: The Standard Chartered KL Marathon has been cancelled due to the poor air quality in the city.
The decision came on the advice of the event’s medical team, the Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) and the National Sports Institute, a media statement said today.
This decision is further supported by co-organisers, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, as well as title sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, the statement said.
“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.
“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 6am until noon tomorrow (Oct 4).
“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,” the statement said.
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 from 6am until 9am tomorrow.
Participants can visit www.kl-marathon.com and www.facebook.com/SCKLMarathon to get the latest updates.