Scott Thompson's Charity Run March 2012
"The roads, the traffic, the heat, the humidity; you've got no chance, 100 dollars says you can't do it"... and so it was that a joke became a fund raising challenge.
The challenge will be to run from Bali to Jakarta in 25 days and to raise as much funds as possible in support of underprivileged children.
The run is approximately 1250 kms and I've set a target of running an ultra-marathon distance every day. This equates to 50 kms per day for 25 days straight, the equivalent of 30 marathons... just as well I'm sitting typing this as I've got sore legs just thinking about!
The run will start on the 8th of March 2012, and all going well I hope to finish in time for Sunday Brunch on the 1st of April. Which happens to be April's Fool Day, the irony of it all!The Route
Instead of opting for the easy option and flying back on Garuda, I will leave from the domestic terminal at Bali airport on foot on the 8th of March and run home to Jakarta.
The run will take me north for 3 days to catch the Bali Straits ferry at Gilimanuk for the crossing to Banyuwangi-Ketapang. From there, I will follow the road and traffic north and then turn west on my run across East Java, Central Java and on to West Java, before finally making my way into Jakarta.
The route will not change although the daily distances as shown on 'The Route' may vary, mostly to avoid sleeping in the back of the support car or having to pitch a tent at the side of the road.