Marathon garners high response, surpassing target of 35,000 runners
Kuala Lumpur, 17 September 2014 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 has marked yet another milestone upon surpassing its target of 35,000 runners. With 35,200 runners achieved, all categories of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 are officially closed for registration.
The Marathon is increasingly recognised as a premier flagship running event with its prize pot of USD 116,740 (RM377, 397). An international running event, Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 is expected to draw 2,479 foreign nationalities from 83 countries.
Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events, which is the owner and organiser of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon said:
“The constant growth in participation is very encouraging and we wish to thank everyone for their strong support.”
He continued, “This year, we have an increase of over 800 Full Marathon runners and an increase of 1,400 Half Marathon runners. This proves that the calibre of runners is on the uptrend and more people are taking up the challenge of distance running.”
Standard Chartered Bank Managing Director and CEO, Osman Morad said the Marathon is an important platform for the bank to engage its stakeholders.
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“Witnessing growth every year, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon truly epitomises a nation-building engagement. It reaches out to all walks of life to encourage running as a healthy lifestyle,” he said.
Participants’ breakdown for Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014
Breakdown of the participants per category are as follow:
- Full Marathon –5,315 runners
- Honda Half Marathon – 8,259 runners
- MSIG 10KM –16,060 runners
- 5KM Fun Run –5,055 runners
- Kids Dash - 511 runners
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You can still be a part of Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014!
While registration for all categories is closed, with exception of the Full Marathon, your support and participation does not end here. You can be part of the Marathon by:
ü Supporting your friends and others in their Run for a Reason – Pick a charity that you would like to support and encourage our “Run for a Reason” runners who have pledged their support to raise funds for their charity recipient of choice; charity partners for this year are: Standard Chartered Foundation, The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and Hospis Malaysia
ü Being a volunteer – More than 3,000 people are required to help out on the big race day and you can be one of them to be part of this exciting event!Being a supporter – Join us at Dataran Merdeka on 12th October to cheer and support your friends and families during their race!
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with the Marathon owner and organiser Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd, co-organiser DBKL and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.
For more information on the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, please visit www.kl-marathon.com or call +603 7886 1717.