Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Running: Nike We Run Jakarta 2013 (Indonesia) #BAJAKJKT2013

Nike We Run: #BAJAKJKT 10K 2013
A week after running in the Milo Marathon National Finals in Manila, I had to flew myself to Indonesia for Nike Run in Jakarta. Jakarta was the final stage of the Nike We Run series for 2013. Registered myself earlier when it was mentioned on the Nike Indonesia Facebook page at Rp. 200.000. This was my first time running in Jakarta city, Indonesia after several times of visit. Contacted my Indonesian friend, Surya to register as a running buddy there. 

Nike’s We Run series will continue its momentum by celebrating, motivating and inspiring athletes around the world with races in 26 cities this fall starting in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday, Aug. 31. More than 350,000 anticipated runners will take over 3 billion strides during the course of the WE Run race series. 

Race Details
Date: 15 December 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 6.30am
Venue: Stadion Gelora Bung Karno Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia

Runner's Entitlement
  • Exclusive Nike We Run T-Shirt
  • D-Tag (Chrono Track Timing Chip)
  • Nike sports drink bottle
  • Nike We Run Finisher Tee

Running Day
Since Indonesia time was 1 hour late from Malaysia, I had lot of time for carbo-loading, rest and sleep the night before. Reached Stadion Gelora Bung Karno Senayan at 6am. It was easy to navigate around the event area as there were clear signages as per event area map shared via email and hard copy in the race pack earlier. I was given a numbered wrist tag when I dropped my bag at the baggage deposit area.

Getting ready for Bajak JKT
Baggage deposit area
Baggage wrist tag
Friendly volunteers at the baggage deposit area

Dec 15, 2013 | #BAJAKJKT 10K 2013 - Getting Ready by xeon_204 on Keek.com

Runners were flagged off in two separate groups. I'm guessing it was 10 minutes gap between group. It was an exciting moment as when crossing the start line. There were cheers from public and supporters with confetti flying around.

First water station were available at KM2.5. Love the Pocari Sweat isotonic water at every water station. I was able to refill my empty water bottle on my belt too. The volunteers were friendly and supportive too. Managed to stop at one of the medical checkpoint for hot muscle spray.

Distance and direction markers were clear and position well along the running route. Traffic marshals were available in handling the road traffic.

Saw some runners with balloons tied to their back. Not sure if there were pacers for this event. But looks like they are having fun with the run.

Photos I took with my iPhone5 along the running route. Yes its hard to handle an iPhone when you have sweaty hands.

At KM9, the running route was heading back towards the football stadium. Finished my 10KM run at 1:17:03 as per D-Tag official time. Pocari Sweat and a banana were given upon exiting the stadium. Line up and collected my finisher tee as per pre-selected size at the finisher tee collection booth, just outside the stadium exit.

Nike We Run  2013 Series Finisher Tee

Event Area

Love the running shirt. However, the bib number stamping on the Nike shirt was disappointing. The number stamp was not done properly hence easy to tear off when wet.

More trash bins at the event area. Noticed there was a nice BajakJKT signature backdrop pillar after the finisher tee collection area. Was thinking to take a photo there but was full of banana skins. Must be a tough job for the cleansing team after the event.

Summary: Excellent job to Nike Indonesia, event organisor and partners! Will be back next year.

Event Recommendation: ★★★★★ (5/5)

BAJAK JKT 10K 2013 Completed!


  1. Replies
    1. shared this with IndoRunners too. ada kamu dalam videonya. haha.

  2. This is neat! I love your bajakjkt blog! :D

  3. thanks sonia! see you next run.