Friday, June 27, 2014


For our muslim friends who wish to continue with their training during the coming Ramadhan month, here are some training tips from the Standard Chartered KL Marathon.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014



Kuala Lumpur, 24 June 2014 – The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is a proud winner of the Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Award (KLMTA) 2014. The Marathon received a Platinum Award under the Events category, sealing its status as Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic running event. The award ceremony which was held in Shangri La Kuala Lumpur was graced by the presence of Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah and Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, YBhg Datuk Haji Ahmad Phesal Bin Haji Talib. 

“It is a proud moment for the organisers of the event. The recognition is truly a testament to the impact the Standard Chartered KL Marathon has on the city of Kuala Lumpur, alongside the growing number of runners both from Malaysia as well as our international following,” said Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events, event owner and organiser of Standard Chartered KL Marathon. He continued, “This year, we return, bigger and better, with a new tagline, ‘Committed. Confident. Courageous.’ whereby we aim to encourage commitment to a healthy lifestyle, enhance confidence and most importantly, celebrate the courage of marathon runners.”

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon nabbed the award based on criteria such as the participation of more than 33,800 local and international runners, holistic marketing and promotion campaign that attained impactful print media, social media, broadcast and outdoor campaigns. Besides being endorsed by authorities such as the Ministry of Youth & Sports Malaysia and the Malaysia Athletics Federation and sanctioned by international organisations including the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), the event has also been delivered successfully in terms of safety to the public and environment.

Biemans also commented, “We have been the organisers for six years in a row and it is truly an honour to be able to work with the wide network which has made this event grow and continue to command its following.  We would like to thank our sponsors, especially our title sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, organisations that are involved in the process of bringing the marathon to life and most importantly, our loyal participants.”

Osman Morad, Managing Director and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia commented Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia is proud to be the main sponsor of this iconic running event. We are delighted to promote healthy living and to bring together communities. It’s rewarding to see the marathon attain such a prestigious stature.”

The KLMTA 2014 is the second edition of the awards organised by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall. The triennial award is designed to recognise levels of excellence and contributions to making KL an international tourist destination of choice.

For more information on the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, please visit or call +603 7886 1717. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

ENERGIZER NIGHT RACE 2014 - Registration Is Closed!

Press Release

It’s Official! 

Energizer Night Race 2014 is Malaysia’s Largest Night Race

 Full registration achieved in just three weeks, all eyes now on race day

Kuala Lumpur, 16 June 2014 – The Energizer Night Race 2014 achieved full registration on 11th June and is now officially The Largest Night Race in Malaysia! The fourth installment of the Energizer Night Race is set to be the most spectacular night run with each and every runner sporting the signature Energizer 3-LED Headlight to create a ‘River of Light’ at Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Dataran Merdeka on 9th August.

“We’re thrilled that The Energizer Night Race 2014 reached full registration within 21 days of opening. It will be the first large scale night race at Dataran Merdeka and it’s all about Positivenergy. We’re all highly motivated by the response from the running community and can’t wait to greet everyone at the starting line in two months’ time,” said Mike Foong, Managing Director of Energizer Malaysia and Singapore.

Together with race organizer Twenty First Century Sports Sdn Bhd, collaboration partner Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), and sanctioning body Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletic Association (FTKLAA); the race registration was launched on the 22nd May. Its initial closing date was set for 8th July.

“It’s all made possible by our consumers and the running community, they’re such great, enthusiastic fans with lots of Positivenergy. In that spirit, I’m calling on all Energizer Night Race supporters to join in the fun at Dataran Merdeka where we’ll have activities by Energizer and its sponsors to engage not only the runners but also the public. So even if you’re not running, be prepared for high-energy fun and interactive activities on that evening,” added Foong. 

The signature global race series first had its beginnings in South Africa in 2007. To date, it has been held in Peru, Philippines, Mexico, and Spain with more than 220,000 runners lacing up their running shoes to help make a positive impact through the Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World.

Supported by Banana Boat, Schick, Brooks, Evian, Jake’s Charbroil Steaks, GNC Live Well, 100Plus, HooHA! Asia, Milo, Nestle Fitness, PowerBar, Nikon, and Soleus Running Watches, the upcoming race is a key component of Energizer’s That’s Positivenergy implementation in Malaysia, and highlights its legacy of category leadership in bringing responsible portable power to the marketplace.

For more information, race details, and route maps, kindly visit the Energizer Malaysia website and official Facebook page

Wednesday, June 11, 2014



Gold sponsor of Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 pledges contribution to charity partners 
with every MSIG 10km category registration.

Kuala Lumpur, 10 June 2014 - This year, one of Malaysia’s premier running events, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 plays another major role in contributing to worthy causes. Gold sponsor of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014, MSIG Insurance will be driving their own charity initiative by pledging RM 2 for every MSIG 10 km category sign up.

“When runners register themselves for the MSIG 10km category, they have the option of selecting a charity organisation they wish to support. The options available are the charity partners of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, namely the Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF), Hospis Malaysia, the Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) and the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM),” explained Rainer Biemans, Director of Dirigo Events, event owner and organiser of Standard Chartered KL Marathon. He continued, “We would like to thank MSIG Insurance, for their long-standing support and generosity towards supporting the Marathon and growing with us throughout the years.”

Mr. Chua Seck Guan, CEO of MSIG Insurance Malaysia said, “Given our long standing relationship with the Standard Chartered KL Marathon, we look forward to always doing more with the event and the parties involved in making the Marathon a success, year after year. This year, apart from giving back to the society, we are committed to play a part in helping to increase the competitiveness of the marathon and encourage all runners to do better. Therefore, we will also be rewarding winners of the MSIG 10 km category with a trip for two to Osaka, Japan.” 

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 will be taking place on the 12th October 2014. The prize pot offered for this year’s Marathon is USD 116, 740 (approximately RM376, 524); a 16 percent increase from the previous year, making it still the highest prize purse among all marathons in Malaysia.

For more information on the Marathon and MSIG Insurance’s pledge for charity, kindly visit or call +603 7887 4717.