The City Government of Makassar, South Sulawesi will be held its first Semi Marathon; “Makassar Semi Marathon 2013”. This International scale running event will be held in December 8th, 2013 with distance category; 21.0975 km, 10 km and 5 km (general and student). Held to commemorate Makassar’s 406th anniversary, the event was also used to promote Makassar as a tourism destination for both foreign and domestic visitors. The event attracted some 3,800 runners, including 54 runners from 11 countries such as Australia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore and the US. Domestic runners came not only from the provincial capital of Makassar and other regions in South Sulawesi but also from other cities such as Bandung, Jakarta and Surabaya.

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