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SCKLM 2013 - Traffic, Route & Misc Updates

Some short updates to Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 2013 (SCKLM 2103) that will be on Sunday 29th September 2013. Just days away and I am very sure the excitement is building up within each and every runner participating in this run. 

I am missing the run this year as I am off to Macau for the week. Nevertheless, I know my spirit will be with my fellow runners. In fact, I am very sure that I may well be running the route in my mind having taken a drive through the Full Marathon route today...

RUN ROUTE:
Full marathon
Half Marathon and Ekiden

ROAD CLOSURE:
Forty-eight roads in the capital will be closed in phases from 4:00am until 11:30am on Sunday 29 September 2013 to make way for SCKLM2013 runners. The Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police and Standard Chartered KL Marathon organisers highly recommend the public to use alternative routes or public transportation during these hours to access the city centre.

Jalan Parlimen, which is the main road in preparation for the Full Marathon and Half Marathon as well as the 10KM and 5KM categories, will be closed earlier starting from 1:00am onwards.



In making this year's run a better run, 300 traffic policemen and 100 Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officers from enforcement department will be deployed to control the traffic. The road closure details are also available in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s official website. Please visit www.kl-marathon.com  for the latest updates.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES INTO THE CITY:
Vehicles travelling from Kajang to the city centre may use:
• Jalan Loke Yew
• Jalan Kuching 
• Jalan Sultan Ismail. 
Vehicles from Seremban Highway may opt to travel through:
• Jalan Tun Razak
• Sungai Besi roundabout 
• Jalan Sultan Ismail. 
Vehicles from Setapak may access the city centre via:
• Jalan Tun Razak. 
Vehicles from Kepong will have an option to use
• Jalan Kuching 
• Jalan Sultan Ismail 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
LRT services would begin at 3.00am on Sunday 29th September 2013. The nearest stop to the starting line is Masjid Jamek station which is merely 300m away. 

The Ampang line and the Kelana Jaya line will be operational from 3.00am and trains will run at every 15-minute interval. All LRT stations along these two lines will be open from 2.45am to allow time for passengers to purchase their tokens. The organisers recommend that all runners use the MyRapid cards to avoid long queues and facilitate easier access to the public transportation services. Please locate the station closest to your area and plan your journey ahead of time. To keep updated, please check www.kl-marathon.com regularly.

For those who have not collected your race pack, take note that you can collect it @ Ground Floor Lobby @ Pacific Regency Hotel Suites : 
• Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September 2013 between 11.00am and 8.00pm 
• Saturday 28th September 2013 between 10.00am and 5.00pm. 
# Do remember to bring along your confirmation slip and/or an authorisation letter if you are collecting on behalf of a fellow runner. More information on http://www.kl-marathon.com/Contents/view/120

PRE RACE:
• Eat and hydrate well. Do check out my sifu's notes "How to Run a 6 hours Marathon" that I relied upon to complete my very maiden full marathon @ River Jungle Marathon recently in a timing of 5:26. 
• Rest well.
• Pin your race bib and prepare your gear the day before.

RACE DAY:
There will be a total of 33,000 runners on the roads of KL on Race Day. So do be polite and kind to other runners. Do observe the following etiquette.
• Line up to start according to how fast or how slow you intend to run. Slower runners, please move towards the back of the race pack.
• If you drop something as the race starts, please do not stop and pick it up! Wait until almost everybody has crossed the starting then retrieve it.
• During your run, do move over to let other runners pass you. If you are an overtaking runner, please call out politely “overtaking on your right” OR "runner coming up"
• Please pay attention to your surroundings. While every effort has been taken to ensure that the route is secure, there may be errant motorists out there.
• STOP running if you feel unwell! Head in for medical aid.
• Please follow the instructions of the Course Officials.
• Please maintain the cleanliness of your surroundings at all times.
• Remember to have fun and smile for the camera! BTW...smiling makes you feel good and sends endorphins to your head...making the run a breeze. How do I know it? I have practiced this rule and found it an amazing tip!

POST RACE:
• Rest well. Hydrate well.
• A slow recovery walk the next day will help ease your legs from the lactic buildup. Stretching helps too.
• Check out Runpix to retrace your marathon steps and discover cool statistics and comparisons by logging on to http://www.runpix.net/home/runlist.php


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Happy running folks!!!

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