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Gede Pangrango Marathon 2016: Jakarta’s Mountain Trails Awaits

by On Feb 27, 2016
Gede Pangrango Marathon: Jakarta's Mountain Trails Awaits

Just two hours from Jakarta, lies the Taman Nasional Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park (TNGGP). There, flora and fauna thrives on the tropical rainforest mountains, including more than 100 species of mammals like the mouse-deer and endangered Javan gibbon, as well as 250 species of birds.

Supported by TNGGP, FOneSport, who specialises in trail events in Indonesia's rich and diverse natural landscape, will be organising the Gede Pangrango Marathon (GPM). Open to all male or female runners aged 18 and above, the trail run will take place on Saturday, 7 May 2016.

A 42 km full marathon, 21 km half marathon and 15 km race will start and finish at Cibodas, a tourist market area.

100 full marathoners will flag off first at 5:00 a.m. In 16 hours and under, they have to tackle mountainous terrain and steep uphill climbs over a 4,000 metre cumulative altitude gain.

Gede Pangrango Marathon: Jakarta's Mountain Trails Awaits

Starting an hour later at 6:00 a.m., 200 half marathoners and 200 15 km runners will take on their respective challenges.

The overall top three male and female champions in each distance category will be awarded prizes.

Joining the GPM will qualify runners for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), dubbed the "World Cup of trail running".

Find out more on the official Gede Pangrango Marathon website.

Looking to explore trail running in South East Asia? Check out these exciting trails in Indonesia before your next trip!

Yuyi is pursuing her studies in communications and communities. Now she relishes in the blend of both entities: communicating ideas to this magazine's community. As the lead news writer, her passion lies in helping people find interesting and timely news through the writing she provides.

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