#SCKLM2015: Cancelled But Still Festive And Fun

#SCKLM2015 is cancelled but it still went on with lots of fun for everyone who turned up to collect their entitlements. It is most unfortunate that the event had to be cancelled but the folks behind the run from the race organisers to the title sponsor etc all felt that the health and safety of the runners is still top priority. 

The set up went on including the finishing arch etc even though the race was cancelled. The hospitality tents at the race site opened its doors so that runners had ample food and drinks while waiting to collect their medals, finisher t-shirts and certificates. Many of the enthusiastic volunteers were still all smiles, cheerfully guiding waves of arrivals to the right collection points.  
Cheery announcers, pumping music and multitudes of selfies as well as groufies by runners keen to enjoy themselves while showing their support for the cancelled event created a festive feel at historic Dataran Merdeka as early as 6 a.m. 

There was even a MARRIAGE proposal at Dataran Merdeka during the collection. Idrus Ahmad popped the question to Trias Nuriartu in front of his supportive friends and a cheering crowd. The couple met in a gym in Jakarta. Idrus Ahmad, an avid runner said “Trias has always been supportive of my passion, therefore I chose this significant event to propose to her along with our friends who are my family.” 

Had the run not being cancelled The Standard Chartered KL Marathon was set to host 35,000 runners who would have run on routes featuring some of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous landmarks. Never mind we didn't get to run this year, let us all just look forward to #SCKLM2016. Let's also pray and hope hard that the haze does not repeat itself!
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