Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Press Release: Jakarta Marathon 2013 – Festival City Marathon

Paris, April 4, 2013 -Indonesia as one of the most beautiful tropical archipelago in the world, with Bali as one of the famous island and Jakarta as the capital city was choosen to be the first city destination in Asia according to Trip Advisor Survey in 2012.

Jakarta, which will be celebrating its 484 years, inherited the most beautiful historical landmark of the Dutch colonial era. Greater Jakarta with a population over 28 million people, diffused over 300 ethnicity with different dialects, languages and religions, live in peace and harmony for centuries.

The Republic Indonesia Vice Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mr. Sapta Nirwandar said;
“The Indonesia government will continue to develop Sport Tourism which aim to increase the number of travelers, among other things with organizing an International Marathon which is equal to other world marathon event. This international-scale marathon that Indonesia will be having is a long-term planning.”

This event will be managed by Inspiro as the appointed promoter and organizer of The Jakarta Marathon. As what The Jakarta City Governor Mr. Joko Widodo said; “Jakarta welcomes the very first Jakarta Marathon which will become an annual event of Jakarta and Indonesia. We expected that foreign visitors will increase each year. At The Jakarta Marathon there will be also various art and culture festival from all over Indonesia.”

Mr. Joko Widodo also said; “Jakarta Marathon route will passing through some famous tourism landmark in Jakarta, such as the National Monument or Monas, Istiqlal Mosque which opposite Cathedral Church, the Old Town Area and Hotel Indonesia Roundabout.”

The Indonesia Athletics Federation or PASI and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O) has been appointed as the two most important partners for The Jakarta Marathon. By under their belts, this international event will be a succesful event just like other major marathon in the world.

Indonesia participation at the Marathon de Paris 2013 is meant to be as an observation on how to run an excellent marathon event and its design, mechanism, method and management structure. And also to invite world’s elite runners and international community to participate on the upcoming Jakarta Marathon which will be held on October 27, 2013

There are six categories at the Jakarta Marathon; they are Full Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K, Wheelchair and Children’s Sprint. For registration, please visit Jakarta Marathon official website: www.thejakartamarathon.com


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