Plataran L’ Harmonie proudly presents the 1st edition of Plataran X Trail in West Bali National Park on Saturday, 22 July 2017. A brand new annual and international trail running event that caters for runners of all levels and sheds a bright spotlight on environmental consciousness and sustainability. Upon finishing a race of choice, each single participant will be invited to release a baby turtle into the waters.
The BNI Plataran X Trail 2017 – West Bali features three race categories for men and women, all with start and finish at the Plataran Resort premises. The main race is a challenging 50 km trail that will bring experienced marathon and long distance runners around the entire National Park. Beginning and intermediate level runners can aim for completing the shorter 25 km course, not an easy feat in itself. Thirdly, there is a 7.1 km fun run set up for beginning runners, but also for families with children. The terrain consists of sandy beach, forest paths and more technical single trails. West Bali N.P. does not have any high mountains, but especially the 50 km runners will need to conquer a few hills along the route within the 11 hour cut off limit set by the race directors.
In addition, Baby sea turtle release programme is attached to the event as part of our responsibility on conserving this endangered species on Earth due to the destruction of their habitat by human activities, like factory waste, oil spills, and extreme turtle hunts, either for human consumption or entertainment.
On behalf of every runner, we will adopt baby sea turtles that has been raised by the Turtle Conservation Center. And every runner will received certificate of baby sea turtle adoption as result of their participation in this event. These baby sea turtle will be released to the ocean by the participants after the race.
Online registration for the event will begin on 7 April.
BNI Plataran X Trail 2017 – West Bali is also a Candidate Race for the 2018 Asia Trail Master championship series, Asia’s biggest series of trail running races in nearly 20 countries. This provides our event with an excellent opportunity for sponsors and brands looking to gain recognition, awareness and sales throughout Asia. Interested companies are highly welcome to contact us for more details on our sponsorship programmes.
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