Between 10-15,000 runners are expected to gather in Sanur Beach area of Bali on the morning of Sunday, February 2, 2003, for the start of a 10 kilometer run ending in Kuta Beach.
Organized by the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources and the State Ministry for Culture and Tourism in cooperation with The Indonesian Amateur Athletic Association (PASI), the event has invited top runners from around the world to participate.
Those expected to compete shown together with their best personal times for 10 kilometers include Tegla Loroupe of Kenya (32:29.0); Elena Meyer of South Africa (32:23.0); Leah Malot of Kenya (32:34.0); John Korir of Kenya (28:24.0); Hosea Kogo of Kenya (28:29.3); and Shaun Creighton of Australia (27:31.92).
Sweetening the pie for those participating in the event are packets of generous prize money totaling US$ 10,000 for the best time among the Elite International Runners category; Rp. 15 million (approximately US$1,700) in the Elite National Runners category; Rp. 2 million (approximately US$ 227) in the Public Category; and Rp.1.5 million (approximately US$170) for the best time among student runners.
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