Full Event Details
Pricing from: US$1,450 to US$2,490
Individual fundraising target: US$2,500
(100% of which goes directly to our award winning charity partner Bali Children Foundation who partner with environmentally focussed community groups on the island to build a recycling infrastructure)
Dates: 9-13 December 2019
4 nights (shared room) accommodation at 5 * Alila Seminyak (1 night), & luxury boutique hotel on Lembongan.
Exclusive opening with impact partners at Ijen, Potato Head
3 days hospitality at Sandy Bay
Welcome lunch & Team breakfasts at The Sandy Bay Beach Club
Team Celebration Dinner at luxury beach side villa
Race entry & logistics
Fast boat transport to and from Sanur, Bali
Personalised event apparel, race medal and full access to professional event photography
Accommodation & Hospitality
Boutique hotel: Shared room US$1,450 / Single room US$1,750 (limited availability)
Luxury boutique hotel: Shared room US$1,650 / Single room US$1,950
Luxury villa: Shared room US$1,750 / Single room US$1,990
Luxury beach side villa: Shared room US$1,990 / Single room US$2,490
Detailed event schedule
Monday 9 December
THE ALILA SEMINYAK, BALI
15:00 - 18:00
Check-in to your room and take time to relax, enjoy the beach, pool, gym or bar as your team mates start to arrive from around the world.
18:00 - 21:00
WELCOME DINNER & PARTNER RECEPTION
Meet the key participants in the event, impact partners and team mates, join a welcome reception and dinner while you get to know the great people you will be sharing this unique experience with. From former Olympians and world champions to total newcomers, Bali Hope teams create an extraordinary level of camaraderie and support.
Tuesday 10 December
THE ALILA, SEMINYAK
08:00 - 10:00
Enjoy breakfast and a relaxing morning before we head to Nusa Lembongan. There will be time for a massage, last minute shopping in Sanur or a lie-in.
11:30 - 13:30
FAST BOAT TRANSFER TO LEMBONGAN
Private fast boat transport to Nusa Lembongan. Check in to your villa or hotel and start to survey the route and get to know Lembongan.
Wednesday 11 December
NUSA LEMBONGAN, BALI
08:00 - 12:30
Wake up and acclimatise after joining your team mates for a delicious breakfast and the early morning calm at our base at Sandy Bay Beach Club. Whether you have chosen a luxury beachside villa or a hotel all our accommodation is to an excellent standard with access to swimming pools.
12:30 - 16:30
Welcome the other participants joining for the 3 day event at a team lunch at Sandy Bay.
In the afternoon we visit the community recycling centre and education programmes you have fundraised for. Meet the children whose lives you have helped to transform and witness the improvements being made to the recycling infrastructure that protects this island.
This is a great chance to share the impact made with the friends and family who will have supported your fundraising. .
17:00 - 17:30
Our team come together for a traditional Balinese blessing to bring good luck for the event. The local culture and tradition, and the welcome provided by the people of Bali is part of what keeps bringing people back to these islands. Engaging with the long standing customs is something we take pride in and know to be an experience you will greatly enjoy.
18:00 - 19:00
Join a pre-race briefing with our race director & safety team. Needless to say we take your safety seriously and given the race involves open roads and some tides, a full understanding of the conditions and the support we have available is important.
Thursday - Race day 12 December
NUSA LEMBONGAN, BALI
6:30 - 7:30
Make the most of the delicious buffet breakfast at Sandy Bay Beach Club before being transported to the start-line.
In 2018 we started the race from a boat and while the route is being upgraded for 2019 it is likely we will repeat our choice of start line. The route will include approximately 20km on foot and 4km of swimming.
12:30 - 13:00
FINISH LINE EVENT
Prize giving & award ceremony at Sandy Bay Beach Club. Every participant is celebrated at our finish line event with personalised medals providing a thank you for your contribution and commitment to making change happen.
13:00 - 18:00
CELEBRATE & RELAX
Enjoy a pool side lunch with your team mates and reflect on your race and what you achieved together. Our content team will be sharing extensive professional photography of the entire 5-days to ensure your experience is captured and available to you.
18:00 - 22:00
We have arranged a private dinner celebration for the team at a 5* beach side villa. The connections and bonds you will have made on the 5 days will, just like the positive impact of you fund-raising, last a long time and we are keen to make sure you get a chance to celebrate in style.
Friday 13 December
NUSA LEMBONGAN, BALI
08:00 - 09:00
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Sandy Bay before preparing to check-out.
10:00 - 11:00
BEACH CLEAN UP
To mark the end of the event we join our community partners and team mates for a beach clean up event before departures & farewells. In 2018 our beach clean-up alone lead to great improvements for the community and we look forward to sharing this uplifting experience with you.
12:00 - 13:00
Private fast boat transport back to Bali and transfers to the airport or your next destination if you are making a longer holiday of your Bali Hope experience.
Accommodation & Hospitality
As you can see in the images below all the accommodation options are excellent. All team meals on Lembongan will be at Sandy Bay Beach Club except the Celebration Dinner which will take place at a luxury beach side villa.
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Bali Hope participants are welcome to bring a partner, friend or family member to join us on the 5-day experience.
What’s provided for each Bali Hope team member:
Membership of one of the most positive, inspirational and supportive communities possible
High end accommodation, transfers, transport & full board for the duration of the Bali Hope event
Access to professional photography of the event
Fundraising advice & support
Personalised fundraising page
Personalised nutritional support at fixed aid stations
Exclusive apparel and 2019 event medal
An experience you will never forget
Why is the event 5 days?
Bali Hope events are focussed around building communities of extraordinary people from around the world. 5 days allows us time and space to connect as a group, visit the community we are supporting and celebrate our achievement.
Many of our team members will travel to Bali from Europe or North America and it is important to have time to acclimatise.
Can I bring a partner and/or children?
Of course. Partners and children are most welcome. In 2018 on our ultra marathon we had 4 young people with us, including one young adult who joined our support crew. Witnessing a team of adults from around the world making change happen for a disadvantaged community can only be a positive experience for a young person.
Can I join the swimrun but not the rest of the week?
Unfortunately not. The integrity of our swimrun team, our shared experience and our itinerary means this is not possible.
What is your advice if I have never joined a swimrun before?
The route is designed to be challenging but accessible for anyone with a decent level of fitness. We do recommend researching swimrun and the standard equipment required.
What level of support do you provide?
Participant safety on this ocean & road race is our key priority. With this in mind we have a highly-experienced health and safety director, emergency medical back-up, and trained first aiders in both fixed and mobile-aid stations.
What insurance do I need?
Every participant will need travel and medical insurance covering endurance sports.
What is your advice on fundraising?
Critical factors on successful fundraising include starting early to raise awareness of what you are doing, the impact it will make and the training commitment required, and then follow this up with personal messages to friends, family and your broader network.
We believe US$2,500 is very achievable and together we can make a real impact in helping to educate a new generation on this island and help the community to develop a recycling infrastructure that will protect their island.
Our charity partner also provides each team with personal support on their fundraising campaign.