Rules and Regulations

RULES & REGULATIONS OF THE STANDARD CHARTERED KL MARATHON 2019

  1. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon (“SCKLM”) 2019 (the “Event” or “SCKLM 2019”) is organised by Dirigo Events Sdn. Bhd. (the “Organiser”) with the full support of Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (“DBKL”) and the Malaysia Athletics Federation (“MAF”) in accordance with these Rules and Regulations, and all the terms and conditions and other relevant rules and regulations, applicable to the participants of the Event (“Participants”), which can be found at www.kl-marathon.com (the “Official Website”).
  2. By signing up for and providing any information, personal or otherwise, in order to gain access to any product(s) and/or service(s) and/or participate in any programme(s), event(s), talk(s), demonstration(s) or any other activities involving the Organiser and/or the Event sponsors (the “Sponsors”), the Participant is deemed to have given explicit permission for the Organiser and the Sponsors to collect, analyse, collate, share, disclose to third parties, sell and/or otherwise use without any liability to the Participant, any personal information relating to that Participant as may in its sole discretion deem fit, including without any limitation for its programmes, planning, data-processing and statistical or risk-analysis, research, fund-raising and/or any other purposes in furtherance of the functions. The Organiser and the Sponsors declare by virtue of being the Event owner or sponsor, they can use services of third parties:
    1. For storing data within and outside of the Malaysia, whichever one is deemed most reasonable by Organiser; 
    2. For development or implementation of programmes, products or services as it may deem necessary;
    3. For outsourcing of any programme(s), event(s), talk(s), demonstration(s) and/or any activities;
    4. For promotional, marketing and/or administrative purposes;
    5. For all purposes as required by law, including without limitation court proceedings, criminal investigations or prosecutions or where so ordered by any competent authority;
    6. In connection with any proposed novation, assignment, transfer, sale, lease, license, partnership, joint-organising and/or any collaboration where and when required in relation thereto.
  3. Completion of the official entry form, including online registration, confirms the Participant’s agreement to abide by these Rules and Regulations and the Privacy Policy.
  4. The Organiser reserves the right to modify or substitute any of these Rules and Regulations and the Privacy Policy from time to time as they deem fit. If there is ambiguity in any of the provisions, the Organiser shall be the authority to interpret and in doing so, the Organiser will take into account the interests of all the affected Participants. It is the responsibility of the affected Participant to keep abreast with any changes. Please check back the Official Website regularly for updated Rules and Regulations and the Privacy Policy.
  5. Registration for the race is only confirmed upon payment made and upon issuance of a race identification number.
  6. Registration fees will be charged in MYR for Malaysian Residents, in SGD for Singaporean Residents and in USD for Other Overseas Residents. Malaysian Residents shall include Malaysian citizens residing in Malaysia, Malaysia permanent residents and expatriates who hold a legal pass/permit residing in Malaysia; Malaysian citizens living abroad are excluded. Refer to the Official Website for further details about SCKLM 2019 registration fees.
  7. In consideration of the Participants use of the Official Website, the Participants agree to:
    1. Provide true, accurate, current and complete information contained in any registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”);
    2. Maintain the security of the Participant’s password and identification; and
    3. Maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. The Organiser may contact the Participants from time to time by email and/or mobile device. Any notice sent to the email address and mobile device registered with the Organiser shall be deemed as received by the Participants. If the Participants provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or the Organiser has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the Organiser may suspend or terminate the Participant's registration and refuse Participants any and all future use of the Official Website (or any parts thereof).
  8. The Organiser reserves the right to cancel or postpone the Event at any time without prior notice to the Participants, in which case the Organiser will make effort to inform the Participants prior to the date of the Event. If the Event has to be cancelled or postponed, there shall be no refund of fees or donations paid unless the Organiser deems fit to give a refund.The Organiser, Sponsors and Affiliates (defined below) shall not be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused. The “Affiliates” shall include the Event co-organisers, co-sponsors, partners, volunteers, and any entity or person that provided products or services for the Event and Event activities.
