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Borobudur Marathon 2019 seeks to become major

  • Niken Prathivi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 19 2019   /  01:16 am

The Borobudur Marathon is shooting for the stars as organizers treat the 2019 race as an exercise in being included in the world marathon majors. In the third hosting, which will be run on Nov. 17, the Borobudur Marathon has applied a ballot entry to provide fair treatment for participants given the intense enthusiasm. During the registration window between May 1 and 30 on its official website, borobudurmarathon.com, the organizers have said they received 17,029 registers. The organizers will sort them down to 8,000 for the official slots for the race, which will encompass the beauty of Borobudur Temple, paddy fields and a bamboo forest among its scenic attractions. The deputy chief of Kompas daily, Budiman Tanuredjo, said the organizers would announce the 8,000 runners via email on June 19-25, including further information on payment.“Those who are not selected through ballot entry wi...