Eco Run MAPUR Island 2017: Run 5K - Conserve Marine Biodiversity

8 May 2017

Sea lovers, this is your chance to sail to a remote island, run across natural tracks through pristine forests, and conserve nature's marine biodiversity on Mapur island, in the Riau archipelago.


Photo source : www.ecorunmapur.com

The Eco Run Mapur Island 2017 ecotourism event will take place on 13th and 14th May with an overnight stay in Homestays on Mapur, promising lots of activities and great fun on the beach.

Starting from Bakau Bay on Bintan island (please re-check departure point), participants will be taken by boat to Mapur Island, east of Bintan, into the South China Sea. On this island you will explore the beauty of Mapur, run the 5K championship across the island's forests, then the next morning join the release of cute turtle hatchlings on the beach, plant coral reefs and watch the breathtaking underwater scene around.


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By participating in this event, you will have actively contributed to the marine conservation biodiversity in Indonesia, and the development of community based marine tourism, which makes Eco Run Mapur Island 2017 an exemplary unique event compared to other sports events.

Participation is open to all nationalities, aged between 17 to 40 years in good physical health. The run will have two categories: the Men's and Women's championships. Five Male and Female champions clocking the fastest time will receive medals and a combined total cash prize of 30 million rupiahs.


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To participate in the Eco Run Mapur Island, simply log on to http://ecorunmapur.com. Registration fee is Rp 500,000. Registration will close on 10th May, but best register early, since pariticipation is limited to 200 registrants only.

In the evening there will be a barbecue dinner around a campfire, with typical local Malay traditional performances.

Since 2006, the government has developed Mapur Island as the "Coremap" area,focusing on coral reef research.

Mapur Island covers a 4,400 meters square area with the number of population around 267 households. To the north, the sea faces the South China Sea and Malaysia. To the south, it faces Mt. Kijang on Bintan, in the Riau Island Group.


Photo source : www.ecorunmapur.com

Today, Mapur is already well known to the diving community. This pristine and quiet island has white sandy beaches, amazingly clear waters and beautiful coral reefs for snorkeling. It takes quite a long day trip to get there but the journey is definitely worth it.

Up to this moment, the Eco Run committee together with the local youth organization of Mapur village are hand in hand clearing the trekking area, starting from the beach into the wild forest and back to the beach as Finish line.

ECO RUN MAPUR ISLAND 2017 is expected to be one of the best sport tourism events of the year, focusing on Forests and Marine Conservation in Indonesia.

So be there!


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