KUALA LUMPUR – Standard Chartered KL Marathon, which is scheduled for tomorrow, has been cancelled due to worsening haze situation.
According to a media statement posted on Standard Chartered KL Marathon Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon today indicated that the cancellation was also made after advice from the medical team, the Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) and the National Sport Institute.
“The health and safety of all our runners remain our top priority. Since our last announcement, the haze has unfortunately reached unhealthy levels according to the latest monitored alert,” it said.
The statement said the decision is further supported by co-organisers, Kuala Lumpur City Hall as well as title sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia.
“We appreciate the support shown by our runners throughout this challenging weather situation,” the statement said.
The organisers also advised registered participants to directly proceed to Dataran Merdeka with their race bib to collect their race entitlements from 6 am until 12 noon tomorrow.
“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,” it said.
Following the cancellation, route closures and support infrastructure would remain in place along designated routes including 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 Sunday (Oct 4), from 6 am until 9 am, the statement said. – BERNAMA