Mount Lawu, or Gunung Lawu, is a massive compound stratovolcano straddling the border between East Java and Central Java, Indonesia. This mountain has a varied path with well known favorite path among hikers are Cemoro Kandang, Cemoro Sewu dan Candi Cetho. Our last series at Mt. Lawu will take you to experience all of the 3 main course, bringing you the beauty of Javanese most sacred mountain. No mountain in Indonesia is considered as mystical as Mount Lawu, for this reason, runners or climbers are supposed to whisper to the mountain and ask its permission whenever they need something – say, to relieve themselves, for example. Swearing or cursing is strictly forbidden.
According to Javanese legend, the mountain is the final resting place of the last king of the Majapahit Empire, Prabu Brawijaya V – although his body has never been found.
Many mountaineers climb this mountain to adore the green scenic view, with lovely Edelweiss flowers on its top, and the challenging beauty of the dead crater, southward of the peak, locally known as Kawah Kuning (yellow crater). The highest peak is hilly plain, known as Argo Dumilah, where a "Tri-angular Pole" is erected, a must “selfie” spot for runners.
All Goat Run participants will also be awarded a natural panorama and will traverse some tourist attractions such as waterfalls, tea gardens, temples, savanna and other fields. On clear sunny days, you can enjoy the surrounding view of central Java famous mountain such as Merapi, Merbabu and East Java mountains such as Arjuno, Welirang and Semeru.
The entire race activity will concentrated at Tawangmangu, race pack collection and briefing will located at Tawangmangu, as it has plenty of accommodation which is probably worth to spend your race week in Tawangmangu. If you decide to spend the weeks at more crowed area, is only about an hour’s bus ride from the city of Solo or Karanganyar. A little further east is the little town of Sarangan which has a lake and has been a popular retreat at weekends since Dutch colonial days. In clear weather, Gunung Lawu can be seen from the lake.