It is very clear that Gianyar via Highway Ida Bagus Mantra will be exposed and chosen for next Bali Marathon 2015.
Many reasons to conduct this event on this area among others :
– Traffict can be not be jammed – highway Ida Bagus Mantra able to handle this with allocation of traffic to other road during this event only. Besides, Sunday normally is less traffic.
– Investor will attract more and more this area to put money in related any international event.
– Investor will attract more and more to invest on accommodation and related to this supporting facilities such as amusement center, Healing treatment, Convention center, Retirement Residence, Shopping center, Golfing, International Hospital, Surfer lodge, Family recreation, Water park Recreation, Culinary cafe.
– The venue is very accessible and easy to reach from Sanur/Denpasar, Ubud, Seminyak,Pecatu, Ungasan, Nusa Dua, Canggu, International Ngurah Rai airport, Karangasem, Klungkung and other part of Bali. It is coused by Highway Ida Bagus Mantra, Sun Set Road and Ngurah Rai linked via Bali Mandara Toll.
– Villa, hotel and other accommodation are available on this nearby event and more and more new hotel are being built.
– Land price and property is also relatively affordable and very luring for investors
Here is information last year event reported by The Jakarta Post :
More than 4,400 runners from 49 countries participated in the annual BII Maybank Bali Marathon 2014, which took place on Sunday at the Bali Safari and Marine Park in Gianyar.
With the theme, “Pushing the Limit”, the 42,195-kilometer marathon offered four open categories: a full marathon, half marathon, 10-km run and a children’s sprint. A separate category for the disabled was also available with a 5-km wheelchair race.
Starting and finishing at the Bali Marine and Safari Park, the marathon’s route traversed the countryside in Gianyar regency – going through Jl. Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Keramas and Medahan districts as well as Saba Belaga, Bona and Abianbase districts for the half marathon, and Guwang, Sukawati and Blahbatuh districts for the full marathon, which got under way at 5 a.m.
A number of local school students wearing colorful outfits cheered on the runners along the course. Several local village communities also took part by setting up stages and providing drinks for the participants.
International runners from Kenya dominated the podium in all three open categories.
Kennedy Kiproo Lilan completed a hat-trick at the event, winning the men’s full marathon for the third consecutive year in a time of 02:18:52, one second slower than his time last year.
The women’s full marathon was also dominated by Kenyans, with last year’s runner-up, Elizabeth Jeruiyot Chemwen, finishing first with a time of 02:47:35.
Both Lilan and Chemwen received winners’ cash prizes of US$17,500.
The BII Maybank Bali Marathon was recently recognized by the United States’ Boston Marathon, with the full marathon in Gianyar being incorporated into the Boston Marathon’s official directory.
This means that runners who achieve a certain time in the Bali Marathon are eligible to enter the 2015 Boston Marathon.
The event also offered a great opportunity to promote Gianyar as one of Bali’s top destinations.
“Bali has a good environment. I’m very happy to meet the people in Bali. This event is well organized as well,” said Chemwen, adding that she would definitely be running the Bali Marathon again next year.