The enchanting island of Bintan in the Riau Islands Province will be swarmed with runners as the Bintan Marathon 2014 takes place on 7th December 2014 along the scenic Trikora Beach at the northeastern coast of the island.
All are invited to join, from children of minimum 11 years of age, to highschool students and adults. Bintan Marathon is open to both Indonesians, as well as foreign participants who are required to show passport or KITAS identity card.
Organized by the Bintan Regency, the race will be divided into 4 categories: a Full Marathon (42km) for men general runners, Half Marathon (21km) for women general runners, 10k for students and general runners, and 5k for highschool students and general runners. The race will start in front of the iconic building of the Culture and Tourism of Bintan Regency at Jalan Pantai Trikora Street km 36, Teluk Bakai and follows the route along Trikora Beach passing Hotel Agro, Bintan Trikora Beach Resort, and Bintan Cabana Beach Resort marking the 5 K , 10k and 21 k distances before turning back to reach the Finish line at the Office of Culture and Tourism building.
Registration fee for 5 K is Free; for 10K is Rp. 50,000 ; for 21 K is Rp. 100,000 and for the 42 K is Ro, 150,000.
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Trikora Beach is a popular scenic long stretch of white sand beach that offers opportunities for all kinds of watersports and for fishing further out to sea. Visit kelongs, typical houses on stilts, and enjoy delicious seafood.
Over 3000 athletes and general runners are expected to participate in the event which offers the total cash prize of IDR250, 000,000. Participants are expected to be ready at the Start line at 06.00 a.m West Indonesia Time, while flag off will be divided according to categories.
Combining sport and tourism, the event is intended to further promote Bintan Island as a favorite tourist destination and increase the number of both national and international tourist arrivals to the island.
Bintan is the largest island in the Riau Archipelago, which comprises almost 3,000 large and small islands, immediately across Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The islands stretch from the Straits of Malacca all the way to the South China Sea. The town of Tanjung Pinang is the capital of this province, located on the south western shore of Bintan.
Bintan’s chief tourist attraction today is Bintan Resorts (www.bintan-resorts.com), a spectacular beach holiday destination in the north of the island, covering 23,000 hectares along the entire sandy white coast that faces the South China Sea. The island itself also has interesting historic remains in Tanjung Pinang and Penyengat, and offers plenty of opportunities for snorkeling, adventure and ecotours for schools and family, but is also ideal for relaxation and wellness.
For more information and on line registration log on to : http://www.bintanmarathon.com