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Kudus lures 6,000 runners in quest to promote sport tourism

  • Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

Kudus, Central Java   /   Mon, August 26 2019   /  01:26 am
Go big: An estimated 3,300 runners participating in the 5-kilometer category of the Kudus Relay Marathon take off from the starting line at Kudus Town Square on Sunday. The Kudus administration in cooperation with online ticket seller Tiket.com organized the event to introduce sport tourism to the city, which has long been an important trade center in Central Java.(JP/Suherdjoko)(JP/Suherdjoko)

Go big: An estimated 3,300 runners participating in the 5-kilometer category of the Kudus Relay Marathon take off from the starting line at Kudus Town Square on Sunday. The Kudus administration in cooperation with online ticket seller Tiket.com organized the event to introduce sport tourism to the city, which has long been an important trade center in Central Java.(JP/Suherdjoko)In a bid to galvanize its image as a sport tourism hub, Kudus city in Central Java welcomed on Sunday 6,000 runners from all over the country for the Kudus Relay Marathon. Starting from the town square, the participants ran through the city’s main streets and passed by some tourist spots.The runners ran in five categories: relay marathon (42.195 kilometers), half marathon (21.09 km), 10 km, 5 km and a kids fun run. The number of runners increased from last year’s 5,500 people.A relay marathon is a marathon do...