After a successful launch last year, the Bali provincial tourist office will once again hold the International Bali 10 K race on August 10, 2008, in the Renon section of downtown Denpasar.
This year's race will also mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Bali's provincial government and the 63rd anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia to be celebrated one week later on August 17th.
More than 10,000 runners are expected to join the event.
Bali's Head of the Provincial Tourism Office, I Gede Nurjaya, has announced that this year's race will also be dedicated to Bali's retiring Governor, Dewa Made Beratha.
The 10 K race which will get underway at pre-sunrise on Sunday, August 10th will begin and end on Jalan Basuki Rachmat in front of the Kantor Keuangan Negara in the area surrounding the Lapangan Puputan Margarana. Athletes will pass Jalan Basuki Rahmat, Jalan Raya Puputan, Jalan Dewi Sartika, Jalan Diponegoro, Jalan Hasanudin, Jalan Udayana, Jalan Surapati, Jalan Hayam Wuruk and then following Jalan Raya Puputan to the finish line.
International Bali 10k Race
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According to Nurjaya, those wishing to join the race can register and pay the Rp. 5,000 (US$0.54) fee at the Kantor Pariwisata Bali
on Jalan S. Parman in Renon.
The actual race will be divided into four categories: an "elite international" grouping, an "elite national"
grouping, a general grouping and a final category for student participants. Attractive merchandise and cash prizes have been prepared for each category of participation.
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