Sunday, June 18, 2017

The 13TH Annual ROASTERS CHICKEN RUN is Back!



Kuala Lumpur, June 2017 – In its 13th consecutive year running, the annual ROASTERS Chicken Run (RCR) by Kenny Rogers ROASTERS (KRR) is back! The KRR family who are strong advocates of an active and healthy lifestyle is inviting all to shed the calories and simultaneously contribute back to the community.

Happening at Berjaya Times Square on 16th July 2017 (Sunday) from 7:00am onwards, participants will be running a pre-designated route of 5km (for runners aged 13 and above) or 2km (for runners ages 7 to 12 years old).

What sets it apart from other runs is that participants are required to balance an egg on a cone and make it to the finishing line without breaking the egg to be entitled to win attractive prizes!

“The proceeds from RCR’s signups will be contributed to Food Aid Foundation, a non-profit organisation which acts as a food bank to provide basic food to charitable homes nationwide including rehabilitation and feeding centres and also poor families,” quoted Esther Woo, Deputy General Manager of Berjaya ROASTERS (M) Sdn. Bhd. & Chairperson for ROASTERS Chicken Run 2017.

“Our humble collaboration with Food Aid has allowed us to reach out to the larger public, totaling up to about RM 660,000 food donations nationwide to date. KRR is honoured to be on this journey with the foundation with this being the 3rd year of our partnership. We are eager to go beyond and continuously provide simple yet meaningful necessities to those in need. Keeping strong to our values as advocates of health and nutrition, we look forward to instill the importance of having wholesome meals and educate the public to live an active and healthy lifestyle,” she added.



Participants will enjoy an early bird promotion at RM 65 for adults, RM 50 for children aged 7 to 12 years old when you sign up before 23rd May 2017! Normal participation fee is RM 70 for adults and RM 55 for children aged 7 to 12 years old. Registered participants will be provided with freebies worth more than RM100 including an exclusive ROASTERS Chicken Run T-shirt, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park entrance wristband, goodie bag, finisher’s medal and e-cert!

The ROASTERS Chicken Run 2017 is co-organised by Berjaya Times Square, Berjaya Time Square Theme Park with Ultron as its supporting partner. Other supporting partners who make this run possible are 100 Plus, RockTape, Salonpas, Nestle, Milo, Super Asia (SAE), Watsons, Sports Toto Fitness Centre, Cosway, Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, Starbucks, Unilever, and Campbell’s.

Following its 2nd year in partnership with Food Aid Foundation, KRR has reached out to 35 homes and organisations and contributed a total of 3,340 wholesome KRR meals between July 2015 to March 2017. KRR extends their helping hand to the needy by providing them with nutritious meals as well as donating funds to various organisations through Food Aid Foundation. The contribution by KRR to Food Aid Foundation also allows free entry for children from homes and organisations to participate in RCR events.



Visit the official website for entry forms now! This charity run is part of the KRR Community Chest Campaign established in 2005 to aid the less fortunate. For more information, contact 03 - 2119 9888, or log on to www.krr.com.my and stay connected via www.facebook.com/krrmalaysia.

RBC Race for the Kids returns to Kuala Lumpur on 29 October 2017



KUALA LUMPUR, 17 June 2017 – Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) today announced that RBC Race for the Kids will return to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 29 October 2017 at the scenic Perdana Botanical Gardens.

The 5km non-competitive charity run is expected to attract more than 1,800 runners and walkers of all ages in support of RBC’s charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia. RBC and RMHC Malaysia aim to raise more than RM 90,000 to fund a third Ronald McDonald Sensory Room at Sekolah Semangat Maju Taiping (SSMT) for children with learning disabilities, autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.

“We’re proud that RBC Race for the Kids Kuala Lumpur is again partnering with RMHC Malaysia to support children in need,” said Andy Allen, Head of RBC Investor & Treasury Services Malaysia. “RBC is a strong advocate of RMHC Malaysia’s longstanding efforts to help young people and we look forward to another successful event in 2017.”

The inaugural RBC Race for the Kids in 2016 raised RM 200,000, easily exceeding RBC and RMHC Malaysia’s fundraising target, and attracted more than 1,500 participants. The funds enabled RMHC Malaysia to build two Sensory Rooms in the Klang Valley.