  9. There will be strictly no refund available if the Event is cancelled for reason of force majeure i.e. due to occurrence of incidents that are beyond the control of the Organiser or acts of God which renders it impossible or unsafe to hold the Event.
  10. The Organiser reserves the right to amend the Event race routes as the Organiser deems fit for the safety of the Participants and/or to prevent any potential hazards in the running of the Event, at any time without prior notice to the Participants. In such cases, every effort will be made to inform the Participants prior to the date of the Event. The Organiser, Sponsors and Affiliates shall not be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused due to such changes.
  11. While every reasonable precaution will be taken by the Organiser to ensure the safety of Participants, the Participants take part solely at their own risk and the Organiser, Sponsors and Affiliates will not be responsible or held liable for any injury or death howsoever arising from training for, before, during, or after participation in SCKLM 2019. Participants are strongly encouraged to go for a medical examination and/or consult their medical practitioner prior to registration and before the race day. Participants must accept and understand that he/she must have the physical fitness suitable for the category that he/she registered for, by the day of the race.
  12. The form on the reverse side of the Participant’s running bib must be fully and accurately completed . Participants must attach the assigned running bib to the front of his/her running shirt. The running bib must be visible  on his/her chest at all times. Participants who do not wear his/her running bib  will be taken off the race route by security officers, officials or route marshals, and shall be immediately disqualified.
  13. If the Participant's original running bib cannot be found by the respective staff during Race Entry Pack Collection (“REPC”) or during the packing of the Race Entry Pack for delivery, the Organiser reserves the right to replace it with a spare running bib. The Organiser reserves the right to amend or substitute any Participant’s running bib at any time without prior notice to the Participant.
  14. Participants in the Full Marathon and Half Marathon may be required to start from different Start Pens (defined below) based on their estimated time of completion. Participants are to assemble in their respective Start Pens which are reflected on their running bib. “Start Pens” are designated start areas designed to facilitate a more efficient and convenient race start, and more optimal race day experience for all Participants. The Organiser has the right to change the Start Pens of the Participants, where deemed necessary, without prior notice to the Participants.
  15. The Event’s Full Marathon route has been measured to the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (“ AIMS”) standards. The length of the race route has been established by an accredited International Association of Athletics Federations (“IAAF”)-AIMS course measurer.
  16. Road closures on the Full Marathon route will be lifted after seven (7) hours and fifteen (15) minutes from commencement of the race (cut-off time). Cut-off times will be set at specific checkpoints along the Full Marathon route to ensure the safety of Participants who are unable to complete the race within the seven (7) hours and fifteen (15) minutes and to ensure that the roads can be re-opened to the public in accordance with the Event permit.
    1. There are four (4) checkpoints along the Full Marathon route with specific cut-off times which are strictly enforced.
      1. KM21: Cut-off time 7:35 am
      2. KM30: Cut-off time 9:05 am
      3. KM36: Cut-off time 10:05 am
      4. KM42: Cut-off time 11:00 am (the gate will be closed once the 7:15 pacers have crossed this point)
    2. If the Full Marathon Participants do not reach each checkpoint within the stipulated cut-off time, he/she will be disqualified and may be required to board the sweeper bus and will be taken to a location nearby Dataran Merdeka. All busses will have a SCKLM 2019 Vehicle Access sticker on the windshield.
    3. There is one (1) checkpoint on the Full Marathon route, i.e. at KM21, where Participants will be given one SCKLM 2019 wristband by respective officials or staff. It is the Participant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she receives this wristband and wear it on his/her wrist until he/she has collected his/her Finisher’s Medal and Finisher’s T-shirt on race day. Full Marathon Participants who do not have this SCKLM 2019 wristband and do not reach each checkpoint within the stipulated cut-off time will not be allowed to collect the Finisher’s Medal and Finisher’s T-shirt.
  17. A Participant must retire from the race immediately, if required to do so by any member of the official medical staff, Race Director, Referee, and/or security officer.
  18. Pets, bicycles, in-line skates, prams, strollers, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers and any other wheel-run objects are not allowed on the race route. The only exception to this rule is for the 5 km Fun Run category, where prams and strollers are allowed. Only official race and medical vehicles are allowed on the race route.
