The 6th Sporting event to take place in Gili Trawangan, the Gili Strong Triathlon was a big success. The registration fees collected from 28 teams and 35 individuals amounted to 10.6 million rupiah, with all of it going towards the NGO. This is because the local government provided the prize money, and local businesses provided prizes. A raffle was also held, which raised another 12.8 million rupiah. Also, their pop-up eco market stall was at the Gili Festival (a 3-day event after the triathlon) and in total it made 3.7 million rupiah.
Participants starting the swimming part of the race (Image courtesy of Panca Nugraha)
This money will go towards purchasing 1 or 2 second-hand rubbish collection trucks for the island’s daily rubbish collection and renting an excavator to relocated rubbish off an access road to a dump on the island.
Here is the more detailed post on the NGO website: