A few weeks before the 2023 UGM Trail Run, Kagama Lari untuk Berbagi (KLUB), the event initiator, collaborated with ASN Runners to organize the Road to UGM Trail Run 2023 on Sunday (September 3).
This 5 km fun run started and finished at Wisma Kagama Coffee & Eatery, with a route around the Universitas Gadjah Mada campus.
A total of 110 runners from various running communities in Yogyakarta, such as Playon Jogja, Freeletics, RIOT, Ngelongrun, Fakerunners, Jogja Trail, Kulonprogo Trail, PelariKu, Slow Jogging Indonesia, Runner Muhammadiyah, Gadjah Playon, and BRI Runners, participated in this event.
“This activity represents a collaboration between various running communities in Yogyakarta, as well as between UGM KLUB Runners, Yogyakarta Trail Runners, and Yogyakarta ASN Runners as organizers and other communities as participants,” said Yorri Kusuma, the coordinator of the Road to UGM Trail Run.
The UGM Trail Run is an annual event for the UGM anniversary celebration. The first event took place in 2019 with 500 participants, and this year, the goal is to have 1,500 participants expected to contribute to the event.
The UGM Trail Run this year will be held at Karang Pramuka Field, Kaliurang, on October 1, 2023. The event is open to the public with race categories including 5 KM, 10 KM, 21 KM, and a Kagama group category of 10 KM.
In addition to promoting the UGM Trail Run, which will be held on October 1, 2023, this fun run also aims to foster camaraderie among running communities, especially in Yogyakarta and its surroundings. Wisma KAGAMA Coffee and Eatery fully supports the event.
In the Road to UGM Trail Run, Ermawan from Kulonprogo Trail and Muh. Mukhlis from KLUB finished the fastest. Both of them received prizes in the form of free slots to participate in the 2023 UGM Trail Run.
Various exciting challenges, such as push-up and squat competitions and quizzes with 15 free slots at stake, made the event lively.
Yorri Kusuma appreciated the enthusiasm of various communities for participating in this event.
“This demonstrates the high level of interest and spirit among Yogyakarta runners to make the 2023 UGM Trail Run a success and maintain the spirit of a healthy lifestyle,” he said.