Returning for its 4th edition this year, the annual sport tourism event the BII Maybank Bali Marathon will again turn the streets of Gianyar Regency on the enchanting island of Bali into a massive running track on 30th August 2015.
As always, the race will feature three categories: the Full Marathon (42.195Km), Half Marathon (21.097Km), and 10K.
Considering the huge rise in attendance since the inaugural event in 2012, the organizers plan to limit the number of participants this year. “In the first year of the event, we had 2,000 runners from 43 countries taking part in the event. The second year (2013) we had more than 3,000 participants from 46 countries, and last year, we had more than 4,000 participants; so this year, we’ve decided to put a limit on the number of participants” explained Taswin Zakaria, President Director of BII at a press conference held on 12th March 2015 as reported by thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com.
“We expect to see maximum of 5,000 runners only. We’ve learned this is the ideal number to maintain the event’s quality and participants’ comfort. It will be first come, first served”, he added.
Entry fees will be announced ahead of the registration, which opens on April 18. Of the total quota of 5,000 places, 1,500 will be allocated for the 10K event of the marathon, usually popular with Indonesian runners.
Last year, Kennedy Kiproo Lilan and Elizabeth Jeruiyot Chemwen from Kenya took the top prize of USid="mce_marker"7,500 each in the men’s and women’s categories of the full marathon.
As in previous years, there will also be corporate social responsibility programs held on the sidelines of the marathon. “The program is aimed to help develop communities in Bali, most importantly to improve local people’s health and education in Gianyar as the host city. This has been our signature program and the company’s obligation since the event was first staged there. I hope we see good feedback for BII through this” said Taswin.
More Information available at: http://www.balimarathon.com/