Ngurbloat beach - by Joel Shakers (c)2016 The Sophie's Choice

To the Island of Bali

The Island of Bali is one of the 34 provinces in the Republic of Indonesia. Bali has an international airport named Ngurah Rai with destination code “DPS” for Denpasar, the capital city of the province of Bali.

There are various international airliners that have their fleets fly into Bali daily; Garuda Indonesia Airlines (GA) the national flag carrier, Emirates Air, Air Qatar, Singapore Airlines (SIA), Malaysia Airlines Service (MAS), Korean Air, Vietnam Air, etc.

If you are a registered participant, you can purchase your airlines ticket with significant discount tickets on Garuda Indonesia if your purchase from us which is handled and organized by MNC Travel and Services.

Runner on Ngurbloat beach  - by Joel Shakers(c) 2016 The Sophie's Choice
Ducks in Bali - Commune beach - by Joel Shakers (c)2016 The Sophie's Choice

Registered Cross-country Long Distant Runner

If you are a registered participant exclusively for the Cross-country Long Distant Run (CCLDR), you need to arrive in Bali, the latest, on the 4th of October. Once you arrived in Denpasar (Ngurah Rai International Airport), you will be greeted by our friendly MNC Travel and Services team, whom will lead you to the designated hotel where you will have two nights accommodation - including daily breakfast.

At your hotel, your online registration will be reconfirmed at our registration booth. You will also receive your race package from “The Sophie’s Choice” and the sponsors.

If you are handling your own traveling into Bali, please make sure that you will arrive in Bali no later than 6:00 PM Indonesia Central Standard Time (ICST) or Bali time. This is to make sure that you will have enough time to do the reconfirmation of your online registration.

Race day - 5 October 2017

On the race day, you are to be at the hotel lobby by 4:00 AM, ready to be transferred by MNC Travel & Service team to the START and FINISH location in Uluwatu. After the race, there will be a shuttle bus ready to transfer you back to your hotel.

If you finished the initial 42K run in Bali and you are in the Top 50, you will be eligible to go to the Kei Islands, all expense paid by The Sophie’s Choice and sponsors. You will receive you travel package when you are back at your hotel from our partner, the MNC Travel and Services.

Langgur fish market - by Joyce Liew (c) The Sophie's Choice

To the Kei Islands - 6 October 2017

If you are one of the Top 50 finishers, you will be flown to the Kei Islands on Garuda Indonesia from Bali to the city of Langgur on the main Island called “Kei Kecil” (Little Kei) and arrive in Karel Sansuidsetubun Airport. From the airport you will be picked up by the MNC Travel and Services Team, transferring you to your hotel. There is a private Liaison Officer (LO) for each of the Top 50 runner, at your service while you are in Kei, provided by our production partner, Kimson Productions.

If you are not in the Top 50 but you are interested to participate in the Short Distant Run in Kei, you need to purchase the Kei Short Distant Run race package online from this site or from MNC Travel and Services site at least 30 days prior to the race day which is on the 8 October 2017.

First day in Kei - 7 October 2017

In the morning, after breakfast (7:00 Am - 10:00 AM), there is bus shuttle to take you to the Archipelago International Music Expo venue at Ngurbloat beach in Ngilngof village. When you are ready to go back to your hotel, just let your personal Liaison Officer know and we will take you back to your hotel. However, we encourage you to have ample rest time for your final competition day at sunrise on October 8, 2017.

If you are not in the Top 50 but you are interested to participate in the Short Distant Run in Kei, you need to purchase the Kei Short Distant Run race package online from this site or from MNC Travel and Services site at least 30 days prior to the race day which is on the 8 October 2017.

Race day - 8 October 2017

On the race day, you are to be at the hotel lobby by 4:00 AM, ready to be transferred by MNC Travel & Services team to the START location which is at Langgur Sports Stadium. Your race will end at the Archipelago International Music Expo venue at Ngurbloat beach in Ngilngof village. After the race, there will be a shuttle bus ready to transfer you back to your hotel.

Closing night in Kei - 8 October 2017

The medals and winner prizes will done on the closing moment of the Archipelago International Music Expo. All Cross-country Long Distant and Short Distant participants are welcome to join the festivity. The Top 50 runners will have shuttle bus to take you to your location from your hotel; just ready to party and have fun.

Going Home

You need to be ready at the hotel lobby by 4:00 AM. Your LO will help you arrange your check-out procedure, and you will have to pay any personal expense incurred during your stay (if any). You will than transferred to the Airport for your flight back to Bali.