Borobudur Marathon 2017
Borobudur Temple in Magelang Regency, in the Central Java Province will again become the focus of attention when runners from across the world gather at this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage monument to participate in Borobudur Marathon 2017.
Held on 19th November 2017, the sporting event carries the theme "Reborn Harmony", presented by the Province of Central Java in collaboration with Bank Jateng and Kompas Newspaper. "Reborn Harmony" is aimed to attract runners not just to participate in this long-range run but moreso to enjoy Borobudur as a world class destination. 10,000 runners from Indonesia and other parts of the world will be competing in the categories of 10Km, 21Km (half Marathon), and 42Km (Full Marathon). The Organizing Committee explained that this year's number of participants will be limited to 10,000 only to ensure that everyone will be able to enjoy the event in comfort. "We want to give the ultimate satisfaction to all participants so they can engage both in sport as well as in the tourist attractions. Therefore, comfort is something that we take very seriously" said Vice Governor of Central Java, Heru Sudjatmiko, adding that although the number of participants will be limited, there will be more attractions and events for participants to enjoy.