Borobudur Marathon 2019 Powered by Bank Jateng, organised by the Central Java Provincial Government in collaboration with Kompas Daily Newspaper, has successfully concluded its third edition in Lumbini Park, Borobudur Temple Area, Magelang, Indonesia, on 17 November 2019.
Centred around the theme of The spirit of Synergy and Harmony this year, the event brought 41,000 visitors over the weekend from 15-17 November through a series of events, from the Race Pack Collection, Harmony Market, Friendship Run, to the main Marathon event.
Race Pack Collection
At the Race Pack Collection from 15-16 November held at Grand Artos Hotel & Convention, Magelang, the venue was spread across the 4 main areas:
1. Race Pack Collection Area
– where participants collect their Event Goodies Bag and Running Bib
2. Race Expo
– where the event organisers, sponsors and partners engage and interact with participants
3. Official Merchandise Area
– where the participants get to bring home merchandise to complement their experience and achievement at the event
4. Pasar Harmoni
– a food market where the participants satisfy their taste buds with the traditional Javanese culinary
On 16 November 2019, participants of the Friendship Run were brought to the Pawon Temple Area for a 3km run to soak in the cultural atmosphere and at the same time prepare for the main event day.
As with the Race Expo, participants were also treated with the tasty delights after their run.
Main Event Day
10,366 participants from 35 countries, including Indonesia, over three categories: Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km, were presented with a variety of nature, cultural art attractions and lively cheers along the routes by the villagers around Borobudur Temple.
Finishers and supporters of the event ended the main event day with more food from the Pasar Harmoni as well as some live band performance.
Prizes were awarded to the following winners:
Below are some of the winners and their winning times:
|1||GEOFFREY KIPROTICH BIRGEN||2:19:35||Kenya|
|3||ROBERT WAMBUA MBITHI||2:24:08||Kenya|
|2||MUHAMMAD ADY SAPUTRA .||2:39:54||Indonesia|
|2||MERI M PAIJO||3:15:37||Indonesia|
|1||JOHN MUIRURI MBURU .||1:04:58||Kenya|
|2||NGARE JOSEPH MWANGI||1:06:20||Kenya|
|3||CHARLES MUNYUA NJOKI||1:08:08||Kenya|
|1||ESTHER WAMBUI KARIMI||1:15:27||Kenya|
|3||BUNDOTICH PAMELA C||1:23:34||Kenya|
Post Event Cultural Tour
After the marathon weekend, participants had the option to sign up for a 1-Day Cultural Tour to further surround themselves with nature and genuine Javanese culture, and to make memorable connections with the locals.
About Borobudur Marathon 2019
Borobudur Marathon 2019, the biggest running race event that held in Central Java brought to you by Government of Central Java in collaboration with Kompas Daily Newspaper and Bank Jateng which aims to increase the value of tourism and the economy of Central Java Province, especially Magelang through sustainable sports tourism.
Certified Race Courses
Borobudur Marathon 2019 is one of the race events in Indonesia where race courses are certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
In addition, Borobudur Marathon 2019 has also become one of the biggest competitions in Indonesia where master athletes (40 years and above) qualify for the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championship. Participants in a AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group Ranking qualifying race will earn points based on age, time and gender.