GMBAer in Taroko Marathon – Run for Your Dream





誠如今年馬拉松的主題所言,我們這群熱愛跑步的人,總是渴望為夢想而奔跑。除了參加這類比賽之外,我們還加入GMBA Running G和EMBA門外社的兩個跑步社團,平時有空就會一起跑步,一同訓練。長跑不僅是一種身體鍛煉,也是一種精神實踐,參與馬拉松賽跑更是被認為就讀台大GMBA的另一種比喻。就如Christopher Reeve所說:「 起初,有太多的夢想看似不可能達成,接著變得不大可能實現。然而,在我們下定決心後,實現夢想將是必然。」這不僅僅是身為馬拉松選手的精神,更是GMBA的座右銘。

Imaging running through a canyon surrounded by falling water reflecting the exquisite green hues of the vast surroundings. This is the best way to describe being a Taroko marathon runner in Hualien. From the Central Cross-lsland Highway to Tian Xiang, from flat land to mountainous canyons, this is the only canyon racetrack in the world.

On November 2, 2019, it was a chill Sunday morning when eight GMBAers and their families joined this fabulous run. This year, runners were from 35 countries, and GMBA contributed 7 countries, including Japan, Thailand, Haiti, China, Switzerland, Mongolia, and Taiwan. Although we were in different groups, Happy Marathon (5km), Leisure Marathon (12km), and Half Marathon (21km), we all enjoyed the beautiful and magnificent Taroko Gorge along the running trail and cheered for one another.

Just like the marathon theme of this year, we run lovers are keen to run for our dreams. We all believe that long-distance running is not only a physical exercise but also a spiritual practice. Attending big race events once a year is not enough anymore; most of us have also joined GMBA running G and EMBA outdoor club in our leisure time. Running marathons can be seen as an analogy for studying GMBA at NTU. As said by Christopher Reeve, “so many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” This is the spirit of GMBA and marathon runners.


GMBAers and their family joined the marathon this year.


GMBA students won the prize.