Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 Is Cancelled
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 is cancelled at the eleventh hour as it is announced at 5pm on 3rd October 2015. It is cancelled due to the unhealthy level of the haze in Kuala Lumpur.
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 is scheduled on 4th October 2015 and the officials cancelled the event a day earlier.
The announcement from Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 Facebook Page posting as below:
“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 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.
To keep updated with the latest news, please check www.kl-marathon.com and our Facebook page.”
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The original post can be found at https://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon/photos/a.763037360393908.1073741860.103970639633920/1020289538002021/?type=3&fref=nf