“We are raising the bar this year and aim to attract even more participants in support of this wonderful cause,” said Victor Sim, Vice President, RMHC Malaysia. “More than 5,000 children in Malaysia have so far benefited from our Sensory Rooms, which stimulate sight, sound, touch and smell to help build cognitive skills and self-confidence.”

RBC Race for the Kids takes place in more than 15 locations around the world including London, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Sydney, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, attracting more than 124,000 participants. Since its launch in New York in 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has raised over US$27 million for children’s charities around the globe.

For more information on the event and how to register, please visit RBC Race for the Kids Kuala Lumpur.

AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED Is Set To Brighten Up the City Again This July #AmMetLifeElectricRunRecharged #RunTheNightMY #mymajorevents



Kuala Lumpur, 9 June 2017 - Dubbed to be the world’s most popular nocturnal fun run, ELECTRIC RUN is set to light up the city again as AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED on July 29 at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya.

With a new partner – AmMetLife Insurance Berhad and a new concept – RECHARGED, the run will amp up the night for runners as they experience an exclusive journey of light and sound through time, with various zones, each representing a unique colour theme and music era, making it the most electrifying experience.



Elevating the experience in its 3rd installation, AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED will see Hip Hop artiste Silento make his debut performance in Malaysia. Best known for his debut single "Watch Me" which racked up close to 1.3 billion views on Youtube and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, Silento will be headlining the celebration at the finish line. Sharing the stage with the Billboard chart topper are local artistes such as CUURLEY, Blastique & Amanda Avyanna, SonaOne and De Fam.



“We are so glad to see how the Electric Run has grown in participation and popularity over the past 3 years! Beyond pushing new boundaries with the course lands, we at Livescape Group stay true to bringing the best music experiences, and this year we are excited to have renowned Hip Hop artiste Silento headlining the celebration at the finish line. We are also thrilled to have AmMetLife’s support in RECHARGING with us and together we hope to, be the biggest and brightest Electric Run to-date,” Muhammad Iqbal Group Chief Executive Officer of The Livescape Group.



“We are proud to partner Livescape Group to present AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED to all Malaysians. This will be a fun and exciting event not to be missed. Enjoy the unique course lands and entertainment lined up for the night. As a life insurer, we are committed to helping Malaysians live better lives and we will always find new and exciting ways to spread the culture of a healthy and active lifestyle with an element of fun for all,” Ramzi Toubassy CEO of AmMetLife.



“Electric Run continues to highlight Malaysia’s capabilities and capacities in organising major homegrown events that drives international participation and generates high yield tourism receipts. This year, the event is expected to attract 2,800 international attendees, and we are proud to support this event for the third year running and continue the strategic partnership with Livescape,” said Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.



“The hosting of unique events such as Electric Run will strengthen the Government’s ongoing effort to solidify Malaysia’s global appeal as a leading destination for sports, arts, lifestyle and entertainment events, that will support to realise the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia’s efforts to achieve 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion tourism receipts by the year 2020.”

Organised by Livescape Group and supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED is set to attract over 18,000 runners of all ages. As participants run, walk and dance their way to the finish line, their senses will be stimulated as they encounter various unique activities, different course lands, each more engaging than the last, music and lights to allure runners to the celebration at the finish line.
added Tony.



AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED will feature nine course lands. The nine course lands are:
• The Start Line
• Hip Hop *NEW
• EDM *NEW
• Sugarrush *NEW
• Polyphonics *NEW
• Stardust *NEW
• Disco *NEW
• Rainbow Road
• The Finish Line / Celebration Stage

The run this year will feature a couple of added enhancements with the most prominent being the RECHARGED concept. Participants at AmMetLifeELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED will each be receiving a limited edition PIX Mob bracelet in addition to the official race tee, finisher’s medal and race bib. Feel the beat as the pulsating light from the bracelet illuminate neon lights to guide participants to the themed dance party zones, accompanied by music every kilometre of the run, providing runners with a more immersive experience. The race course is set to transport runners through a light and sound journey through time, with each zone representing a unique colour theme and music era.

For the first time ever, The Livescape Group will also be providing a race pack delivery service in collaboration with SkyNet to registered participants. The optional service can be added on upon registration with a minimal fee. This service also caters to participants travelling to Malaysia for the AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED from Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand.