  19. Once registration has been duly processed, there will be strictly no refunds after payment is made, for any reason whatsoever. There will be strictly no refunds for Participants who do not eventually take part in the Event for whatever reason. 
  20. The Organiser reserves the right to use any photographs (including those of Participants), motion pictures, recordings, or any other media records of the Event (including any programme(s), event(s), talk(s), demonstration(s) or any other activities associated before, during or after SCKLM 2019), for any legitimate purpose including commercial advertising, publicity purpose and distribution to Sponsors anywhere in the world.
  21. The Organiser reserves the right to limit and/or refuse entry to the Event and/or other programme(s), event(s), talk(s), demonstration(s) or any other activities involving the Organiser and the Sponsors without giving any reason and/or notice.
  22. The Organiser will not entertain nor be in any way responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete or inaccurate entry details in the registration form.
  23. The Organiser reserves the right to cancel and/or add any race category without prior notice to the Participants.
  24. Participants are strictly not allowed to transfer their race entries to another party or change race categories after their registrations are confirmed, except through the official registration transfer platform (the “Marketplace”) provided by the Organiser.
  25. Registration transfers are only available for confirmed Participants in the Individual category and are meant for Participants who are either indisposed or unwilling to participate on race day. Participants in these categories are not allowed to transfer their race entries through the Marketplace:
    1. Run For A Reason
    2. Corporate Challenge
    3. Standard Chartered Bank Staff
    4. Sponsored Entries
    5. Other registrations using PIN codes

The Rules and Regulations of the Marketplace will be available on The Official Website closer to race day.

  1. Any Participant who commences to run before the actual flag-off of his/her registered race category will be immediately disqualified. The start time for the respective race categories can be found on the Official Website .
  2. Participants who do not start within 20 minutes of respective flag-offs (Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10 km), for safety reasons may not be allowed to start and will be immediately disqualified.
  3. Participants must be 18 years old or older as of Event day to participate in the Full Marathon (42.195 km) category.
  4. Participants must be 16 years old or older as of Event day to participate in the Half Marathon (21.1 km) category.
  5. Participants must be 15 years old or older as of Event day to participate in the 10 km category.
  6. Participants must be 13 years old or older as of Event day to participate in the 5 km category.
  7. Participants below the age of 18 are required to obtain parental/guardian consent and complete the relevant indemnity declaration form as deemed necessary by the Organiser upon registration, failing which, the Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to that Participant.
  8. A Participant is considered a veteran if his/her 40th birthday falls on or before the Event day and will be automatically assigned to the Veteran category (for Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km and 5 km). If a veteran wishes to participate in the Open category, he/she needs to select ‘Open’ during registration process.
  9. A Participant in the Malaysian category and Malaysian Veteran category (for Full Marathon and Half Marathon only) must be a Malaysian citizen who holds a valid Malaysian Passport and/or Malaysian Identity Card to be eligible to participate in these categories. The Malaysian category is open to Malaysians aged 16 years old and above, while the Malaysian Veteran category is open to Malaysians aged 40 and above.
  10. A Malaysian Participant aged below 40 years old will be automatically assigned to  the Malaysian category (for Full Marathon and Half Marathon only). If he/she wishes to participate in the Open category, he/she needs to select ‘Open’ during registration process.
  11. A Malaysian Participant aged 40 years old and above will be automatically assigned to the Malaysian Veteran category (for Full Marathon and Half Marathon only). If he/she wishes to participate in the Open category, he/she needs to select ‘Open’; and if he/she wishes to participate in the Malaysian Category, he/she needs to select 'Malaysian' during registration process.
  12. A Participant aged between 13 to 18 years old will be automatically assigned to the Youngster category (for 5 km only),
  13. The Organiser will not be responsible for any loss and/or damage, personal or otherwise, to the belongings and items deposited at the Event baggage storage provided for the Participants. The Organiser also reserves the right to check any item or bag deposited for security purposes.
