Maybank Marathon returns this August, 28 in Gianyar Bali. This has officially announced by PT Bank Maybank Indonesia, Tbk.
This year Maybank Indonesia will provide the original and favourite course for the run, which features the beautiful natural scenery of Gianyar and the friendliness of its residents.
Additionally, Race Pack Collection Day, a separate event catered to runners, will take place on Aug. 26-27 in Bhagawan Park, Benoa, Bali. The announcement of the Maybank Marathon 2022 was delivered by the president director of Maybank Indonesia, Taswin Zakaria, at the lender’s head office in Senayan, South Jakarta.
He was accompanied by the main partner of the executive board of the All-Indonesia Athletics Association (PB PASI), represented by secretary-general Tigor Tanjung and the Indonesian runners’ community. “With pride and pleasure, today we announce the reorganization of the Elite Label Road Race Maybank Marathon in Bali. Since it was first introduced in 2012, the Maybank Marathon is the first and only marathon event in the country that has consistently obtained certification from the World Athletics Body, World Athletics [formerly IAAF], Association of International Marathons and Distance Races [AIMS] and PB PASI. And since 2020 the Maybank Marathon has held the title Elite Label from World Athletics.
In its journey, the Maybank Marathon has also become a qualifying event for the National Games [PON] and also the Boston Marathon,” said Taswin. It is the only marathon in the country that is included in the World Athletics 1 calendar and AIMS. It has also entered the list of 175 qualifying events for the World Championship Abbott World Marathon Major (Abbott WMM) Wanda Age Group World Rankings and has entered the official race directory of the Boston Marathon. “The Maybank Marathon event in 2022 is expected to raise the spirits of running enthusiasts who have long been waiting for the challenge of running in the open, especially in Bali, as well as being one of the efforts to reactivate the implementation of outdoor sports events in Indonesia,” said Taswin.
He is confident that Bali has the ability to accommodate runners from all over the world, which will further promote economic recovery, especially in tourism. “We will prepare adequate infrastructure and ensure that comfort and safety factors are maintained to support the smooth implementation of the Maybank Marathon, as in previous years,” added Maybank Marathon project director Widya Permana. In addition to infrastructure preparations, Maybank Indonesia will provide training and educational activities for runners prior to the event. It will include a running clinic, Sunday morning runs, as well as training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and life support.
As in the past, a fun part of the festivities is “Race Pack Collection Day,” which takes place at Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa in Bali on 26-27 August.
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The Maybank Marathon is the only marathon event in Indonesia that, from its inauguration, has possessed certification from World Athletic (formerly the International Association of Athletics Federations or IAAF). Since 2020, the Maybank Event in Bali was elevated to the status of an “Elite Label” event by World Athletic. The Maybank Marathon in Bali is the only marathon event in Indonesia listed as a major “road running event” on the calendars of World Athletics and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
The announcement launching the Maybank Marathon 2022 in Bali was made by the President Director of Maybank Indonesia, Taswin Zakaria, at the Maybank headquarters in Senayan, Jakarta, confirming a partnership with the Indonesian Athletic Association (PB PASI).
The 2022 marathon in Bali will operate over three categories:
- Full Marathon of 42.195 kilometers
- Half-Marathon of 21.1 kilometers
- 10 Kilometer Event
Past events have sold out very quickly. Aspiring registrants are urged to register immediately on 16 April 2022.
Online registration opens online on 16 April 2022 via this link https://www.maybank.co.id/Maybank-Marathon.
The Bali event has received many accolades, including listing as:
- “World’s Must Run Before You Die” by ACTIVE
- “The 52 Best Races on Earth in 2016” by Runner’s World
- “Best Marathon 2016”
- “Best Half-Marathon 2015”
- “The Most Popular Sports Events 2018” from Venue Magazine
The President Director of Maybank, Taswin Zakaria, said: “The Maybank Marathon event in 2022 will awaken the enthusiasm of running sports hobbyists who have long been waiting for the challenge of running in the open, especially in Bali, as well as representing an efforts to reactivate outdoor sporting events in Indonesia.”
Widya Permana, Project Director for Maybank Marathon, said: “We will prepare an infrastructure sufficient to ensure that the factors of comfort and security support the smooth running of the Maybank Marathon, as in previous years.”
“Maybank Indonesia has the vision of elevating the Maybank Marathon to become the icon of world-class sports tourism in Indonesia, especially in Bali. In addition to having infrastructure readiness, Bali can accommodate runners from all over the world. We hope that the Maybank Marathon 2022 event in Bali in August will also impact the economy and encourage the recovery momentum of the Bali tourism industry,” said Taswin.
In the run-up to the Maybank Marathon in Bali, the event organizers will conduct training and education programs as part of the “Road to Maybank Marathon Bali 2022″ held in several larges cities in Indonesia. These programs will include running clinics, Sunday morning runs, and Emergency CPR training and life support.
Once registration opens on 16 April 2022, the cost of participation for the Maybank Marathon Bali 2022:
- Full-Marathon Rp. 900,000
- Half-Marathon Rp. 750,000
- 10-Kilometer Rp, 600,000
- Full-Marathon Rp. 1,500,000
- Half-Marathon Rp. 1,000,000
- 10-Kilometer Rp. 800,000
A 30% discount is available for those downloading and registering using the M2U ID Application or paying with a Mayback Credit Card:
- Full-Marathon Rp. 630,000
- Half-Marathon Rp. 525,000
- 10-Kilometer Rp, 420,000
- Full-Marathon Rp. 1,050,000
- Half-Marathon Rp. 700,000
- 10-Kilometer Rp. 560,000
Likewise, Maybank Marathon Anywhere 2021 participants who have completed the run challenge and purchased merchandise will get early access for Maybank Marathon 2022 registration. The price for participation and terms and conditions are available on Maybank Indonesia’s website. Maybank Marathon has received international recognition, having been acknowledged as one of the “world’s must-run races before you die” by Active, the 52 Best Races on Earth 2016 by Runner’s World, Best Marathon 2016, Best Half-Marathon 2015 and the Most Popular Sports Event 2018 by Venue Magazine.