Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon’s Race Timing Delivered by Leading Race Timing Provider

Press Release

“Winning a race is as much about talent and endurance as it is about accurate technology tracking your performance. Accurately monitoring the race time for hundreds, or even thousands of competitors in a single race is what CheckPointSpot is all about – a one-stop race solutions provider for before, during and after each major race event”

Kuala Lumpur, 28 March 2023 – Having just been awarded the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon contract, CheckPointSpot is appointed to be the timing device provider for Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon for the next four (4) years, starting with this year’s marathon which will take place on 30 September 2023 & 1 October 2023 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

As part of its race timing efforts, CheckPointSpot, will be tasked to produce the race bib and deploy the official Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2023 mobile app, on Android and iOS.

In a bid for an eco-friendlier race, the race bibs for this year’s marathon will be printed using a special synthetic paper coated with PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) material. PET is used to package 70% of carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices, dilutable drinks and bottled water. Light, durable, safe and with a smaller carbon footprint than alternatives, PET is the most recyclable plastic in the world because it can be made into new products. Its high recyclability also makes it less likely to end up in landfill, and this makes it the most eco-friendly material.

Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2023 official mobile app allows participants to get up-to-date event information on their mobile. There is also a live tracking feature which allows family members to be with the participants from the comfort of their home.

“Timing a running race of Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon’s scale, is a challenging task. The event uses the most number of timing systems for any races in Malaysia. All runners in the event are timed, including kids, as well as the 5KM categories. Having been the leading race timing provider for major marathons in the region, we are excited to be timing the largest marathon in Malaysia, which draws 40,000 participants from all over the country and world this year. This means utilising best-in-class technology to ensure that the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon remains the premier marathon in the country,” says Benjamin Yeow, Chief Executive Officer of CheckPointSpot.

Rainer Biemans, Co-Founder and Director of Dirigo Events, adds, “Our partnership with CheckPointSpot signals our commitment in making sure that participants get the most accurate timing across all categories. Having organised the marathon for 15 years, we are proud that the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2023 has been awarded a Road Race label by World Athletics, making it the first event in Malaysia and only the 5th in South East Asia to be accorded this prestigious status. In line with the recognition, we are introducing besides eco-friendly bibs and various other efforts towards organizing a sporting event with high social and environmental sustainability.