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The annual Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) will be happening this Sunday, April 8, and 25 roads around Kuala Lumpur will be closed simultaneously from Sunday 3am till noon.

The closed major roads are Jalan Raja around Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang, Jalan P.Ramlee, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, the Ampang-KL Elevated Highway (AKLEH) and the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE).

Others roads include Jalan Kuching from Selayang, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (Jalan Duta), Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz around Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Raja Abdullah around Kampung Baru, Jalan Langgak Tunku, Jalan Bukit Tunku, Jalan Tunku, Jalan Tun Ismail, Jalan Dato Onn, Jalan Sultan Sallehudin, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Damansara, the Sultan Iskandar highway, Jalan Kinabalu, and Jalan Sultan Hishamudin near the Kuala Lumpur railway station.

Kuala Lumpur police chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said around 400 police officers together with DBKL personnel will be on duty to ensure smooth traffic and maintain safety. “There will be around 38,000 people including participants present during the event, and we advise those looking to get into the city to plan their routes properly, utilise public transport, and adhere to police instructions,” he said.

SCKLM participants getting into the city can take public transport, which will operate from 2am on Sunday morning. For everyone else, it’s best to avoid the city centre this Sunday, or take the trains if you must. Runners, good luck and may you achieve your PB!