Registrations for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017 (SCKLM) have officially closed as all individual race slots are sold out!
An incredible 12,512 race slots were snapped up on the first day of registrations on 16th January (Monday), which is about a third of the total number of race slots available. In fact, registrations for the Full and Half Marathon categories sold out quicker than the usually more popular 10km and 5km categories.
The Full Marathon category closed with 8,000 runners in total this year, constituting a 7% increase from 2016 and the highest number recorded in this category so far for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon. The data gleaned from the SCKLM 2017’s registrations this year also show that there will be 1,381 runners from 63 different nationalities taking part, with the highest number of international runners coming from Indonesia (325) followed by the United Kingdom (146) and India (132).
The 2017 edition of the race will once again see sponsorship from Title Sponsor Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, along with Honda Malaysia, Brooks, Lucozade, Seiko and Pacific Regency. Elite runners will be competing to earn a slice of the almost RM500,000 in total that is on offer at the SCKLM 2017,which include bonus prizes for record breaking course times.
In an effort to reduce congestion and make the race more competitive, SCKLM 2017 will continue with a 7-hour cut-off time for the Full Marathon with checkpoints at designated areas along the route to ensure runners are within the specified time frames. Runners who don’t make it to the checkpoints within the required times will not be allowed to complete the race and will be transported to the finish line. This is also meant to ensure the safety of runners as the public roads need to be opened to regular traffic at times strictly stipulated by the authorities.
Participating runners can also look forward to a total of 12 running clinics that will be provided by the SCKLM 2017, including 5 Junior running clinics and specialised clinics for those attempting their first Half and first Full Marathons.
The SCKLM turns 9 this year and the 2017 edition will take place on 21st May (Sunday) at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.