UNS – In celebrating its 41st anniversary, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta held several events that were never carried out in the previous years, one of which is 11 Maret Glow Run. Organized by Ikatan Keluarga Alumni/Alumni Association (IKA) UNS Soloraya, this event combined running competition with music entertainment and glowing light ornaments. Taking place in Kentingan Campus of UNS and held on Saturday (11/3/2017) from 18.30-23.00, 100 invited guests and other 500 participants took part in the event, that had filled the quota.
Participants of 11 Maret Glow Run were not only UNS students, but also general public of various age groups. While participating in the event, participants, divided into two categories – individual and group – were wearing attributes covered in colorful lamps. They made UNS Kentingan campus night-time filled with sparkling lights. Besides Indrawan Yepe, the Head of Committee, this event was also attended by Head of IKA UNS Soloraya, Budhi Istanto; Sekjend IKA UNS Pusat, Bambang Dwi Wahyudi; Chair of Dies Natalis UNS ke-41, Joko Nurkamto; UNS Rector, Ravik Karsidi, with the board of rectorate; and Deans of UNS. In his welcoming speech, Ravik Karsidi stated his support to make 11 Maret Glow Run an annual agenda.
“We hope this event will be a routine 11 March night-time agenda annually. I approve, and hopefully it could be continuously held. I hope in the future, as I have ever discussed with the Head of Surakarta Tourism Office, this event has a potential to be the inspiration for sport tourism in Solo,” Ravik explained.
Before the main event started, participants gathered in the yard of UNS Stadium to join several opening events consisting of quizzes, music entertainment, and warm-up before running around UNS Campus on 4,1 km route. On 20.00, participants were instructed to start to run by Ravik Karsidi, as the waver of the start flag. It was conducted twice – first wave for individual participants, followed by the second wave for participants in groups.
The fastest 111 participants received medals, which were immediately put around their neck by committee when they reached the finish line. Out of 600 participants, Arif Mulyo Utama from Sports and Health Education (POK) UNS is the first medal receiver. Not only medals, another rewards were also prepared for participants, which included various door prizes drawn on the closing of the event and 11 trophies given to participants of several categories: 3 trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fastest individual reaching the finish line; 1 trophy for fastest group reaching the finish line; 2 trophies for most creative favorite group; 1 trophy for most unified favorite group category; 2 trophies for individual participants with best costume, each for male and female; 1 trophy for the oldest participant; and 1 trophy for the youngest participant. humas-red.uns/Eln/Hfz