Participants this year will flag off at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya for the first time. The runners will be taken on a scenic route around Putrajaya as the city transforms to a neon themed park for one-night-only.



Registrations are currently priced at RM88.20 per person (Group of 4) and RM98 per person (Individual). Children under the age of twelve do not have to register but do not receive a race pack. All prices listed exclude the RM4 ticket processing fee and 6% GST. Registrations can be done via www.electricrun.my or through our ticketing partner http://www.galactix.asia/electricrunmy-2017.

For more information or to obtain updates on AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED, log on to http://www.facebook.com/electricrunmalaysia or follow us on Twitter at @electricrunmy and Instagram at @electricrunmy.


Thursday, June 08, 2017

Win! Passes to IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge



IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad have jointly announced the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2017. Malaysia’s first ever duo highway challenge, organised by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd, New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd, and EC Pixels, is set to pique adrenaline junkies’ interest as the Besraya Highway Challenge offers a 13km challenge run and a 6km run on the 30 July 2017 while the NPE Highway Challenge ups the ante by offering a 21km half marathon challenge and 10km run on the 10 September 2017.

The first run takes place at the new stretch of Besraya Highway (Besraya Eastern Extension – BEE) which is an elevated highway launched in 2014. The total stretch of the highway is 28.3km and offers connectivity between Salak Selatan, Jalan Ampang and Jalan Istana. The run route kicks off from Loke Yew Toll Plaza to Pandan Indah and heads towards Jalan Istana and Salak Selatan before turning back to Loke Yew Toll Plaza. Participants will be enjoying a total closure of the highway during the run.

The second run flags off at KM2.4 of the NPE Highway in front of Sunway Pyramid. This challenge requires a full closure of the highway which has had the experience of four international runs in 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with a total 14,000 participants. This time around, it introduces a longer stretch up to Taman Desa area and involves three districts under the local authorities – DBKL, MBPJ and MPSJ. Runners will be able to run pass through three Toll Plazas – PJS5, Pantai Dalam and PJS2.



Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad said “We are thrilled to launch Malaysia’s first duo highway challenge where runners will get an opportunity to experience the attributes of both the highways which are under IJM’s Toll Division. We are working with the authorities to ensure a total road closure for the event, as the safety of all runners is key. Participants can run freely and can look forward to enjoying the view of the KL city skyline as they race to complete the challenge.

“Sports is very much at the heart of IJM’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. Beyond being a title sponsor, IJM adopts a hands-on approach by being involved in the entire planning of the run. On top of giving back to the community, we aim to inspire and motivate people to embrace a healthier lifestyle,” he added.

There is an estimated 17,500 participants for the challenge this year and they are expected to complete both highway challenges. Those who come up on top overall will take home the challenge trophy. The participants can also look forward to event t-shirts sponsored by Brooks.

“Allianz is very proud to partner IJM Corporation Berhad and be part of this first-of-its-kind duo highway running event. The whole idea why we readily support running initiatives is to inspire more people to start running, start getting active and taking better care of their well-being. And to find a partner equally as passionate such as IJM, is really a plus point. Together we invite Malaysians from all walks of life to take this opportunity to dare themselves to do something different in their lives. Try, challenge yourself, push the boundaries, and test your limits,” says Sean Wang, Chief Operations Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.

The recent National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2015 indicated there is an alarming rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country. This is largely due to poor lifestyle choices such as unhealthy behaviours regarding food, physical activity, sleep and peace of mind. “By sponsoring an event like this, we are able to give our clients a chance to make better choices and in a fun and exciting way too.”

EC Pixels, which will be organizing the challenge, is an event management company that has over 16 years of experience in organising running and cycling events, triathlons and duathlons locally and internationally. “The IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2017 will be an exciting experience for all participants as it gives them two challenges to anticipate. The first challenge certainly builds up their expectation to the next one and having it on a closed highway, albeit smooth road terrain, gives them that much more to look forward to,” says Eugene Chan, Group Managing Director of EC Pixels.

IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2017 is also supported by Title Sponsor Allianz Malaysia Berhad, Main Sponsors - Gigatera, F&N 100 Plus, Ice Mountain, Official Apparel Brooks, as well as Partners - IJM Land, Oakley, 2XU Compression, Ideamas Group, RockTape, Affin Hwang, Garmin, Mutu Potensi Sdn Bhd, Nestle Milo, Nestle Fitnesse, Sunway Velocity Mall, Sunway Pyramid Mall, and Celebrity Fitness.

