By MORE Than Sport
Posted in More Than Sport, on August 28, 2013
This Sunday, September 1st, 2013 the first annual Bromo Marathon will take place in East Java, Indonesia. Tucked in a massif of rugged mountain and volcanoes, athletes will run through the surrounding villages of Tengger-Semeru Nat’l Park.
Yet, the Bromo Marathon is more than just a race, it’s a total community effort aimed to provide an opportunity to improve education, health, and economic prosperity throughout the many low-income, low resource communities inhabiting the region.
As a 100% for charity event, this year’s Bromo Marathon Goal is to advocate the importance of literature, critical thinking and creativity through reading – with all proceeds of the event going to the support of local schools through the development and advancement of school library facilities in the surrounding communities. In improving literacy, the Bromo Marathon aims to enhance academic performance, develop professional and intellectual capacities, and promote reading as a culture for education and leisure by strengthening resources available for the students, teachers, and staff.
It promises to be a challenging, yet rewarding race in both the areas of personal achievement and philanthropic contribution. Help us make this MORE than just a race!