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2016 Pasuruan Bromo Marathon

The Adventure Continues: Bromo Marathon 2016

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The word Tengger means to “sit or perch on top of.” Running the elevated roads that overlook volcanic craters and farming villages, sometimes above misty clouds, makes you almost feel like you’re running through the sky viagra verkauf. On some stretches of road, it’s so silent that you can hear the wind rushing through the leaves of the pines. The surreal nature of running in this picturesque area was what inspired the founders of the race to create the event in hopes of sharing this experience with runners wishing to “run an adventure.” The mission of the race also brings tourism and educational resources to the isolated region while also exhibiting the rich culture of the Tenggerese people.


Race packet pick-up day is always filled with anticipation and excitement, but the Bromo Marathon really excites runners for their experience through the Tenggerese arts and culture festival where traditional song and dances are performed as they have been passed down for countless generations. So not only are the runners excited for their adventure, they become more educated about the area in which they are about to run and can reflect on the historic and unique culture of the area. The youth of the remote East Javanese region put on a truly unique and expressive show, highlighting the intricate and unique legends and stories of their ancestors and the use of traditional gamelan instruments and costumes.


The next dawn thousands of runners and spectators gather at the start line to commence what will be one of the most challenging and memorable runs of their lives through the dramatic landscape of the Tengger caldera.  The exchange of inspiration between the runners and the villagers is one of the most significant aspects of this event. For the villagers living in the isolated region, runners bring economic prosperity and inspire the children that gather along the sidelines of the route to achieve their goals and value fitness. For the Bromo Marathon runners, the culture and warmth of the villagers represent a culture largely unchanged, and empower them with the ability to promote fitness  that will change some lives in the Tengger.


From watching small children play “runners” around the leftover water stations, to seeing the smiles on the faces of the local women who shared their special recipes with people from all over the world, I have no doubt that big things are happening in the remote mountains of East Java because of the Bromo Marathon as it heads into it’s third annual event. Personally, this was one of the most meaningful and beautiful events that I was able to be a part on in Indonesia.



Mark your calendars: September 4, 2016!

Registration open February 8, 2016

MORE INFORMATION : www.bromomarathon.com

People around Jazzi Homestay (Tenggerese)

Suku Tengger

Suku Tengger – Jawa Timur

Introduction / History

The Tengger people group lives around Mount Bromo in East Java. They live in portions of four regencies, namely Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Lumajang and Malang. The Tengger adhere to Hinduism. According to legend, they are the direct descendents of the Majapahit Empire. The name Tengger comes from a combination of the two names of the founders of the people group: Joko Seger and Roro Anteng. “Teng” comes from ‘An-teng’ and “ger” comes from ‘Se-ger’. The Tengger dialect of Javanese is thought to come from the old Kawi variety of Javanese. Some evidence of this includes the pronouns ‘reang’ (I – masculine) and ‘esun’ (I – feminine). In addition, words that end in ‘a’ in Old Kawi Javanese are also pronounced with word-final ‘a’ in Tengger Javanese, whereas in modern Javanese the convention is to pronounce these words with word-final ‘o’.


View Ladang – Ladang di Tengger

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Tengger community lives in a cool mountainous region (with average temperatures of 40-50 degree Fahreinheit at night). The fertility of the land makes it ideal for planting vegetables. As a result, about 80% of the Tengger people work as farmers. Although some Tengger have become quite successful farmers, About half work as hired workers earning about 20,000-50,000 rupiah (US$2.50 – 5.50) per day. The most common crops grown in the Tengger region are potatoes, cabbage and onions. The Tengger area is a tourist destination. All year long local and foreign tourists visit this area to witness the beautiful sunrise over the panoramic view from Mount Bromo as well as experience life in Tengger and the strong local commitment to traditional customs. As a result, many Tengger people also work in the tourism industry as hotel workers, tour guides, etc. Because the Tengger work as farmers and regularly give a warm welcome to tourists, they are considered simple and open. Even their local language, Tengger Javanese, expresses simplicity in that it does not employ the complicated system of politeness levels that are generally found in Javanese dialects.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tengger area has long been considered a holy place, ever since the Majapahit era viagra schweiz rezeptfrei. Since that time the inhabitants have been regarded as worshippers of Sang Hyang Widi Wasa (a Hindu deity). To this day, the Tengger community follows a Hindu tradition stretching back to the Majapahit Empire. There are strong similarities between the Hinduism in Bali and the Tengger variety; both are called Hindu Dharma. However, the Tengger variety does not have a caste system and the Tengger people’s traditions are based on those originating from the Majapahit era. For the Tengger, Mount Bromo (Brahma) is believed to be a holy mountain. Every year the Tengger hold a ritual known as Kasada. This event is held in the temple at the foot of the Mount Bromo crater. In the middle of the night on the full moon of the 10th Javanese month (Kasodo), adherents bring offerings and throw them into the smoking and still active crater.


What Are Their Needs?

Most Tengger only have a junior high school education. Although those who are more well-off are able to send their children to the city for studies, opportunities for education in the area are still lacking.