  14. A Race Entry Pack is the Event’s pack which includes the running bib, timing chip (attached to the running bib), and other sponsored items (if any). Malaysian Residents (except  Corporate Challenge, Standard Chartered Bank Staff, Sponsored Entries and other registrations using PIN codes) can choose upon registration whether or not he/she prefers to opt for courier delivery service for his/her Race Entry Pack (“Mailing Option”).
    1. The Race Entry Pack will be couriered to the mailing address provided in the registration form latest 3 days prior the Event day.
    2. Each Race Entry Pack is chargeable at RM25.50 per pack for Peninsular Malaysia and RM30 per pack for East Malaysia.
    3. The Organiser is not responsible for any undelivered Race Entry Packs due to incorrect or incomplete mailing information. For example, the mailing address, the name of the recipient, telephone number, and email address.
    4. The Organiser is not responsible for any undelivered Race Entry Packs due to unavailability of the recipient at the delivery address.
    5. Undelivered Race Entry Packs will be returned to the Organiser and it is the responsibility of the Participants to collect his/her Race Entry Pack at the REPC venue during the collection period (“Collection Period”), of which details will be stated on the Official Website.  Participants in the 5 km, 3 km and 1 km must collect his/her undelivered Race Entry Pack on the second day of the REPC. Participants in the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10 km must collect his/her undelivered Race Entry Pack on the last day of the REPC.
    6. No refund will be provided for undelivered Race Entry Packs, for any reason whatsoever.
    7. Should the Participants choose to transfer his/her race entries through the Marketplace, the Mailing Option will be automatically voided without refund. There is no Mailing Option offered to the new registrants.
  15. Participants who do not elect to purchase the Mailing Option and Participants who are not eligible to purchase the Mailing Option must collect  his/her Race Entry Pack at the REPC venue during the Collection Period, of which details will be stated on the Official Website. Participants are not allowed to add Mailing Option after his/her registration has been submitted.
  16. All Race Entry Packs not collected during Collection Period will be deemed to be unwanted, and the Organiser shall be at liberty to dispose or re-distribute them accordingly. Race Entry Packs cannot be collected on race day.
  17. There are six (6) distance categories as follows:
    1. Full Marathon (42.195 km)
    2. Half Marathon (21.1 km)
    3. 10 km
    4. 5 km
    5. 3 km Kids Dash
    6. 1 km Kids Dash
  18. The “Gun Time” will be used to determine the winners for each of the following categories:
    1. Men’s Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km Speed and 5 km Speed (Open category)
    2. Women’s Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km Speed and 5 km Speed (Open category)
    3. Men’s Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km Speed and 5 km Speed (Veteran category)
    4. Women’s Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km Speed and 5 km Speed (Veteran category)
    5. Men’s Full Marathon and Half Marathon (Malaysian category)
    6. Women’s Full Marathon and Half Marathon (Malaysian category)
    7. Men’s Full Marathon and Half Marathon (Malaysian Veteran category)
    8. Women’s Full Marathon and Half Marathon (Malaysian Veteran category)
    9. Men’s 5 km Speed (Youngster category)
    10. Women’s 5 km Speed (Youngster category)
    11. 3 km Kids Dash Speed and 1 km Kids Dash Speed (Boys category)
    12. 3 km Kids Dash Speed and 1 km Kids Dash Speed (Girls category)
  19. There are 3 different starts in the 10 km category:
    1. 10 km Speed
    2. 10 km Cruise
    3. 10 km Leisure
  20. With the exception of the  Corporate Challenge Participants, only Participants of the 10 km Speed  are eligible for prize money and winner’s medals.
  21. The “Net Time” will be used to get an overall ranking in all  categories.
  22. Participants must complete their respective run categories (which they registered for) within the following cut-off times; otherwise they will be deemed disqualified or did not finish.
    1. Full Marathon: Seven (7) hours and fifteen (15) minutes
    2. Half Marathon: Three (3) hours and thirty (30) minutes
    3. 10 km Speed: One (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes
    4. 10 km Cruise: One (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes
    5. 10 km Leisure: Two (2) hours
    6. 5 km Speed: One (1) hour
    7. 5 km Fun Run: Two (2) hours
    8. 3 km & 1 km Kids Dash: Forty five (45) minutes
  23. In addition to the above-mentioned cut-off time for Full Marathon, the Participants in the Full Marathon must reach each checkpoint along the Full Marathon route within the stipulated cut-off times; otherwise they will be deemed disqualified or did not finish.
