Maybank Marathon returns to Gianyar this August

Stock photo. Photo: Pixabay
Stock photo. Photo: Pixabay

Marathon runners, are you game to get ready, steady, and go? Maybank Bali Marathon is returning to Gianyar in August – marking the event’s return for the first time since the pandemic began. 

First introduced in Bali back in 2012, Maybank Marathon was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, and was held virtually last year.

Scheduled on Aug. 28, Maybank Marathon will start at Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar and will consist of three race categories: full marathon (42.195 kilometers), half-marathon (21.1 kilometers), and the 10K.

“The event […] is expected to reignite the passions among running enthusiasts who have been longing for the challenges of running in nature, especially in Bali,” said Maybank Indonesia CEO Taswin Zakaria. He added, “[The event] is also expected to become one of the efforts to reactivate outdoor sports competitions in Indonesia.”

Taswin also said that Bali has the infrastructure to host runners from all over the world and the event could boost tourism in the pandemic-ridden island.

Maybank Bali Marathon has been recognized as an elite road race marathon by World Athletics (previously known as International Association of Athletics Federations).

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