History Of Jakarta Marathon
Jakarta Marathon was held for the first time on 27 October 2013, together initiated by Mr. Joko Widodo (was The Governor of Jakarta Province period 2012-2014 & President of Indonesia (2015-2019) and Mr. Sapta Nirwandar (was Vice Minister of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of The Republic of Indonesia period 2009-2014).
From the beginning Jakarta Marathon has promoted and organized by INSPIRO and has been consistently organised every end of October.
This Largest Road Race City Marathon in Indonesia always participated by more than 15,000 (now) runners from more than 50 counries including world elite runners from Kenya, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, and Australia.
Every year, there are 5 (five) race categories: Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K and Maratoonz (sprint for the children) which took place in the iconic city landmark of National Monument (MONAS) then move to National Stadium GBK (Gelora Bung Karno).
The Routes is Certified by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) with elevation level 0 m/km.
The Winner Cash Prizes of all Categories provided approximately IDR 1,500,000,000 (equal to US$ 110,000).
Despite of various challenges, Jakarta Marathon was a great event to promote Sport Tourism in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. The run course of the marathon is covering Jakarta’s city landmarks, such as Old Town/Kota Tua, Pasar Baru, Jakarta Cathedral Church, Istiqlal Mosque, Farmer’s Statue, and GBK Stadium.
The event also be enlivened with Festival and live music performances whereby at several spots in the course, runners and spectators would be pampered with entertainment stages presenting lively Indonesian traditional arts and culture performances and also festive and splendid contemporary pop arts.
Jakarta Marathon Expo always be held 3 days prior to Jakarta Marathon to cater the entire Jakarta Marathon runners & open for Public.