BALI MARATHON 2016
BY MAYBANK INDONESIA
Maybank Indonesia proudly presents Maybank Bali Marathon (MBM). It is an annual international road race event which features a combination of Balinese natural life and traditional art performance. Runners can enjoy the vibrant Balinese culture and stunning landscapes of this extraordinary Indonesian Island while experiencing a serious race with challenging course.
Since 2014, the running event that hosted by Maybank Indonesia has met qualification in the official directory of Boston Marathon that is one of six World Major marathon series (beside Berlin, New York, London, Chicago and Tokyo Marathon). Only runners who have completed certain marathon events with minimum qualifying time as targeted by the committee will be able to register in Boston Marathon.
Maybank Bali Marathon is also acknowledged as one of Remarkable Races You Need to Run Beore You Die according to The Active Times. Under this version, Maybank Bali Marathon stands side by side with other famous marathons in the world including Boston, New York and Great Wall China Marathon. Besides, in polling of RunHood Instagram Magazine, Maybank Bali Marathon achieves Best Marathon 2015, Best Half Marathon 2015 and Best Finisher Medal 2015.
In 2012, the launch of Maybank Bali Marathon was in line with the rebirth of community enthusiasm with running hobby. Maybank Bali Marathon remarked the rebirth of international full marathon held in Indonesia after absence 22 years in Indonesia sport calendar. In 2012, more than 2,000 participants took part in the full marathon (FM) with international standard with a distance of 42.195 kilo meters, half-marathon (HM) with 21.0975 kilo meters, and 10K (10-kilo meters). Participants increased to 3,000 participants in 2013 and 4,500 participants in 2014 and more than 5,000 participants in 2015. There were also participants from overseas, including from Kenya, Ethiopia, Europe, United States of America, Australia and Asia.