The magnificent Borobudur Temple in Magelang, 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 when the Borobudur International Marathon is staged on 20th November 2016.
Extending the program significantly compared to previous editions, this year thousands of international and national runners will not only compete in the 10K and Half Marathon (21Km) distances but also for the Full Marathon (42Km) and Ultra Marathon (116Km) distances. There will also be a 3Km special Ambassador & Celebrity Run Category that will be participated by a number of ambassadors and Indonesia’s top celebrities.The start and finish line will be drawn at the Lumbini Garden, by the Borobudur Temple, except for the Ultra Marathon category which will start from the Train Museum in Ambarawa.
Expected to involve participation of no less than 20,000 running enthusiasts, the Borobudur International Marathon 2016 offers a total cash prize of IDR4 Billion. Highlighting the international marathon, a series of pre-events will also take place around Borobudur, namely the Central Java Borobudur Adventure Off Road on the 11th to 13th November, the Borobudur Jazz Festival on 19th November, and BTN Tour de Borobudur Cycling Event on 19th to 20th November.
The Borobudur temple is the world’s largest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered as one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India's influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian.
Located on the island of Java, the temple sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. It covers a huge area, measuring 123 x 123 meters.
The monument is a marvel of design, decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The architecture and stonework of this temple have no equal.
More Information is available at: http://borobudurmarathon.id/