  24. General rules for Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km, 5 km and Kids Dash :
    1. By registering for the Event, the Participant agrees that the Organiser might post the full race results on the Official Website after Event day. Each Participant is allowed to win only one prize money (where applicable) in the category that he/she has registered for.
    2. Winners or potential winners who do not use his/her assigned running bib will be disqualified.
    3. The Organiser reserves the right to replace any winners if he/she is found to be disqualified.
    4. All winners must report to the person in charge at the prize giving tent as stipulated on their winner tag. In case a winner fails to do so, the Organiser may donate the cash prize money to charity.
    5. All winners must present their original identification document (such as Passport or Identity Card) for verification purposes.
    6. Prize money will be submitted to the winners through bank transfer within 30 to 60 days or after the Organiser has receive the anti-doping test results.
    7. For winners or potential winners, disputes and appeals must be made within 30 minutes of the published results on the results notice board on-site or immediately after the prize presentation, whichever is earlier, failing which the Organiser reserves the right not to entertain any disputes or appeals thereafter.
    8. For all other Participants, disputes and appeals regarding the results must be submitted in writing including electronic mail within 3 days after the Event day. The Organiser reserves the right not to entertain any dispute or appeal after 6 pm on 2 October 2019.
    9. For all disputes, the Organiser's decision is final and no other disputes thereafter will be entertained.
    10. For all other Participants, any discrepancy in their results, must be informed to the Organiser via electronic mail within 3 days after the official results have been published on the Official Website. No requests for amendment of timing or ranking and follow-ups will be entertained thereafter.
    11. The timing chip is a single-use, disposable device attached to the back of the running bib. Participants must wear the assigned running bib  visibly on his/her chest. It is the responsibility of the Participants to ensure that his/her running bib is not covered with a jacket, pouch bag, his/her arms, or any other object when running over the timing mats. The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Participant who does not use his/her assigned running bib during the race.
    12. All Participants who successfully complete the race in a category he/she registered for (Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km, 5 km and Kids Dash) within their respective cut-off times will be given a Finisher’s Medal upon presentation of their running bib (and wristband for Full Marathon) to the respective staff. This entitlement will not apply to Participants who were unable to complete the race within their respective cut-off times, disqualified or did not finish.
    13. All Participants who complete the Full Marathon within the cut-off times (including checkpoints along the race route) shall also receive a Finisher’s T-shirt upon presentation of their running bib and wristband. Sizes are subjected to availability. This entitlement will not apply to Participants who were unable to complete the race within their respective cut-off times, disqualified or did not finish.
    14. All Finisher’s Medals and Finisher’s T-shirts  are to be collected on the race day and no requests will be entertained thereafter.
    15. All Participants who successfully complete the race in a category he/she registered for (Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km, 5 km and Kids Dash) within their respective cut-off times will be given an e-certificate. The e-certificate will be made available on the Official Website by 6 pm on 1 October 2019. This entitlement will not apply to Participants who were unable to complete the race within their respective cut-off times, disqualified or did not finish. The e-certificate will only be available until 31 December 2019. There will not be any hardcopy Finisher’s Certificate mailed out to the Participants.
  25. 5 km run
    1. There are three (3) different categories for the 5 km differentiated by age groups:
      1. Youngster: Aged between 13 to 18 years old as of Event day
      2. Open: Aged between 19 to 39 years old as of Event day
      3. Veteran: Aged 40 years old and above as of Event day
    2. There are two (2) different starts in the 5 km category:
      1. 5 km Speed
      2. 5 km Fun Run
    3. Only Participants of the 5 km Speed are eligible for prizes and winner’s medals. 
  26. Kids Dash
    1. There are two (2) different categories for the Kids Dash differentiated by age groups:
      1. 1 km Kids Dash: Aged between 6 to below 10 years old as of Event day
      2. 3 km Kids Dash: Aged between 10 to below 13 years old as of Event day
    2. There are two (2) different starts in the 3 km Kids Dash:
      1. 3 km Kids Dash Speed
      2. 3 km Kids Dash Fun Run
    3. There are two (2) different starts in the 1 km Kids Dash:
      1. 1 km Kids Dash Speed
      2. 1 km Kids Dash Fun Run
    4. Participants under 6 years old or 13 years old and above as of Event day will not be allowed to participate in any of the Kids Dash categories.
