For those of you who are citizens of Central Java, you must be familiar with the Borobudur Marathon 2020 event. The event which is recently held almost every year is a prestigious event of international standard. Isn’t it cool?
In this article, we will explore a seasonal activity that will soon take place in Central Java. Precisely in Borobudur, which is still one of the favorite destinations for travelers, soon there will be an interesting event being held in this special place, namely the Borobudur Marathon 2020.
Borobudur Marathon 2020 which is better known as a running competition held in Magelang. This event takes place from 15-30 November 2020. One of the activities of the Borobudur Marathon 2020 is a running competition that can be participated by all Indonesian citizens (WNI) and foreigners (WNA) who are 17 years old. Indonesian citizens and foreigners have the same opportunity to participate in this activity.
For those of you who really like running, Borobudur Marathon 2020 can really be a place for you to hone your skills in the athletic field. This event is also attended annually by elite runners. However, this time the Borobudur Marathon 2020 is different from previous years.
Running activities that were previously held in the Borobudur area, but now those of you who are running competition participants will later run in their respective areas using a tracker application that is connected to the Borobudur Marathon system. Each participant can only be connected to 1 tracker. This activity is called the Borobudur Marathon Virtual Challenge 2020. So, this activity is a combination of virtual run and elite run.
As for elite runners, they still run around Borobudur. The elite runners who were invited to the 2020 Borobudur Marathon Virtual Challenge were only around 30-50 people who were chosen as a recommendation from the Indonesian Athletics Association (PASI). This is to prevent crowds that have the opportunity to be infected with Covid-19.
All participants who take part in the Borobudur Marathon Virtual Challenge 2020 race, both elite and non-elite runners, will run with the looping concept. Even though they are on different tracks, they still have to follow the rules set by the Borobudur Marathon 2020 committee.
Registration to take part in the Borobudur Marathon Virtual Challenge 2020 is free of charge or free. So, be careful for those of you who want to register to take part in the race but instead are told to pay!
So, what about the categories held by the 2020 Borobudur Marathon Virtual Challenge? So, the Borobudur Marathon Virtual Challenge 2020 has 4 categories, namely Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, Friendship Run. Each category has its own rules that the participants must obey.
In the Marathon category, participants are only allowed to do a maximum of 4 activities. Half Marathon category, participants can only do a maximum of 3 activities. Then the 10K or 10 Kilometer category, participants are allowed to do the activity 2 times. While the Friendship Run category, participants are only allowed to do the activity once. Just choose which category you want.
Borobudur Marathon Virtual Challenge 2020 participants who successfully run to the finish line will get the right of a finisher which will be sent to their respective home addresses after the event is over.
Apart from running competitions, the Borobudur Marathon 2020 event also has an activity called Spedia. Spedia is an activity to greet and socialize to the people of Magelang by way of cycling which is held around Borobudur Temple. Not only the community, Spain was also attended by the Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo, accompanied by the Managing Director of Bank Jateng, Supriyatno, and the Chairman of the Borobudur Foundation, Liem Chi An.
Spedia was held on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Apart from greeting and socializing with residents, Spedia was also held in preparation for welcoming the elite Borobudur Marathon 2020 runners.
One of the goals of holding the 2020 Borobudur Marathon is to provide a different experience for runners, especially tourists, so they can get around to enjoying the beauty of Magelang City.
Pandemic does not mean to be a shield for us to do creativity. Neither does it separate us from our desire to be healthy. The Borobudur Marathon 2020 will be a concrete example of social activities that have succeeded in building enthusiasm for continuing to exercise during a pandemic.