JAKARTA MARATHON 2013
Jakarta held its very first official International Marathon, promoted and organized by Inspiro and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of The Republic of Indonesia and Jakarta City Government on October 27th 2013. The Jakarta Marathon 2013 offered a total prize of IDR 2.5 billion presented by Dept. of Sport and Youth Jakarta City Government and was participated in by more than ten thousand runners from all over the world, including world elite runners from Kenya, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, and Australia. Runners from 50 countries hit the streets to run in one of the five race categories: Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K and Maratoonz (sprint for the children) will have its Start & Finish point at National Monument (MONAS). Despite challenges, it was a great event for sports promotion in the Indonesian capital. The run course of the marathon covered Jakarta’s city landmarks, such as Kota Tua, Pasar Baru, Jakarta Cathedral and Istiqlal Mosque, Bundaran HI, Pancoran Statue, and GBK Stadium. A great point of view and unique opportunity to see the beauties of Indonesia’s capital city. The Jakarta Marathon has received certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) with elevation level 0 m/km which is valid for 5 years from 2013. The event will also be enlivened with Festival and Live Music Performances. At several spots in the course, runners and spectators will be pampered with entertainment stages presenting lively Indonesian traditional arts and culture performances and also festive and splendid contemporary pop arts.