This year I will be participating in the Standard Chartered Marathon 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. So far, I’ve only joined one marathon and that was like ages ago. It was the Penang Bridge Marathon which I’ve failed to complete in time as I woke up late. Joining a marathon and actually finishing a marathon has always been one my new year resolution – every year without fail! So this year, I’ll be there running my hearts out to try to finish this.
Last year’s Standard Chartered Marathon 2015 was cancelled and participants from last year’s marathon will be joining this year’s marathon. So, there will be a lot of people running in Kuala Lumpur this coming Sunday. Take a look at all the categories, each and every one of them was sold out. I’ve roughly calculated the number of participants for this year’s Standard Chartered Marathon 2016 in Kuala Lumpur and based on the participants that are allowed to register for each category, there would be about 35,000 participants.
Race Categories for Standard Chartered Marathon 2016
There are 9 categories altogether; Marathon (42.195km), Honda Half Marathon (21.0975km), 10km (Speed, Cruise & Leisure), 5km Fun Run, 10km Corporate Challenge (Cruise), 10km Ministries Challenge (Cruise), 10km Universities Challenge (Cruise), 3km Kids Dash and 1km Kids Dash. Based on the way they named the categories, it seems to me that you must run the 42.195km distance only then you can truly say that you’ve run a marathon. So, I guess, I should change my resolution to “I will run a quarter of a marathon in 2016”. There is no way for me to run 42.195km. That distance is like a one-way drive from Kepong to Puchong!
Since I don’t run much, the only option I can choose is either the 10km or 5km run. In fact, the 10km category is broken down to another 3 parts. You could choose either to ‘Speed’ run for 10km in 75km, ‘Cruise’ run for 10km in 90 minutes or ‘Leisure’ run for 10km in 120 minutes. If you’ve chosen either ‘Cruise’ and ‘Leisure’ run, you are not eligible for any award. Yes, even if you beat the first guy who registered under the 10km ‘Speed’ run, you don’t get any award. Just some personal satisfaction. Only those who registered under the ‘Speed’ 10km run category is eligible for the award (I’m talking specifically for the 10km run category only). A 2-hour 10km run seems doable for someone like me.
Apparels for Standard Chartered Marathon 2016
This year’s men’s and women’s singlets looks something like these:-
Race Entry Pack Collection for Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016
You may collect your race entry pack at StarXpo Hall, 15th Floor, KWC Fashion Mall in Kuala Lumpur from 4 to 6 August 2016. The time for collection is from 11am to 8pm on 4 and 5 August 2016 and 10am to 6pm on 6 August 2016. Click here for the map to KWC Fashion Mall.
The parking fees at KWC Fashion Mall is shown below:-
For collection purposes, you must bring the printout of your confirmation slip and your original MyKad. If you are asking a representative to collect your race pack on your behalf, make sure you do a printout of your confirmation slip, a letter of authorisation, a photocopy of your IC and your representative’s IC. One representative can only collect up to a maximum of 6 race packs including their own. Since it is clearly written there that you must give a “printout of your confirmation slip”, just to be on the safe side, please print it before you go and collect your race pack.
The confirmation slip looks something like this. You must login to your account to get this confirmation slip. Here’s the login page for your confirmation slip.
Starting Points / Venue for Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016
The venue for the marathon differs for different categories. Make sure you go to the correct place. Based on the table below, looks like I’ll be starting my 10km Leisure run from Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) at 7.45am.
As of the time of writing, there is another 5 days 3 hours to go before the marathon starts. If you’ve been practicing your run, keep doing it. Take a good rest and I’ll see you this Sunday. Good luck to you.
- Race Confirmation Slip : https://register.kl-marathon.com/scklm16/RegScklm16/login/type:check
- Race Entry Pack Collection Venue – KWC Fashion Mall : http://www.kenangacity.com.my/en/getting-here/