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Borneo Wildlife Marathon

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This all-inclusive package gives participants a shot at running in one of the most biodiverse rainforests in the world. Mix up your running routines with this incredible route and take in an abundance of wildlife while you do it. Come for the trip of a lifetime and to meet the Orangutans.

How to enter the Borneo Wildlife Marathon

  1. Marathon Tour

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  3. Ultra Marathon

    Run 50km
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Borneo Wildlife Marathon routes

The course travels through very pretty wooded areas, going around Bukit Tangkiling. There is a short section along the main road. There is also a section through the forest at the back of Eco Village.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Domestic airfares Jakarta - Palangka Raya - Jakarta
  • Orangutan Odysseys Expedition Leader (Garry)
  • Accommodation in Jakarta / Palangka Raya (twin share - single supplement available)
  • 3 day / 3night Orangutan Tour
  • Accommodation on board our riverboat (klotok)
  • All meals as noted in the itinerary (B,L,D)
  • Race Entry, t-shirt, finishers medal and certificate
  • National park fees
  • All airport and city transfers
  • Boat Captain and assistants
  • Experienced local guides (basic english)
  • Donation included for one orangutan adoption
  • Ranger and local guide fees, boat mooring fees
  • Town tours
Raceday Logistics
Day 1 (12th March) Arrive Jakarta.
Day 2 (13th March) Palangkaraya - Official Welcome (Tours subject to flight schedule arrival).
Day 3 (14th March) Race Preview - Tangkiling Hill.
Day 4 (15th March) Race Day - Banquet Dinner & Presentations.
Due to high temperatures in this part of the world, the race will start early morning. The route is through village communities surrounding the Tangkiling Hill and along the Rungan River course. There will be water and hydration drinks provided along the route. The race will start at the Rungan Sari Resort and finish there. Half marathon is one loop, and 50km will do 2 loops plus additional 8 km side loop of the main trail. After the race, relax around the pool. Buffet lunch and easy time until gala dinner and race awards. (Optional time to arrange visit to Palangka Raya city or to walk to the nearest village or to join a cycling club on visit to local river waterhole - additional rate).
Day 5 (16th March) 3 day orangutan tour starts.
Day 6 (17th March) Orangutan Tour continue.
Day 7 (18th March) Orangutan Tour continues.
Day 8 (19th March) Depart Palangka Raya to Jakarta.

Spectators are welcome to come out and join their family and friends on this trip of a lifetime, but if they wish to take part they will also need to purchase a ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens with the money from my tickets for the Borneo Marathon?
All proceeds will be donated to the Orangutan Project.
What type of terrain will the Borneo Marathon take place on?
The trail follows dirt-paths through the rainforest, there may be some portions that have significant roots from trees so runners should stay alert.
Will I see an Orangutan at the Borneo Marathon?
While it is definitely possible to see Orangutan throughout the course of the marathon, as with most things related to wildlife it is impossible to guarantee you will see them.
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Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.

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