About Dieng Ultra
Welcome to Dieng Ultra Trail Running Race.
The race is located at Dieng Plateau, Central Java that is well known as must visit tourism destination in Indonesia. The name ‘dieng’ which literally translates as ‘abode of the Gods’ says all you need to know about this collection small ancient temples set in the remarkable volcanic landscape of the Dieng Plateau. Running here and you will be transported back to ancient times. The temples are remnants from the glorious period of the Hindu empire in Java dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries. Standing on a plateau 2,000 meters (6,500 ft) above sea level, it is the extraordinary setting of these temples which make them most remarkable.
You will experience running unlike anywhere in Indonesia, from the bubbling mudholes at Kawah Sikidang crater, brightly colored Sulphur lakes of Telaga Warna, a stunning view across the highland from Mt. Prau and catch the best sunrise in Asia from Sikunir hill.
The race intentionally held in month of August, it is the time where its best time to visit the plateau as its offer you with two amazing views of the sunrise, a ‘golden’ and a ‘silver’ sunrise. This double sunrise is a unique natural phenomenon. August also the month where it’s the coldest period where it’s one of the only places in Java where you can see ice forming on the highlands.
If you come with non-runners, such as family and friends it’s the best location for everyone, even the drive to the plateau offers impressive sights. On the way up, visitors will pass through tobacco plantations and beautiful mountain scenery.
The Dieng people are used to visitors and warmly welcome travelers to the region.
We are looking forward to seeing you here at Dieng. The race is 29-30 August, save date!
If you want to know more details about the race and enjoy reading, please download Dieng Ultra Race Guide on this link.
Dieng Ultra Race Director