For more information on the registration, race and race kits, please visit: www.ijmhighwayrun.com or www.justonlineregistration.com

Registration closes on the 15 June 2017 for Besraya Challenge and 16 July 2017 for NPE Challenge.




CONTEST:

Be part of the challenge by winning a slot for yourself. There are two 6km slots for Besraya and two 10km slots for NPE to be won.
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Step 1: LIKE https://www.facebook.com/celebrunner/

Step 2: Answer the two questions below:

1. Where is the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge taking place?
2. What are the event dates for the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge?

Step 3: Email your answer to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject IJM DUO HIGHWAY CHALLENGE (include your Full name, IC number and phone number)

Four (4) winners will be picked randomly after the closing date 12 Jun 12:00 pm. So hurry! Winners will be contacted via email. So keep your inbox clear.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Media Release: New venue announcement for Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality



Kuala Lumpur, 5 June 2017 – The Men’s Health Women’s Health (#MHWHNightRun) Night Run by AIA Vitality has announced a change to the location of its 22 July run, which promises more greenery, better terrain and fresh air.

The 2017 Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality, which was originally scheduled to be held in Dataran Putrajaya, has now been moved to the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (or MAEPS). This change is in support of the Prime Minister’s Department’s planning to host the 60th Felda Settlers’ Day National Celebration in Putrajaya which falls on the same date.

In announcing the new location today, Patrick Brennan, Group CEO of Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd (the publisher of Men’s Health and Women’s Health in Malaysia), said MAEPS is an ideal alternative to Putrajaya as it offers runners a new and exciting experience with its idyllic and picturesque routes.

“While it is disappointing that we are unable to continue to host the run in Dataran Putrajaya this year,we are nevertheless excited with the new venue which we have carefully chosen together with our Title Sponsor, AIA Bhd. The venue is set a mere 15 kilometres away from the original flag-off point at Dataran Putrajaya and it is specifically selected to minimise any disruption to the travel arrangements of the some 20,000 runners who are expected to sign up.”

“We’d also like to thank the running community of the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality. Every year we are reminded of the resilience and winning resolution of the runners. Rest assured that we will continue to strive to build on our successes, and to improve the race for runners now and in the future,” he added.

There will be no change to the run date which falls on the evening of Saturday, 22 July 2017 or to the distances and categories available. Runners are advised to check the official website and the following social media platforms for more information including the running routes and the flag-off time as well as other new updates.

Registration of the Run closes on 22 June 2017.

Entry fees for the 5km, 12km and 21km courses are RM70, RM80 and RM90 respectively, while entry fees for the kids’ 700-metre and 3km run are set at RM30 and RM50 respectively. (Please note that the entry fee does not include the RM3.50 administration charge.)



Official Website:
http://www.mens-health.com.my/nightrun/event
http://www.womens-health.com.my/nightrun/event

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Menshealthmalaysia
https://www.facebook.com/womenshealthmalaysia
https://www.facebook.com/timeoutmalaysiakids/

Twitter:
@menshealthmy
@womenshealthmy

Instagram:
@menshealthmalaysia
@womenshealthmy
@timeoutmykids

Hashtags:
#MHWHNightRun
#AIAVitalityMY

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Malaysian Ultra Runners Association launches the Malaysia Ultra League Championship



Kuala Lumpur, 2 June 2017 – The Malaysian Ultra Runners Association (MURA) launched the Malaysia Ultra League Championship (MUL) with its title sponsor Ultron held here at its outlet in Glo Damansara.

The 1st of its kind, the Malaysia Ultra League Championship (MUL) was conceived by MURA with the intention of bringing the ultra running community with an ultra running league for all Malaysia’s ultra running races. This is also part of MURA’s objective to present and promote the Malaysia ultra running circuit to gain more exposure for both local and international ultra runners.

With this new approach, ultra runners would be encouraged and acknowledged for their efforts and achievements for a calendar year. This would then foster competition and discover talented runners thus preparing them for international races representing Malaysia.

Opened to all local and non-local runners, this league represents all local Ultra Races which have prior participation in the league. Therefore, all runners who participate in these races will be up for ranking points which include some participation points as well as varies with more given to top finishers of the race.

