Due to the worsening haze conditions, the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon (SCKLM), which was originally scheduled for tomorrow (4th October, Sunday) has been cancelled.
This was confirmed by the organiser upon the release of an official statement via their Facebook page. They cited the unhealthy air quality levels as the main reason for the cancellation, but also added that registered runners can still race entitlements tomorrow despite the cancellation.
SCKLM also added that route closures and support infrastructure will remain in place on 4th October, from 6am until 9am.
Their full statement is as follows:
Dear runners, the health and safety of all our runners remains our top priority. Since our last announcement, the haze has unfortunately reached unhealthy levels according to the latest monitored alert. Due to the rapidly deteriorating air quality and on the advice from the medical team, the Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF), and the Institut Sukan Negara, we regret to announce that the Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be cancelled.
This decision is further supported by co-organisers, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, as well as title sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia.
We appreciate the support shown by our runners throughout this challenging weather situation. Registered participants are advised to directly proceed to Dataran Merdeka with their race bib to collect their race entitlements from 6.00 am until 12.00 noon, 4th October 2015. For those who are unable to collect their entitlements during this time, alternative arrangements will be announced through the Standard Chartered KL Marathon social media channels.
Following the cancellation, route closures and support infrastructure will remain in place along these roads: Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Cenderawasih, Jalan Lembah and Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin on 4th October 2015, from 6.00 am until 9.00 am.
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