Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik will release Bali 10k running race at 10 August. "Sport event in Bali which followed by national and international athletes is a part of tourism interest in Bali island," said Jero Wacik in Sanur, Bali on Friday.
He said that, to make the tourist come to Bali is not just from culture event and the nature beauty, but sport also give some interest to tourist to come to Bali.
"This Asian Beach Games which is being held in Bali on October 2009 which include ten thousands athletes and official," he said.
Of course, after the match, they will enjoy the tourism objects in Bali before returning to their country.
The 10k race is a series event of celebration of Bali birthday which will be followed by at least 36 elite world runner, some national runner and oher runner for about ten thousands person. In this race, registered International elite runner are Patrick Kiprono Rotich from Kenya, Jane Njeri Kangara from Kenya and Troy de Haas from Australia.
National woman runner also joined in this event, they are Trianingsih, Unik Setiorini, Yublina Bel and Yahse. And then for the men national runner are Alexander Wijaya, Samgar Kamlase, Athur Massie, Osias Kamlase and Noce Matital.
The ten kilometer run is starting in front of "Perjuangan Rakyat Bali Renon" monument, Puputan high way - Dewi Sartika - Diponegoro - Surapati - Hayam Wuruk and finished in "Perjuangan Rakyat Bali Renon" monument.
The committee is preparing 58.250.000 IDR for common and student group, and for the world elite group is 10.500 US$, especially for elite groups the prize only given to the first until the fifth champion.