Following the overwhelming success of the first Sheraton 3K Kuta Beach Fun Run, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort – together with UNICEF – held another fun run happening to Kuta for a good cause. The resort congratulated the 750 runners, walkers and supporters for participating in this healthy movement on Saturday, 21 September 2013 at 6.30AM. Other than the race, beach-lovers were also invited to savor Kuta’s longest pizza specially prepared by the resort’s creative culinary team. Over USD 11,000 were successfully raised and will be fully donated to help the children in need through UNICEF’s “Check Out for Children Challenge”.

“It is truly an honor for us to see the smiles upon all the runners’ faces who joined in the Sheraton 3K Kuta Beach Fun Run For UNICEF,” said Dario Orsini, General Manager of Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. “All of the participants’ and supporters’ enthusiasm was inspiring, and we are proud to be associated with such an important cause that lends aid to vulnerable children around the world.”

More than 750 enthusiastic runners, walkers and cheering spectators gathered at beachwalk in front of the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. The beautiful 3K course ran along the beach with spectacular and motivating views of the Indian Ocean.  Divided into Men and Women’s divisions, the top three men finishers were Francois Robin (France); Ida Bagus Maha Kacha Manuaba (Indonesia); and Wira Kristian (Indonesia).  The top three women finishers were Yanuk Dwiyanti Arief (Indonesia); Patricia Heny (Indonesia); and Yoni Balkema (Indonesia).  

The top three finishers in each division received the newest running gear by adidas Indonesia, while other participants still had the chance to win some enviable lucky draw prizes, including: the new Aspire V5 notebook by Acer Indonesia; round-trip flight tickets from Denpasar to Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur; shopping voucher by adidas Indonesia; luxurious two night stays at W Sentosa Cove Singapore, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral and Keraton At The Plaza – A Luxury Collection Hotel in Jakarta;  and many more dining, spa and stay vouchers from Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort.

Participants were led in a fun pre-race warm-up by the chief trainer at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. Afterwards, participants enjoyed the longest Pizza in Kuta measuring over 100 meters presented by the resort’s creative culinary team along the Kuta Beach street right at the front of beachwalk.

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort thanks the following generous sponsors and partners for helping to make the Sheraton 3K Kuta Beach Fun Run For UNICEF an overwhelming success: Bank Mandiri, Tbk., beachwalk, adidas Indonesia, Acer Indonesia, AirAsia Indonesia, Pocari Sweat, Air Minum Oasis, IndoRunners, Men’s Folio Indonesia,, @HaloBali, Fitness For Men Indonesia, Good Housekeeping Indonesia,,, hellobali, NOW! Bali, Bali & Beyond, Let’s Eat!,, D’Oz Radio Bali, Hard Rock Radio Bali, Art Vision Bali (AVB), Mandira Printing, Dewata Printing, Garda Printing, Focus Production, W Sentosa Cove – Singapore, Keraton At The Plaza – A Luxury Collection Hotel Jakarta, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral and The Westin Resort Nusa Dua – Bali. “We’d like to give extra thanks to our sponsors and partners for helping us with this inaugural event,” continued Mr. Orsini.  “We are committed to being the best gathering place – and for bringing visitors and locals the most enriching events.”