- The Borobudur Marathon 2023, Powered by Bank Jateng, took place in the Borobudur Temple area, Magelang, Central Java, on Sunday, November 19, 2023.
- The Borobudur Marathon 2023 has had a positive economic impact on the Magelang community and its surroundings.
The Borobudur Marathon 2023, Powered by Bank Jateng, was successfully held in the Borobudur Temple area, Magelang, Central Java, on Sunday, November 19, 2023. A total of 10,000 runners participated in the event, which was organized through a collaboration between the Provincial Government of Central Java, Bank Jateng, Harian Kompas, and the Borobudur Marathon Foundation.
Participants were divided into three categories: 10K, half marathon, and marathon.
A number of international runners added excitement to the Borobudur Marathon 2023 Powered by Bank Jateng. Likewise, several national long-distance runners, including Agus Prayogo, Betmen Manurung, Odekta Naibaho, and Pretty Sihite, also participated in the race. The competition also featured a group of young runners aged 15-18, who are part of the Bank Jateng Young Talent, covering a distance of 10 km.
Present at the press conference for the implementation of the Borobudur Marathon 2023 Powered by Bank Jateng were, among others, Acting Governor of Central Java Nana Sudjana, Deputy Chief Editor of Harian Kompas Budiman Tanuredjo, and Acting President Director of Bank Jateng Irianto Harko Saputro.
Acting Governor of Central Java, Nana Sudjana, expressed appreciation for the successful organization of the Borobudur Marathon 2023 Powered by Bank Jateng. He stated that Magelang is ready to welcome the next Borobudur Marathon event.
Nana Sudjana expressed his hope that the Borobudur Marathon event will continue to grow and improve in the following years. He wishes for an increased number of participants, more international runners becoming aware and joining the race in Magelang. He stated, “And we, in Magelang, are ready to welcome the runners who will come to participate in the Borobudur Marathon!”.
Deputy Chief Editor of Harian Kompas, Budiman Tanuredjo, assessed that the organization of the Borobudur Marathon 2023 Powered by Bank Jateng went well, and participants were able to enjoy the event.
Similarly, Acting President Director of Bank Jateng, Irianto Harko Saputro, expressed a similar sentiment. “You can see from the enthusiasm of the runners who came to Magelang to participate in the Borobudur Marathon 2023, the entire local community turning out to cheer on the runners, from accommodations such as hotels and homestays filled with runners, to other efforts enjoyed by the runners. Certainly, the Borobudur Marathon 2023 Powered by Bank Jateng has a positive impact on its surroundings,” said Irianto.
The success of the Borobudur Marathon 2023 Powered by Bank Jateng can be seen, among other things, in the number of participants, which is similar to the pre-Covid-19 period. Carrying the theme “Voice of Unity,” the vibrancy of this event is not only felt by the runners but also by the people of Magelang and its surroundings. Several activities held as part of and to enhance the Borobudur Marathon 2023 Powered by Bank Jateng have added liveliness to Magelang and the Borobudur Temple area.
This event can be watched live on Kompas TV. Live coverage can also be followed through the Instagram Story of Borobudur Marathon.