Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM): 10 SOLID YEARS!



Inspirational Quote: "Progress not perfection: 10 years of making an impact!"

At the official launch of Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2018 held at Pacific Regency Suites on 10 January 2018, there was a public display of how Standard Chartered KL Marathon has evolved since it's inaugural event on 28 June 2009.

With Standard Chartered KL Marathon celebrating its 10th anniversary this year in 2018, I would very much like to share with you the "10 Years of Standard Chartered KL Marathon".



28 June 2009

1. IN THE BEGINNING

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) began modestly with 13,412 registered participants in the iconic Dataran Merdeka, which has since become its spiritual home. With Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia on board as Title Sponsor, SCKLM had a solid foundation to build on. Teething problems notwithstanding, the event was successful enough to warrant a repeat the following year. Malaysian record holder YuanYufang wins the first of her 5 wins in the Malaysian Women's Full Marathon Category.

TOTAL REGISTERED RUNNERS: 13,412
Full Marathon     1,895
Half Marathon.   2,754
10km                   5,437
5km Fun Run      2,910
Kids Dash              416

TOTAL CHARITY FUNDS RAISED: RM534,435


27 June 2010

2. GROWTH

The event records a significant increase in participation numbers and new routes were introduced for all categories. The Running Clinics and charity initiative Run For A Cause, which were introduced the previous year, became more structured and more closely resembling its current incarnations. Shaharudin Bin Hisham wins the first of his three consecutive titles in the Malaysian Men's Full Marathon Category.

TOTAL REGISTERED RUNNERS: 17,600
Full Marathon     1,855
Half Marathon    4,086
10km                   8,141
5km Fun Run      3,047
Kids Dash              471

TOTAL CHARITY FUNDS RAISED: RM346,545



26 June 2011

3. KING KENNEDY

Kennedy Kipeoo Lilan from Kenya emerges winner in the Full Marathon Men's Category in a closely fought finishing proves to be unbeatable in the next 4 editions of SCKLM, winning 5 titles consecutively, while his compatriot Rose Kerubo Nyangacha smashed the course record in the Women's Full Marathon Category with a time of 2:34:37. New routes, as well as a new Start/Finish location for the 10km and 5km Categories was introduced.

TOTAL REGISTERED RUNNERS: 21,726
Full Marathon     2,467
Half Marathon    4,852
10km                 10,400
5km Fun Run      3,518
Kids Dash              489

TOTAL CHARITY FUNDS RAISED: RM486,749


24 June 2012

4.  A WIN FOR CHARITY

Highest amount raised for charity date with RM682,205 disbursed to the beneficiary charities. Participation numbers doubled from its inception and SCKLM's Facebook page registered 18,000 followers. Free Public Transport was introduced for the first time and Kennedy Kiproo Lilan broke the course record in the Men's Full Marathon category in a time of 2:14:45.

TOTAL REGISTERED RUNNERS: 27,559
Full Marathon     3,168
Half Marathon    5,727
10km                 14,311
5km Fun Run      3,812
Kids Dash              541

TOTAL CHARITY FUNDS RAISED: RM682,205


29 Sept 2013

5.  SOLD OUT

SCKLM2013 was the first time the event sold out its running slots with a total of 33,142 participants. The event was unfortunately postponed due to adversely hazy conditions and this led to the introduction of the Marketplace, which is the official SCKLM platform for runners to sell off their bibs and for runners who may have missed out on registrations to get an entry to the race.

TOTAL REGISTERED RUNNERS: 33,142
Full Marathon     4,559
Half Marathon    6,866
10km                 17,464
5km Fun Run      3,807
Kids Dash              446

TOTAL CHARITY FUNDS RAISED: RM463,365


12 Oct 2014

6.  RECOGNITION

SCKLM2014 was awarded Best Tourism Event in the Kuala Lumpur Mayor's Tourism Awards, Youth and Sports Minister Brig. Gen. Hairy Jamaluddin launched the event and became its first registered participant as he took part in the 10km Category, which he ended up completing in a very respectable sub 1 hour effort. New routes for all categories were introduced, incorporating a highway for the first time. Muhaizar Mohamad wins the first of his three consecutive wins in the Malaysian Men's Full Marathon Category.

TOTAL REGISTERED RUNNERS: 35,228
Full Marathon     5,258
Half Marathon    8,210
10km                 16,224
5km Fun Run      5,033
Kids Dash              503

TOTAL CHARITY FUNDS RAISED: RM388,283


4 Oct 2015

7.  CANCELLATION

Adverse haze once again affected SCKLM, this time forcing the cancellation of the event on Race Day. Runners however still showed significant numbers and some even ran a modified 10km course. Despite the disappointment, the day turned out to be a great opportunity for runners to socialise and catch up, with one particularly happy couple getting engaged at the event!

TOTAL REGISTERED RUNNERS: 34,508
Full Marathon     6,737
Half Marathon    9,005
10km                 15,417
5km Fun Run      2,854
Kids Dash              495

TOTAL CHARITY FUNDS RAISED: RM460,680


7 Aug 2016

8.  THE RACE TO RACE

SCKLM2016 proved to be a watershed edition when all race slots were snapped up within a mere three days from when registrations were open the public, making SCKLM one of the most eagerly anticipated running events in the country. It was also the first time that a Reservation period was introduced to acknowledge runners who participated in the previous year. The SCKLM mobile App,withan arrange of exciting features like live-tracking and seamless social media connectivity, was also introduced.

TOTAL REGISTERED RUNNERS: 35,095
Full Marathon     7,172
Half Marathon    9,566
10km                 15,261
5km Fun Run      2,542
Kids Dash              554

TOTAL CHARITY FUNDS RAISED: RM479,858


21 May 2017

9.  A NEW KING EMERGES

After 5 consecutive wins, Kennedy Kiproo Lilan was finally dethroned by compatriot Cosmas Matolo Muteti in the Men's Full Marathon Category, ending Kennedy's reign as the Marathon King of Kuala Lumpur.  2017 also saw the biggest REPC and EXPO to date with more than25 exhibitors, which was held in the KLCC Convention Centre for the first time. Malaysia's premier running event was also recognised by SPIA Asia with Gold Awards in the Best Mass Participation Even and Best Sports Digital Platform categories.

TOTAL REGISTERED RUNNERS: 36,016
Full Marathon     8,403
Half Marathon    9,973
10km                 14,669
5km Fun Run      2,479
Kids Dash              492

TOTAL CHARITY FUNDS RAISED: RM423,294


What is it going to be on SCKLM's 10th anniversary in 2018?


I believe it's going to be super exciting with 10 new race features and record sold out in 9 hours!

Let's join hands together, run together, and celebrate together with Standard Chartered KL Marathon on its 10th anniversary, making it THE BEST,  THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SCKLM ever!

See you at the start line! 😀💪


Words.   Vincent Khor
Date.      13 January 2018




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