The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2019 (SCKLM2019) will never be the same again. Due to the overwhelming responses during the loyalty registrations period, it has been decided that there will be a reduced number of slots available for the public registrations as compared to last year.
A total of 10,000 slots will be available for non-returning runners across all categories to ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate. Hence, the ballot public registrations for the SCKLM 2019 will happen so that runners stands an equal chance of securing an entry.
Starting from the 13th February 2019 (10:00 AM) – 19th February 2019 (11:59 PM), runners will be able to cast their ballots. The ballot selection will be completely random and computerised. On 22nd February 2019, YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and will be to one to activate the selection system.
Successful applicants will be notified by email and will have until the 5th March 2019 to complete registration by making payment. Each person is only allowed one ballot entry.
Project Director of SCKLM and Director of Dirigo Events, Mr Rainer Biemans announced:
We’ve taken some learnings from our 10th Anniversary edition last year and to prevent situations where potential participants couldn’t register due to network congestion or poor internet connections, the balloting period will ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity of earning a race slot for SCKLM2019.
We apologise to the running community as we’ve had to institute this system in reaction to the unexpected volume of take-ups during the loyalty registration period but moving forward, we will be using the ballot system for all registrations from 2020 onwards.
There will be a guaranteed quota for 2019 registered runners and those who are unsuccessful in the loyalty registration ballot in 2020 will be automatically included in the ballot for public registrations, giving you two opportunities to secure a race slot.
The multi-award winning Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be held on 28th – 29th September 2019 at Dataran Merdeka.