All points would be tabled and the league will end (annually) its season with an Awards Gala Dinner recognizing the Top 20 male and female overall ranked runners with trophies and prizes. The Malaysia Ultra League Championship will be having the well-known sportswear brand Ultron as title sponsor for the 2017 season.

As of press time, the President of the Malaysian Ultra Runners Association, Mr Ng Seow Kong briefed the press that more than 90% of all Ultra Races in Malaysia have shown their commitment and joined the league. He was also quoted saying that, MURA will have the confidence thru the Malaysia Ultra League Championship to promote to international ultra runners with its relationship with the worldwide ultra running association.

For more information, please visit http://www.mura.com.my

Monday, May 29, 2017

ADIDAS x PARLEY RUN FOR THE OCEANS



Kuala Lumpur, 29 May 2017 –
adidas and Parley for the Oceans announced their first global initiative with the launch of adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans, a global celebration that will take place during World Oceans Day week (June 5th-11th).

adidas, Parley for the Oceans and Runtastic have come together, harnessing the power of sport as a catalyst to inspire positive action, and motivate people to get behind the cause, with each step spreading awareness of the threat plastic pollution poses to the oceans. adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans enables all athletes to unite through running and become part of the clean oceans movement that can make a difference in everyone’s lives, by taking part in a series of inspiring physical, digital and audio runs.

Digital Run:
Everybody can become an ambassador for the oceans and join the global movement by taking part in the digital run. Between June 5th and 11th, runners from around the world will virtually unite to show their commitment to ocean health, one mile at a time. As they run, people can listen to a dedicated Story Run and learn about the ocean’s delicate ecosystem, the Parley AIR strategy and how they can all be part of the solution. Runners can contribute their mileage and help spread the message by registering for the free digital run here. Those who register and run at any time during this week, accumulate miles and can see how those miles are adding up to the ones run by all runners around the world joining the movement.

NYC Run:

On World Oceans Day, adidas x Parley’s first-ever Run for the Oceans will bring their communities of runners, ocean ambassadors, environmentalists, artists, influencers and media together, to inspire collective action and affect positive change in the world. Taking over New York City at night, a collective of over 500 runners will take part in a 5km run illuminating the city streets with blue lights as they go, taking a stand for the conservation of our oceans.

Audio:
To truly galvanise action through sport, and raise awareness by inspiring the masses to commit to the oceans, an innovative Runtastic Cardio App feature has been created. This Story Run, curated by a team of ocean advocates, is based on unconscious interval training and serves as an ongoing source for raising awareness of the cause.

Of the landmark event, Eric Liedtke, Executive Board Member of adidas AG, Global Brands said: "adidas teamed up with Parley to help spread awareness and transform ocean plastic pollution into high performance sportswear, spinning the problem into a solution. The threat, into a thread. We have already taken the first steps to reduce and ultimately eliminate virgin and single use plastic from our products. In doing so, we have shown that it is possible, and that people care – but now we must accelerate and scale. As a creator brand, we believe that necessity drives innovation, and that solving the toughest problems only makes us and our products better -- all while doing less harm to the world.

Our efforts won’t stop with product - we want to create a global movement to help save the oceans from the threat of plastic waste. At the heart of our brand is the belief that through sport, we have the power to change lives. With the Run for the Oceans, we’re using this power of sport to inspire action. It is about community and participation in sport – but moreover, we have created a platform that gives athletes all over the world the opportunity to get involved with the cause, helping us to fulfil our promise."

Cyrill Gutsch, Founder of Parley for the Oceans commented:
"Run for the Oceans is a celebration, a moment of reflection, a peace parade — an opportunity to be mindful of every breath we take and thank the life in the magic blue universe that provides it."

To find out more about how to take action to raise awareness for the cause, visit and sign up at adidas.com/runfortheoceans. Follow the conversation at @adidasrunning on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #adidasParley and #RunForTheOceans.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cosmas Matolo Muteti from Kenya Dethrones Five-time champion Kennedy Kiproo Lilan in Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017




Kuala Lumpur, 21 May 2017 - Close to 36,000 runners converged on Dataran Merdeka to take part in the 9th edition of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon today. Cosmas Matolo Muteti,from Kenya won the Full Marathon Men’s Open category in a time of 2:18:43 to take home USD17,500.



