Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:45:00 GMT

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 postponed

The marathon has been postponed to 29 September 2013, due to the haze that hit major cities last week.


Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 (© Facebook, Standard Chartered KL Marathon)

The organisers of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 have officially decided to postpone the event, initially scheduled for 30 June 2013, in the interest of public health. The decision was made by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank with the support of its partners, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).

The difficult decision to postpone the Marathon was made after discussions with the relevant authorities, including the DBKL, the Department of Environment (DOE) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Haji Ahmad Phesal Talib confirmed the decision to shift the Marathon to a more conducive time and date due to unexpected circumstances. “The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is a key event for Kuala Lumpur, and I’m supportive of it being held in better weather conditions. We want the participants to enjoy their run along the streets of Kuala Lumpur,” he added.

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Osman Morad supported the decision and said, “As much as we would like to proceed with the Marathon, we will not compromise on public health. We have rescheduled the Marathon based on the city’s calendar and on the advice of the authorities. I look forward to it taking place in September with keen anticipation.”

Participants who are not from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor may collect their race entry packs during the week leading to 29 September. The organisers will set up a small-scale Race Entry Pack Collection point only for these outstation and overseas runners.

Organisers encourage participants to regularly visit the Standard Chartered KL Marathon official website at www.kl-marathon.com and facebook.com/SCKLmarathon for updates.

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