    5. Registration for the Kids Dash shall be entered by the Participant’s legal parent/guardian and who must complete and submit the relevant indemnity declaration form upon registration. Failing which, the Organiser reserves the right to deny entry to any Participant.
    6. For Participants in the 3 km Kids Dash Fun Run and 1 km Kids Dash Fun Run, only one parent/guardian with a guardian bib (issued by the Organiser) will be allowed to accompany the Participant during the race. No more than one (1) parent/guardian is allowed to enter the start pen.
    7. For Participants in the 3 km Kids Dash Speed and 1 km Kids Dash Speed, strictly no parents/guardians are allowed to accompany the Participant during the race or enter the start pen.  
    8. Only Participants of the 3 km Speed and 1 km Speed are eligible for prizes and winner’s medals. 
  27. Run For A Reason and Corporate Challenge.
    1. Run For A Reason is the Event’s charity platform for individual participants.
      1. Participants who register for Run For A Reason in support of our official charity partners are bound by the specific Rules and Regulations of the Run For A Reason programme in addition to Rules and Regulations applicable to the individual categories as stipulated on the Official Website.
      2. A Participant can choose to register in one of the four (4) distance categories, namely Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km or 5 km.
      3. All participants will be ranked as individuals in their respective distance categories and all other Rules and Regulations apply.
      4. There is no registration fee to participate in the Run For A Reason. However, Participants are required to make an initial donation of RM150 to the chosen charity organisation. This amount will be reflected as the first donation raised on the Participant’s profile page.
      5. A Participant registered for Run For A Reason has to raise a minimum amount of RM500 (from online donations on the Official Website) within the period given to be entitled to an exclusive complimentary T-shirt from the Event’s official apparel partner. Sizes are subjected to availability.
      6. Minimum amount from online donation is RM30 per transaction.
      7. Regardless of eventual runner participation, all donations collected will be donated to the designated charity partner and no refund will be made.
      8. All Participants will be ranked as individuals in the respective distance categories and all relevant Rules and Regulations apply.
    2. Corporate Challenge is the Event’s charity platform for businesses and companies
      1. Participants who register for the Corporate Challenge are bound by the specific Rules and Regulations of the Corporate Challenge programme (which can be found on the Official Website) in addition to the Rules and Regulations applicable to the individual 10 km category.
      2. The company must be based in Malaysia to participate in the Corporate Challenge.
      3. Each company must register a minimum of three (3) Participants, irrespective of gender.
      4. The Participant of each team must be employees from the same company. All Participants will flag-off together with the 10 km Cruise Participants.
      5. Registration fee for each Participant is RM60.
      6. For each Participant, the required donation is  RM1,000 (Total minimum donation per team is RM3,000). The entire amount will be donated to the charity partner(s) as designated.
      7. The team with the lowest aggregate “Net Time” of the first 3 finishers will be declared the winner.
      8. In case of a tie, the team with the lowest “Net Time” of the slowest runner will determine the winner.
      9. All Participants will be ranked as individuals in the overall 10 km rankings. Every Participant in the Corporate Challenge will be treated as individual Participants of the 10 km Cruise category and all relevant Rules and Regulations apply.
    3. The Organiser shall not be held liable for any activity that is not considered as legal, committed either by the official charity partner, any organisations or Participants who register and raise funds for the Run For A Reason or Corporate Challenge programmes.
    4. All other charities or non-profit organisations must seek the approval of the Organiser to take part in any fund-raising project using the Event as a platform but not in conjunction with the Event. Please contact the Organiser for further details.