JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Indonesia’s leading newspaper, Kompas Daily, together with Central Java regional bank, Bank Jateng and Central Java Provincial Government returns to organize Borobudur Marathon 2019, which will take place on November 17, 2019 in the Lumbini Park Complex, Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java.
Borobudur Temple has long been a world heritage and millions of people visit the world’s largest buddhist temple every year. The city of Magelang surrounding it is just as beautiful with warm Javanese hospitality. Borobudur Temple was built without sophisticated tools, but it has withstood the test of time as a symbol of peace and harmony.
Borobudur Marathon 2019 provides a unique experience to experience Magelang and celebrate Javanese culture through running. Over the years, it has also given economic development for local economy. The theme of this year’s race is Synergy and Harmony, which draws inspiration from Javanese local culture that respects everyone by living side by side together in creating synergy and finding harmony.
“Along the way, the enthusiasm of locals who cheered gave us energy. I didn’t feel exhausted throughout the run, I really enjoyed it and was able to focus until the finish line. The cheering locals are incredible, despite the sunny weather,” said Judhi, about last year’s Borobudur Marathon event.
Borobudur Marathon 2019 ballot registration opens on May 1, 2019 and closes on May 31, 2019 at 11.59 pm (Jakarta time), runners can register via borobudurmarathon.com. Borobudur Marathon 2019 is open for Indonesian and international runners.
“Very enthusiastic locals with traditional dances and songs. Not to forget is the treats from locals like warm tea, snacks and fruits from their own backyard. Endless thanks to them, I could finish the run because of that,” said Igung Putu, about what makes Borobudur Marathon such an unforgettable event.
Runners can also register for Borobudur Marathon 2019 through official travel agents and Fast Runners Qualifying. Fast Runners Qualifying allows runners with qualified finish time to secure their slots at Borobudur Marathon 2019. The registration for Fast Runners Qualifying was already closed on May 15, 2019 with the result announced on May 19-20, 2019. However, interested runners can still apply through ballot that will be closed on May 31, 2019.
- Competition name: Borobudur Marathon 2019
- Competition catchphrase: Synergy and Harmony — Run in Diversity —
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