Five-time champion Kennedy Kiproo Lilan from Kenya came in second in the Full Marathon Men’s Open with a time of 2:19:35 while Tonui Kiprop from Kenya finished third in a time of 2:20:36. FM Open winner Cosmas, was delighted that he not only won the title but recorded a personal best while fighting off multiple winner Kennedy. “I was running against strong opponents but I kept to my game plan and really enjoyed the run through some great scenery,” he said.



The Full Marathon Women’s Open category was won by Elizabeth Chepkanan from Kenya in a time of 2:36:14 also earning USD17,500 in the process. Vikoti Chepkemoi from Kenya took second place in a time of 2:40:08 and Zeritu Begashaw Wakijira from Ethiopia had to settle for third place with a time of 2:42:56.



The Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s category saw a close battle between defending champion Muhaizar Mohamad and Leo Tan Huong Leong. These two vastly improved runners were neck to neck until close to the finish when Muhaizar eventually repeated his triumph in last year’s Standard Chartered KL Marathon with an improved time and personal best of 2:35:55. Leo narrowly finished second in a time of 2:38:06 and Ow Yong Jin Kuan came in third in 2:43:45.



The Full Marathon Malaysian Women’s category was clinched by Yuan Yufang in a time of 3:23:00, while Loh Chooi Fern clocked 3:25:55 to come in second and Chua Khit Yeng got third place in a time of 3:33:46



Muhaizar was also thrilled to have retained his title, especially after the tough competition with Leo. “It was a hard race but I’m very happy to have defended my title and even happier to record another personal best at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon,” he said.

Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events, added “We are extremely pleased to have pulled off SCKLM 2017 without any major hiccups and we hope that all our runners had a memorable run and a great experience overall. It is gratifying to receive such support from the local and international running fraternity and we are committed to continually improve on all aspects of this event and look forward to welcoming all of you for our 10th anniversary in 2018.”

Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank said, “As title sponsor, we are delighted to be able to play a part in empowering people from all walks of life to make a difference through this amazing event. There are inspiring stories everywhere today and this is a testament to the power of the Marathon. Congratulations to all our winners and our sincere appreciation goes out to all participants for their tremendous support.”



This was exemplified by more than 30 visually impaired runners who took part in the 5km Fun Run, along with volunteer “running buddies” from Standard Chartered Bank. 20 autistic children from Permata Kurnia and over 100 underprivileged kids from Sivanandha Home and Care2run also participated in the race across various categories. Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s Run For A Reason charity initiative remains an integral part of the event, channelling funds raised to deserving charities that assist underprivileged communities and those in dire need. This year the participating beneficiaries were the Standard Chartered Foundation, National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Dignity for Children Foundation and Hospis Malaysia.

Efforts to make the Marathon more competitive, like having a seven-hour cut-off time and route checkpoints appear to be paying dividends as more than 8,000 runners signed up for the Full Marathon category this year. There were also close to 1700 running tourists from 52 countries and 75 nationalities taking part making SCKLM a truly international event. SCKLM was also the first stop in Englishman Andy Dukes’ epic marathon ride around the world on his BMW motorbike while running in six marathons in six continents.

SCKLM 2017 Race Day was preceded by the Race Entry Pack Collection from 18-20 May which was a bigger affair this year with the inclusion of the Prudential Healthy Life Expo, as well as the Friendship Run and Pasta breakfast on 20 May which saw Full Marathoners from Malaysia and around the world gather for a warm-up run and mingle in a more social setting.

Apart from the Full and Half Marathons, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 also featured a 10km distance and a 5km Fun Run for social runners, along with Kids’ Dash categories for children under 12 years of age. There were also several categories like the Corporate Challenge, Media Challenge, Universities Challenge and Ministries Challenge to either raise money for charity as well as provide friendly competition and bragging rights for the eventual winners.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has grown to become the premier running event in Malaysia, drawing thousands of local and international runners to the country whilst firmly establishing Malaysia in the global running calendar. The 2017 edition of the race once again saw Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia returning as title sponsor, along with a host of returning and new sponsors, including Honda, Seiko, Brooks, Lucozade and Pacific Regency. The event is owned and organised by Dirigo Events with co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon is sanctioned and supported by Malaysia Athletics Federation (MAF), Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletic Federation (FTKLAA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Association of International Marathons, Distance Races (AIMS).

Watch the full press conference below:



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