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Don’t forget to register your bib for the SPH Race


Buy your bibs from the participating schools or from Sukaoutdoors, the specialist sports store in Dharmawangsa Square. Please remember, after purchasing your bib follow the instructions provided to register your bib online. https://indorace.com/jrs2016/

 

Good reasons to join JFS


For those of you thinking, "why should I officially join JFS?" when you are linked to the Facebook page, on this email distribution list and have access to the JFS website for free, here are a few reasons to consider;

  1. you can now receive a new style JFS technical running vest free
  2. you can be part of the new whatsapp group chat which links active members with up coming trail runs and The Sunday Long runs around the kampungs, public holiday special runs and other events like hash runs and triathlons.
  3. club social events
  4. your membership fee helps support events organised by JFS
  5. you will be supporting local charities For an annual membership fee of just IDR 300,000 for individuals and IDR 500,000 for families, this has to be one of the best deals in town. See the Jakarta Free Spirit website for further details and some pictures of the very eye-catching new club running vest.

So c'mon, don't run alone, be a part of one of the oldest running clubs in Jakarta.

 

NEWS FLASH! - SATURDAY MORNING ZOO RUNS ARE BACK :)


Due to a large number of complaints from regular visitors to the zoo, the zoo management have re-established the unofficial 6am opening time. We have received this information directly from the Zoo Management (Thanks Ross).

For those that enjoy the opportunity to run in a safe environment away from traffic on a Saturday morning, join us once again starting at 6:30 am every Saturday at Ragunan Zoo.

For those yet to experience this Saturday morning JFS ritual, after paying a small vehicle and individual entrance fee, enter through the north gates and turn right. Approximately 100m on your left is a bus shelter where we meet for a 06:30 start. Some run the 5k loop, some take paths less travelle d and manage between 8 and 12k. Speeds vary from relatively fast to a slow fartlek (jogging and walking) so please don't be afraid that the pace will be too fast or too slow, you will find someone to run/jog/walk with.

If you enjoy a leisurely and social Saturday morning, all are welcome to join us after the run at citos for a well deserved breakfast when our favourite cafe opens at 8am.

Happy running ...

A reminder that the Jakarta Race Series is under way. The first race was postponed due to storms creating localised flooding and additional safety issues with lightening strikes, but the good news is that this race is now rescheduled for May 15. For those with bibs, please keep them and use them on May 15 at BSJ. The next race in the series is at JIS on March 20. Bibs go on sale soon at Sukaoutdoors, JIS, BSJ and SPH Kemang. Proceeds go to local charities.

 

JIS Race Bibs on Sale at Sukaoutdoor from Sunday March 6th

Zoo opening reverts to 0600

We are pleased to confirm that the Ragunan Zoo management have flip flopped on the recent decision to open only at 0730 and so we are back to business as usual (0630) for our Saturday Morning group!

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BSJ Race is now rescheduled to Sunday May 15th


Jakarta’s oldest race series is back, so don’t miss out on entering. This year we are back to four races of 5km (plus a Fun Run of 2.5km). The new fixture is at SPH Kemang this year, and of course the finale is the Wintermar JFS Zoo Race.

Race Dates and times:

  • JIS Road Race, Jakarta Intercultural School: Sunday, March 20th
  • SPH Road Race, Sekolah Pelita Harapan Kemang, Saturday, April 23rd
  • British School of Jakarta, Bintaro: Sunday, May 15th

    All runners for directions to British School Jakarta go to their website http://www.bsj.sch.id/6/contact-us and type in your postcode

    There will be parking on the day - but be early as normal security vehicle checks are operating

  • Wintermar JFS Zoo Race, Ragunan Zoo: Sunday, May 29th

 

Please be sure to get to each race in good time – about 45 minutes before the start so that you have time to warm up. 5km start - 6:45am: 100m (Kids' Dash) - 7:30am : 2.5km Fun Run 7:45am Medal Presentation: 8:15am

How to enter
You must buy your race bib at www.sukaoutdoor.com from their shop:
Sukaoutdoor, The Darmawangsa Square Lantai 2 No. 6 & 9,
Jl. Dharmawangsa VIII No.34,
Jakarta Selatan 12160
Phone:+62 21 72787280
Opening Hours: 9am to 9 pm

Entry Price

  • For any single 5km Race in the series: IDR 200,000 per single race
  • For all 4 races a package price: IDR 600,000
  • For any Fun Run: IDR 100,000 per single race

 

Register before the Race – using your Voucher Code
You must register yourself and your bib number using the Voucher Code supplied - please visit the registration site https://indorace.com/jrs2016/

 

JFS sprints into 2016 with a smart new club colours!

Cheryl Koesdjojo has taken the initiative and organised our new official running apparel – well done Cheryl! The order including size range has been sent to the supplier and we hope to announce availability shortly – so watch this space!

For men there is a singlet and for ladies a chic sleeved running top – one for each member already signed up and paid up for 2016 – so please make sure you have paid your dues – and we look forward to a ‘road test’ of the smart new club livery soon at the Zoo and various events round town.

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JFS New Member Registration

We are getting plenty of interest in our Membership Network. Why not register today to be a member. Paid up members get password access to the membership network area. Fees can be paid at any of our weekly runs to Andy Roby or Agnes Safford. Rp 300,000 for individual & Rp 500,000 for family membership.

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Weekly Runs

  • SATURDAY ZOO RUN

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    We run Saturday morning in Ragunan Zoo at 6:30am. This run us on a 5km loop and suitable for runners of all abilities and ages

    Information

    There are two ways to reach our starting point for the 6.30 am Saturday Zoo Run:
    • Stop a Blue Bird taxi and ask the driver for "Kebun Binatang Ragunan"
    • Consult these maps and ask - everyone knows the Zoo!
  • SUNDAY RUN

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    Start from Grand Lucky Supermarket intersection (Sudirman SCBD Lot 12 across from the Energy building) at 6:00am. This is a long distance run of approximate distance 16-25km. Runners should be able to maintain a pace of 5:30-6:00min/km for Sunday runs.
  • WEEKDAYS with the Senayan Striders!
    Come join this group!


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    Senopati to Gelora Bung Karno for circuits a group run from the junction of Jl. Senopati south of SCBD at 06:00 Tuesday and Thursday
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