BANDUNG-Jabar Eco Marathon for the first time will be held October 15, 2017 at Pangalengan Tea Estate and Ciwidey Bandung Regency.
Previously the name of the event was West Java Eco Marthon, but in a press conference and launching event at Gedung Sate, Monday afternoon (21/8) on the proposal of West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan renamed to Jabar Eco Marathon 2017.
"Too long if we use west java, I think just Jabar, agree?" he said in front of the committee and audience, then the proposal was approved by the organizers.
According to Chief Committee of the Jabar Eco Marathon 2017 Muhammad Ichsan, who distinguishes it from other marathons is on the word 'echo' it.
"At least there are four things that distinguish the usual marathon that is, tracks used are multi track there are regular asphalt roads, rocky roads and walkways.Then this activity zero plastic and not wasteless, then the committee did not use motor vehicles in organizing the event, in some point there is local cultural art performances, and the participants are required while picking up trash during the trip "he said.
Ichsan also mentioned Jabar Eco Marathon was divided into several categories of distance that is 2 KM, 5 KM, 10 KM and last 42 KM. (Even)