Frequently Asked Questions


The Race

1When is the 2019 Pasuruan Bromo Marathon?
The 2019 Pasuruan Bromo Marathon will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
2Where will the race be held?
The Bromo Marathon will be held in the villages surrounding East Java’s Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park.
3What race categories are offered?

The Bromo Marathon Event offers four race categories, inviting runners of all levels to participate, including:

  • Full-marathon distance(42.195 km)
  • Half marathon distance (21.0975 km)
  • 10K
  • 5K
4What time does it start?
  • 5:30 – 6:50am Bag Drop & Runner’s Warm-Up
  • 7:00am Bromo Marathon Start
  • 7:15am Bromo Half Marathon Start
  • 7:30am Bromo 10K Start
  • 7:45am Bromo 5K Start
  • 5Where is the start and finish line of the race?
    The Start and Finish line will be located in the Plataran Bromo - Tosari
    6Are the specific cut off times for each event?
    Yes. We need to open those roads back up to get you runners back to your beds to relax post-race! Race cut off times are as follows:
    • Full Marathon – 3:00pm
    • Half marathon – 3:00pm
    • 10K – 10:30am
    • 10K – 10:00am
    7Is the Bromo Marathon a road race or a trail race?
    It’s both! The course itself will be roughly 80% road and 20% dirt trail. We like to mix it up!
    8Will there be many hills?
    Yes. Here at the Bromo Marathon we like a good challenge! Course elevations range from 1400m to 2400m.



    1How do I register?
    You can start by visiting the Registration page. There is a link to register on, our partner to handle all the registrations and online ticketing, including the transportation tickets. Please complete your registration on their site, it will automatically inform us any newly registered participants.
    2How much does it cost to enter?
    Registration fees vary depending on time of registration and nationality. Please see the Registration page for more details.
    3What is included with registration?
    Race Registration Includes:
    • Race Entry
    • Goodie Bag
    • Race T-Shirt
    • Personalized bib
    • Unique Finisher Medal
    • Medical Care – First Aid Stations
    • Fluid and Fuel Stations
    • Fruit & Fluids after your finish.
    • Entrance into the Tengger Arts and Culture Festival (Saturday, September 3rd)
    • Entrance into Bromo Marathon Race Expo
    4When does the Registration open and close?
    Registration opens February 15, 2019, and will remain open up until August 1st , 2019 or until the event reaches capacity.
    5Does the registration fee include the cost of transportation and lodging for the event?
    The registration fee does not include the cost of transport to the Tengger or lodging while in the Tengger; however, it does include optional transportation on the day of the race that will be available on a first-come first-served basis for participants staying in Tosari, Ngadiwono, and Wonokitri. However, as space is limited, we urge you to arrive early. For more information please see Free Race Weekend Shuttle page or email
    6I am injured, sick, pregnant or unexpectantly out of town, can I get a refund?
    No. Entry fees are non-refundable.
    7Can I give or sell my number to another runner?
    No. Entries are non-transferable. Doing so may result in disqualification.
    8Can I authorize another person to pick up my race packet?
    Yes. However, the person you authorize will need to present your race confirmation slip and a copy of your identification (passport or KTP), as well as their own picture identification.
    9Can I pick-up my race packet on the same day as the race?
    No. Same day race packet pick-up is not permitted. Race packet pick-up is available at the Race Expo from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm on Saturday, August 1st, 2019 in Plataran bromo - Tosari
    10Can I switch from the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K?
    If you later wish to change race categories, you will be charged a processing fee of IDR100.000 in addition to the difference in the race category fee. If moving down in race categories, the difference in race fees will not be refunded. Changes to race categories cannot be made after August 1, 2018.



    1Where are the nearest airorts located?
    If coming to East Java by plane, the closest airports are located in Surabaya (100km) and Malang (50km); however, the number of flights into Malang is limited as it is not as large an airport as Surabaya.
    2What is the recommended transportation to access the venue?
    The best way to access our race will be via Pasuruan to Tosari Village, where the starting line is located. Trains and buses run often from Surabaya to Pasuruan. The Bromo marathon will be organizing optional bus transportation for race participants to Tosari from Surabaya. More detailed information regarding transportation is available on the Transportation Page of our official website.
    3Where can I find accommodation nearby the venue?
    As Mt. Bromo serves as one of East Java’s tourist hot spots, the Tengger offers a multitude of guest houses throughout the region. Detailed information regarding accommodation is available on the Home-Stays Page of our official website.



    1Are skates, skateboards, bikes or carriages of any kind allowed on the Bromo Marathon?
    No. For the safety of the runners, any person caught on the race course with any of these will be escorted off the course immediately by the course marshals.
    2Can I have headphones, ipods, and MP3 players on the course?
    Because much of the course is off-road where traffic will not be an issue, you can use the above mentioned items to make your experience more enjoyable. That being said, you need to be aware of your immediate surroundings.



    1I’d like to volunteer, where do I sign up?
    Prospective volunteers can find information regarding volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer page or email us at
    2Where can I find information regarding becoming a Bromo Marathon Sponsor?
    For information on becoming a partner of the Bromo Marathon visit our Become a Sponsor page or email us at

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