Run to Give event is an annual charity event held simultaneously throughout the Asia Pacific region, and became one of the agenda awaited by the runners, including in Surabaya. Since it was initiated in 2014, Run To Give succeeded in raising funds and mass and contributing to so many community members in social organizations.
The Run to Give 2017 event in Surabaya was able to attract the enthusiasm of 1590 runners, not only from Surabaya but also from other cities and countries such as Sidoarjo, Malang, Jakarta, Australia and Japan. Since 05.00 am, the runners had been showing enthusiasm to join the fun event. Run to Give 2017 event started at 05.30 am with opening speech from Mrs.Tri Rismaharini, Mayor of Surabaya. Mrs. Risma, like we usually called her, strongly supports the existence of a social movement that encourages the development of health in Surabaya. The runner start after they had warmed up at 06.00am. The 10k route was opened by General Manager of JW Marriott Surabaya, Mr. Colin Young at 06.00am. As for the 5k route runner was opened by General Manager of Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers and Four Points by Sheraton Surabaya, Mr. Alamsyah Jo at 06.15 am.
High enthusiasm was also shown by the participants during the event. From the women’s 10K category, 1st place won by Maisara Atika, 2nd place was won by Yesa Dwi Cantika, and 3rd place was won by Lili Soesilo. From the category of 10K men, 1st place won by Wahyudin, 2nd place was won by Heri Poriono, while the 3rd place was won by Mudassir. In addition, for the 5K Men run category, 1st Winner was won by Suwarno, 2nd place was won by Muhammad Humam Nugraha, and 3rd place was achieved by Rahardjo Putro. In the women’s 5K category, 1st Winner is Giska Oktavia, 2nd Winner is achieved by Nabillah Azzah Rahmawan, while the 3rd Winner is achieved by Catelia Vanda Markos.
With impressive record of time, the winners of the Run to Give event got savings from Bank Mandiri worth Rp.500.000,00 for 1st place, Rp.400.000,00 for 2nd place, and Rp.300.000,00 for 3rd Winner. The winners also got voucher to stay at JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya for 1st Winner, at Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers for 2nd Winner, and at Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya for 3rd Winner. In addition, there is also a bicycle door prize presented by United Bikes which is open to all runners from all categories.
Donations that have been collected from the Run to Give 2017 event itself will be given to Reach to Recovery Surabaya in order to increase awareness of Surabaya society against the dangers of breast cancer. The success of this event is expected to be repeated in Run To Give 2018 to invite the nation of Indonesia to live a healthier lifestyle and share with others.
JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya
Jl. Embong Malang 85-89 Surabaya 60261 East Java – Indonesia
elephone: (6231) 545 8888 Ext: 3311