For almost two years into the pandemic, a lot of questions were being asked about offline events, including running races. If you look at the bright side, this situation encourages us to innovate and improvise in real life. That is why Bank Jateng and Harian Kompas join hands together to hold Bank Jateng Tilik Candi 2021 as one of the races from Borobudur Marathon 2021 series.

Bank Jateng Tilik Candi itself is a newly created program in Borobudur Marathon 2021. It is the first offline race event during the pandemic in Indonesia, which is open to the public and set to be held under strict health protocols. The offline race event will be held on Saturday, 28 November 2021 and it only has one category, Half Marathon (21.1 KM).

Looking at last year’s Borobudur Marathon Elite Race, Bank Jateng and Harian Kompas had an initiative to replicate the race’s scheme and incorporate it into their offline events this year, starting from the Borobudur Marathon Menyapa Jateng pre-event until the Borobudur Marathon Elite Race 2021. During the Borobudur Marathon Menyapa Jateng a while ago, all participants and committees should present their COVID-19 vaccination card (at least first dose) and a negative COVID-19 test result.

Undoubtedly, the terms mentioned above are just a part of a bigger health protocol that will be implemented during Bank Jateng Tilik Candi 2021. Just like the elite race, all Bank Jateng Tilik Candi 2021 participants must stay inside a quarantine bubble during the race weekend. They will be tested regularly before, during, and after the event (before leaving Magelang). According to the Borobudur Marathon medical team, Dr. Wawan Budisusilo, the committee is well-aware of issues concerning health, therefore they are making sure that this year they put extra effort on maintaining the said protocols, such as limiting the number of people on the race venue (Borobudur Temple) to avoid crowds.

Bank Jateng Tilik Candi 2021 itself limits the participants to only 128 people not without any reason, but to provide convenience and safety for the participants.

This fee is Bank Jateng Tilik Candi 2021’s race package that includes:

  • One entry for the half marathon category
  • Multiple COVID-19 tests as mentioned before
  • Jersey, BIB, and finisher’s medal
  • Accomodation, transportation (from hotel to race venue)
  • One entry to watch Borobudur Marathon Elite Race 2021 live

More information on Bank Jateng Tilik Candi 2021 can be found here.

Although holding offline events haven’t seemed to fully recover yet, Bank Jateng Tilik Candi 2021 shines a ray of hope. By continuously maintaining health protocol and realizing the spirit of moving forward together, we can advance into better, meaningful, and sustainable changes.