Tuesday, April 24, 2012

News: Standard Chartered KL Marathon Closes Registrati​ons almost TEN Weeks Ahead of Race Day

Registration closes early with target 27,000 runners signed up.

Kuala Lumpur, 23 April 2012 – Upon receiving such overwhelming response from the running community, the organisers closed registrations after reaching the targeted number of 27,000 runners by 17 April 2012, almost ten weeks ahead of the estimated closing date of 31 May. Participants from around the country and the world will converge at Dataran Merdeka on 24 June 2012 to run for a reason at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon.

“We are truly happy and humbled by the overwhelming response from the running community, both local and abroad. To be able to close registrations almost ten weeks ahead of race day clearly shows that the Standard Chartered KL Marathon continues to be an iconic event, attracting top runners from around the world and country to compete for the largest prize in Malaysia. On behalf of the entire organising committee I am thrilled to welcome all participants to Dataran Merdeka on 24 June 2012,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd.

“Closing the registrations early definitely positions the Standard Chartered KL Marathon as the biggest and most anticipated running event in Malaysia. Looking back on the past four years, we are proud to be the title sponsor of a landmark event that touches the lives of Malaysians as we all run for a reason.,” said Osman Morad, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad.

Even though registration for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon is closed, those interested can still get involved in a variety of ways – these include:-

Donating to ‘Run for a Cause’ – This programme is a platform for runners to compete in the race, while also giving back to the community by raising money for charity. Donate to a registered runner today to raise money for a worthy cause.

Volunteers – Sign up as a volunteer. More than 2,000 persons are required to help on the big Race Day and you can be one of them! Help monitor the race route and distribute beverages and bananas to runners, among other activities throughout the race.

Supporters – Simply come to Dataran Merdeka on 24 June to cheer and support your friends and families during their race and enjoy yourselves at our sponsors’ booths and kids’ zone.

For more information on registering to be a volunteer for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, or donating for ‘Run for a Cause’, please visit: www.kl-marathon.com.

Also, connect with other runners through the Standard Chartered KL Marathon Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon and keep up-to-date via twitter at www.twitter.com/scklmarathon

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