#SCKLM2019: Ballot Winners Selected


Well this will be my fifth year participating in Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM). Nowadays running has became a popular exercise for all ages. And this year, a new chapter has dawned on the increasingly popular SCKLM when for the first time in its history, public registrations were conducted using a ballot system. Successful applications were confirmed when Minister of Youth and Sports Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman officially activated the random computerised selection on 22nd Feb, 2019. 

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#SCKLM2019: Ballot Winners Selected: YB Syed Saddiq, Minister of Youth and Sports activates the SCKLM2019 ballot selection process with Rainer Biemans, Project Director of SCKLM and Director, Dirigo Events on the left and Abrar A. Anwar, MD and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia on the right 


SCKLM has seen phenomenal growth over the last decade with the 10th Anniversary edition in 2018 seeing the highest attendance to date of over 38,000 participants. Public registrations for the 2018 event were snapped up within 10 hours of opening, leaving a lot of disgruntled runners who didn’t get a chance to register due to a variety of reasons, such as network congestion and poor internet connections.

This year saw a significant increase in loyalty registrations, where returning 2018 runners were given the privilege of signing up and securing their slot before registrations opened to the general public. 

Almost two thirds of the available slots were snapped up during this period leaving slightly over 12,000 slots across all categories remaining for public registrations. Hence, the ballot system was introduced this year to give everyone an equal opportunity to secure a race slot as potential participants could cast their ballot between 13th to 19th February 2019.

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YB Syed Saddiq displays his SCKLM2019 Half Marathon Running Bib, flanked by Rainer Biemans and Abrar A. Anwar

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was given the honour to activate the random computerised ballot selection process whereby ballot winners were picked and immediately notified of their selection. Syed Saddiq will be participating in the Half Marathon for #SCKLM2019, he hope to be able to give back to the running community too.



The 2019 edition of SCKLM was given a boost late last year when Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia renewed their title sponsorship of the event for a further four (4) years. The Bank has been a steadfast supporter of the event since its inception in 2009 and is a major factor behind its success.

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L-R  Rainer Biemans, YB Syed Saddiq, Abrar, A. Anwar, and Dato’ Karim Ibrahim, President of MAF

Charity programme Run For A Reason (RFAR) has been an integral component of SCKLM which has benefitted and improved the lives of thousands of Malaysians over the last 10 years. For 2019, the charity beneficiaries are the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Hospis Malaysia and Dignity For Children Foundation.

SCKLM2019 will also see the inclusion of new sponsors Under Armour, Banana Boat, Jaybird and TudungPeople joining returning sponsor 100 PLUS and SCKLM stalwarts Seiko and Pacific Regency Hotel Suites.
  
For more information and updates about SCKLM, please visit
Website: www.kl-marathon.com
Facebook: @SCKLmarathon
Instagram: @SCKLmarathon
Twitter: @SCKLmarathon

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