Saturday, March 14, 2009


Finally! The much talk about SCKLM is opened for registration on 13 March 2009! A lot of my friends were the early birdees...Frank Chong, Julie Wong, Choi and Amelia (who incidentally registered on my behalf for the full marathon).

One lingering question though, there was no mention of a finisher's vest/tee for the full marathon like what they usually provide in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. I hope there is one.

Below is the official press release for the SCKLM 2009:
RM350,000 prize money beckons professionals, amateurs, families, kids
and charitable runners

Kuala Lumpur, 13 March 2009 – Ready! Set! Go! Registration for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 is now open to all Malaysians and runners across the world who have set their eyes on the RM350,000 total prize money allocated for the biggest and most rewarding international race to ever hit the country.

In conjunction with the launch of the official website today, running enthusiasts can now check out more information and officially enrol themselves in the marathon through several convenient and widely available channels. You could either register online at or pay in person at Standard Chartered Bank branches within the Klang Valley (soon to be nationwide), MSIG Insurance branches in the Klang Valley, and at the offices of the Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union and Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association. .

The Malaysian public today had the opportunity to sign up at strategically-located registration counters within the Bukit Bintang vicinity. "We want to make it as easy as possible for people to sign up. In the coming weeks, registration will also be made available alongside fun promotional activities at roadshows to be held in the Klang Valley," said Hemant Dua Director of Octagon Malaysia, the event organizers for the marathon. "We want to get the whole nation excited to run, and so far close to a thousand people have already registered, which is very encouraging," he added.

One of the early birds who registered today was Julie Wong. "I have been running for more than ten years now, but the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 will be my first attempt at a Full Marathon and I‟m really looking forward to it!" Another running enthusiast who also registered was Frank Chong who explained why he loves running. "I took up running about two years ago and I run for the personal satisfaction of discovering my own potential."

Staying true to its theme "Run Your Race", you can select your desired category from a wide range comprising the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10KM, Fun Run (5KM), and the Kids Dash in two different age groups - 6 to 9 years old & 10 to 12 years old. Entry is free for this category which, is in line with the Youth and Sports Ministry‟s vision of developing an active, healthy and energetic community starting with the youths. Malaysians can also do their bit for charity by choosing to register for „Run for a Cause‟ to raise funds for one of the five official Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 charities. And if you have your colleagues
joining you, opt for the Corporate Challenge where companies can compete as corporate teams while fostering camaderie and team spirit at the same time.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 will undoubtedly put Malaysia on the global running map as international and local runners navigate a route covering beautiful and historical landmarks around the Klang Valley.
Hurry and log on now to register as the early bird period offers a lower registration fee.
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 is organised by Octagon, with Standard Chartered Bank as the Title Sponsors and MSIG Insurance Solutions as a Gold Sponsor. The marathon is endorsed by the Youth and Sports Ministry and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, and sanctioned by the Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union (MAAU), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

For more details or to register, please log on to

For media enquiries only, please contact:
Weber Shandwick Malaysia, at 03-7843 3100, or;
Alina Morais (017 323 3078 / 03 7843 3125)
Norhayati Malek (012 713 2770 / 03 7843 3129)
Marc Ng (019 319 6032)

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