The Jakarta International 10K event has entered its 15 years. First held in 2004, this running race always attracts people to participate. Jakarta International 10K is a run race initiated by the Jakarta City Government through the Office of Youth and Sports of DKI Jakarta Province (Dispora) which is fully supported by Nestle Milo as the main sponsor as it is in line with the goal of socializing a healthy and active lifestyle to the people of Indonesia.
In was once a free race. The crowds were amazing. But now participants must pay from Rp 50,000 for the student category, Rp 100,000 for 5K, Rp 150,000 for 10K and Family Run 1,7K.
However, though already became a paid event, Jakarta International 10K was still crowded. Since the morning on Sunday, July 15, 2018, the Epicentrum area in Kuningan, South Jakarta, which became the start and finish of this race, was crowded with participants estimated more than 15,000 people.
Down the Streets
At 06.00 AM, the event which has become an annual agenda was started off by Vice Governor of DKI Jakarta Sandiaga Uno accompanied by President Director of PT Nestle Indonesia Dharnesh Gordhon, Jakarta Provincial Secretary Saefullah, and Head of Jakarta Youth and Sport Agency (DISPORA) Ratiyono.
The route of the 10K category started from Epicentrum down to H.R. Rasuna Said Street headed towards Mampang, then turned back at Kuningan red light to return to H.R. Rasuna Said Street heading towards Taman Menteng. Then down the bridge to walk the streets of Menteng, then back to Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said and then finished at Epicentrum.
Every finisher got a medal. For the first 2000 finisher was entitled to a gold medal, and the rest got a silver medal. Meanwhile the champions were showered with a total prize worth more than 520 million rupiah.
Kenyans won the international men’s and women’s category. David Kibet won men’s category with a time of 29 minutes 51 seconds, while in the category of women, the first podium was grabbed by Peninah Kigen with a time of 35 minutes 11 seconds. “My achievement this year is already in line with the target. can reach the finish line in 29 minutes,” said Kibet after the race.
“I had three months preparing for this race to bring me become the champion after last year could only reach the sixth rank. Hopefully next year I can win again here to defend my title,” he added.
Arriving at the finish area the participants were spoiled by a cold glass of Milo. Sweet taste with the right dosage is very effective to relieve thirst. No wonder the queue was long enough but orderly so many participants went back and forth to have a glass of Milo. “It always tastes better than making by your own,” said Jashinta Maria Felycia, a participant from Jakarta who really enjoyed running 10 kilometers because the weather was good.
The committee also provides booths for the running communities. There were 12 communities which have opportunities to introduce their activities to the running audience. There were Couchsurfing Runners Indonesia, Jakarta Running, Lelarian Sana Sini (Running Everywhere), EJR (Extraordinary Jakarta Runners), TCR (Tangerang Crazy Runners), Freeletics Tangerang, Banteng Runners, Ciputat Runners, Waste4Change, JakB, KRunners and Obler.
Various games were held to attract people to their booths. As performed by Couchsurfing Runners Indonesia.The community which has the tagline “We travel we run” challenged participants to recall geography lessons with questions about cities and countries. At the booth they displayed a world map showing the activities of CS Runners Indonesia running in the countries they visit.
Couchsurfing is an international traveler network with members spread across 246 countries including Indonesia. Through the couchsurfing community every member who is traveling can visit each other in different cities and countries around the world.
Values of Life
The Jakarta International 10K event that has been running for fifteen years should be appreciated. Running for achievement, running for self-health, or running for the sake of existence, all legitimate. There is social media for those who want to exist. But social media can also be an appropriate means to spread achievement and positive solicitation.
Through this race, citizens of Jakarta are invited to keep active and exercise, because sport is believed to be the best teacher who teaches life values such as confidence, unyielding, teamwork and sportsmanship.
List of Winners:
10K Open International Men
- David Kibet (Kenya) 29.51
- Tariku Abera (Ethiopia) 29.57
- Gilbert Ngenoh (Kenya) 29.59
10K Open International Women
- Peninah Kigen (Kenya) 35.11
- Rosemary Mumo (Kenya) 35.11
- Monica Watetu Ndiritu (Kenya) 35.13
10K Indonesian Only Men
- Ridwan 31.37
- Nurshodiq 32.05
- Wiryawan Jaya S 32.19
10K Indonesian Only Women
- Odekta Elvina Naibaho 37.03
- Afriana Paijo 37.34
- Yulianingsih 38.19
10K Student Boys
- Rezcan Mass 34.14
- Yusman Sandhy 35.47
- Agung Januar 36.22
10K Student Girls
- Rieke Febrianti 41.24
- Nani Dwi Purwati 42.46
- Melly Milenia Halfsari 43.22
- Febtri Putrazega 17.06
- Sugeng Sutresno 17.18
- Sobari Herdiana 19.11
- Anjasari Dewi 20.05
- Vera Febrianti 20.35
- Carla Felany 24.08