This Marathon Lets You Raise Funds For A Local Charity Of Your Choice

Each participant will have a personalised fundraising profile page on the marathon's website to raise funds for their chosen charity.

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If you'd like to challenge yourself by running a marathon, while also supporting a good cause, you'll definitely want to check out the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2023!

Runners at one of Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2023's training sessions.

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Renowned for its electrifying atmosphere, world-class organisation, and the passionate spirit of its participants, the iconic event is back, once again blending the love for running with the power of giving back to the community.

Held in conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon, the Run For A Reason (RFAR) charity programme encourages participants to run not only for personal achievements, but also for a cause close to their hearts.

Here are the marathon details:
Date: Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Each participant will have a personalised fundraising profile page on the marathon's website, where people can make donations to support the charity organisation the participant has chosen to support

You can choose whether to run in the Full Marathon (42km), Half Marathon (21km), 10km, or 5km category.

Each participant has to donate RM170 to their chosen charity, and gather more donations from individual donors via their fundraising profiles. You'll be able to collect donations all the way up to 9 October. However, if you manage to get at least RM500 in donations by 31 July, you'll be entitled to get a RFAR T-shirt.

Participants training for the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2023.

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Whether you're a seasoned marathoner, a passionate amateur, or a first-time runner, you'll be able to grab this unique opportunity to create a positive impact on society by running to raise funds for various local charities.

You'll become part of a movement that champions various charitable organisations and causes, ranging from community empowerment, healthcare and education, to environmental conservation and supporting underprivileged communities.

Here's a look at the various local charities you'll be able to support by taking part in the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2023:

Futuremakers by Standard Chartered & Goal by Standard Chartered
Futuremakers is a global initiative that tackles inequality and promotes economic inclusion among youths, while Goal helps young girls reach their full potential through sports and a play-based methodology.

In partnership with, Futuremakers has empowered at least 500 youths to tap into employment opportunities in the digital economy through digital career pathways.

Reef Check Malaysia (RCM)
On a mission to protect Malaysia's coral reefs and marine ecosystems, RCM actively involves local communities in the management and conservation of their marine resources.

For example, RCM's Tioman Marine Conservation Group (TMCG) consists of local islanders who undergo training to carry out essential tasks in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries. These tasks include ghost net removal, predator monitoring, coral rehabilitation, and more.

Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK)
This NGO has been serving marginalised communities in Malaysia for over 15 years. Their non-religious and non-discriminatory soup kitchen, food bank, and empowerment programmes aim to reduce homelessness, hunger, poverty, and food wastage.

KSK provides vital assistance such as food, welfare aid, job placements, shelter, and basic medical services to the homeless and urban poor. They also redirect surplus food away from landfills and offer skill set training to single mothers and at-risk individuals.

Hospis Malaysia
Managed by a team of medical professionals and volunteers, this charitable organisation provides free professional palliative care to individuals with life-limiting illnesses. Their services cover pain and symptom management, education and training for healthcare providers, and advocacy for raising the understanding and visibility of palliative care in Malaysia.

Dignity For Children Foundation
The foundation is dedicated to providing holistic care and education for marginalised and urban poor children in Kuala Lumpur.

Their comprehensive approach focuses on education, social enterprises, farm academy programmes, and support programmes tailored to meet the physical, mental, and environmental needs of children. Dignity aims to nurture and empower these children, helping them develop into confident individuals who can make a positive impact in the world.

You can sign up to run and raise funds for your preferred charity

Alternatively, if you would like to donate to a particular charity, you can search for runners who are raising funds for that charity and donate generously!

Your donation to these worthy causes can create lasting change and improve the lives of individuals and communities in Malaysia. Whether it's protecting coral reefs, helping marginalised communities, providing palliative care, empowering underprivileged children, or supporting youth in their education and career paths, your contribution matters.

Together, we can make a significant impact and create a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

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