be a night run for this. Definitely not for the faint-hearted! More details to be released soon...
Posted by RunWitMe at 4/23/2014 07:23:00 pm
2014 marks the third consecutive year Frank is running the Comrades Marathon – world’s oldest and most challenging 89.28km ultra-marathon in South Africa. Frank is running the Comrades Marathon on 1 June 2014 and will be contributing the “downhill” run to raise awareness and funds for cancer research in CARIF!
In support of Frank's run, CARIF is organizing the one and only; Frankathon! We hope to get people in groups to run together at this event and sponsors to "Pledge a Kilometer" for cancer research, all in the name of solidarity for cancer awareness and the on-going research to help people beat this dreaded condition. Top 3 teams to complete the 89.28km Frankathon in the fastest/shortest time will receive medals.
Come and join the Frankathon in just 3 simple steps:
1) Register with us
2) Form a team and book a slot
3) RUN the 89.28km Frankathon
For more info, click here.
Registration form can be downloaded here : http://www.sendspace.com/file/2kjkxz
Terms and conditions
1) Registered teams of maximum 20 people per team to collectively run 89.28km on 4 Treadmills in 3 hours
2) Registration fee per team is RM90 (Registration form : http://www.sendspace.com/file/2kjkxz)
3) No limit to the number of times a member can be on treadmill
4) 4 team members will run at the same time on 4 Treadmills
5) The total kilometers and time clocked will be added and calculated to derive at your team achievement
6) Top 3 teams who completed the 89.28km in the fastest/shortest time will receive a medal
7) All participants will receive a Frankathon certificate
8) Bibs for team to be collected 15 mins before the team run
Posted by RunWitMe at 4/23/2014 12:12:00 pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
What? Run For Great Heart Charity
When? 25 May 2014 (Sunday) 6.15 a.m registration
Where? Kota Kemuning MBSA Lakeside (opposite McDonald's) Jalan Anggerik Vanilla Seksyen 31, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam
Who? Organised by Great Heart Charity Association
Why? To raise RM20,000 (min) for Great Heart Charity Association
How Far? 7km & 2km
How Much? 7km RM50 for Open Category (19 and above) and RM30 for teenagers (13-18)
2km RM15 only
How To Register? Get more info at https://www.facebook.com/greatheartcharityfoundation
Lenny 019 310 3333 (PJ Area)
Joy Ling 016 221 5245 (Klang Area)
Ric 013 933 8888 (Kota Kemuning Area)
Kevin 019 321 9352 (Klang Area)
Esther 019 376 8833 (Jenjarom Area)
Posted by RunWitMe at 4/22/2014 05:00:00 pm
What? Seremban Half Marathon 2014
When? 17 August 2014 (Sunday) 6:00am
Where? Padang MPS Seremban
How far? 21 & 10km
How much? RM50 (21km & 10km) and RM11 (10km junior)
How to get more info? Click http://www.serembanhalfmarathon.com/ Online registration will be available soon.
Posted by RunWitMe at 4/22/2014 12:46:00 am
Monday, April 21, 2014
"You can also be a medalist".
With a tag line like that we are sure this run is gonna sell out in no time. Anybody can join this run and get this shiny finisher medal. We know some of you out there are finisher medal junkies who wouldn't bat an eyelid to sign up for a race just because you want THAT finisher medal.
Why pay for a race which costs more than RM70 just for the medal? At Daiso, the amazing store where everything is sold with a unique value and amazingly low price, you can get one for only RM5.
What? Daiso Japan Medal Run
Where? Third rock from the Sun.
When? Any time when you feel like running.
How far? 1km, 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km, 100km... It's really up to your fancy. You can even opt for the 0km, Instant Gratification Fun Run.
How much? RM5 only
How to participate? Go to any Daiso outlet near you and purchase the medal for RM5 only and then head for your own run! :)
Runwitme Says: The medal comes in two colours - gold and silver. You can customize it with name sticker (inclusive).
Hey! guys what are you waiting for? Make a run for it. Don't forget to take lots of selfies during your run and pose with your beautiful medal after. Heheh! :)
Posted by RunWitMe at 4/21/2014 07:56:00 pm
Top 3 winners and (Gun Time) for each category from 7km
7km Men’s Open
1. Lili Suhairi bin Md Yang Ghazali 00:26:30.30
2. Muhamad Hifzhudin bin Noor Aziz 00:27:23.00
3. Loh Seow Chan 00:28:09.17
7km Men’s Veteran
1. Ong Chin 00:27:53.23
2. Moey Wooi San 00:29:13.11
3. Lee Kui Seong 00:29:42.77
7km Men’s Junior
1. Ahmad Eldaine bin Sumadi 00:34:16.73
2. Liew Sai Keong 00:35:50.46
3. Chin Wei Sheng 00:37:35.55
7km Women’s Open
1. Chen Shiuh Woei 00:36:00.05
2. Yap Yee Ling 00:36:02.01
3. Sylvia Moey 00:36:25.04
7km Women’s Veteran
1. Yuan Yu Fang 00:31:12.89
2. Tan Pei Leng 00:34:38.04
3. Tan Sew Whee 00:37:45.82
7km Women’s Junior
1. Celeste Ho Wing Sum 00:44:09.04
2. Nur Hanim Farhana binti Mohamad Hilmi 00:46:41.06
3. Foong Hui Yuan 00:49:13.02
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Posted by RunWitMe at 4/21/2014 09:22:00 am