Standard Chartered KL Marathon hosted by the Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia, continues as Malaysia’s flagship running event with top runners competing for Malaysia’s highest prize money pool. Runners representing 78 different nationalities and 35 countries worldwide will join the malaysian runners on race day. The event is making a conscious effort to help raise funds for many of Malaysia’s charities, so they can focus on what they do best – caring for and serving the less fortunate.
This year, SCKLM targeted 30,000 runners, but finally closed at 33,000 participants to accommodate the overwhelming demand. Statistically, this represents a 17 per cent participant growth from 2012 (at 28,000 runners); and a 144 per cent growth since its first year in 2009 (at 13,500 runners).
The entry fees is USD 48 for the marathon and $42 for the half marathon for early bird registrations. To participate in Standard Chartered KL Marathon you can register in the official website.
Course / Route Map
The start and finish point for all races in the marathon will be around Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. The course offers runners a truly unique opportunity to take in the sights of the city. Starting at Dataran Merdeka, the site of Malaysias independence, the marathon route weaves its way through the streets of Kuala Lumpur and showcases some of the most beautiful and historical landmarks in the city. These include the National Palace, the world renowned Petronas Twin Towers, the National Museum and the lush Lake Gardens. This route also showcases the cultural diversity of Malaysia as it passes through pockets of different communities.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
The Run has a total ascent of 180.0 m and has a maximum elevation of 105.0 m.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
The time limit is 6 hours for the marathon
Men: Kennedy Kiproo Lilan (KEN) 2:14:45 (2012)
Women: Rose Kerubo Nyangacha (KEN) 2:34:37 (2011)
Prize Money & Awards
Men: 1st – $17,500, 2nd – $8,000, 3rd – $8,000
Women: 1st – $17,500, 2nd – $8,000, 3rd – $8,000
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- All marathon finishers will receive Finisher T-shirt, Finisher Medal and Finisher Certificate.
Water Stops & Refreshments
- The first water station is located 4 km from the start line.
- Water stations are located at an interval of 2 km on the course.
- There will also be isotonic drink stations, banana station and energy gel station.
Expected Race Day Weather
- Daytime average temperature is around 28 degrees, with high at 32 degrees and low at 23 degrees.