Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 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 www.kl-
marathon.com 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 www.kl-marathon.com

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