The biggest event in Malaysia’s annual running calendar happens this weekend. The 2019 Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM, city name is now in front) is set to go on as the haze situation has improved, bringing relief to runners who have been preparing for the big day, never mind that training would have been somewhat affected by the haze.

Things can still change, though. “The health and safety of our runners remain our top priority and we are closely monitoring weather conditions. Rest assured, an announcement will be made by 7.30pm Friday, 27 September upon consultation with all relevant stakeholders,” KLSCM organiser Dirigo said.

Should the run go on, quite a few roads in the city will be close to motorists, and the closures will be from 7am to 10am on Saturday (September 28) and 3am till 11am on Sunday (September 29).

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The roads include main thoroughfares such as Jalan Raja, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang, Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Tun Razak, the AKLEH highway, DUKE highway, Jalan Kuching dan Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim.

Also to be closed are Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Jalan Langgak Tunku, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Tunku, Jalan Tun Ismail, Jalan Dato’ Onn, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Damansara, Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar, Jalan Kinabalu, Bandar Sultan Hishamudin, Jalan Cenderawasih, Jalan Kampung Pandan dan Jalan Pahang. The full list is in the images above.

The event is expected to be attended by 40,000 runners, and 445 police officers will be directing traffic along the route. Best to skip going to the city during the time, or take public transport if you must. Runners, you can take the LRT and MRT, which will be complimentary from 1:45am till 6:00am. Good luck and may you achieve your personal best.