3rd Annual Women’s 10K run tomorrow

Posted on Mar 17 2023

The 3rd Annual Women’s 10K Run 2023 is tomorrow, March 18, starting at 6am. Above shows some participants of the 2022 race pose for a group photo.(CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

​​In celebration of Women’s Month in the Marianas and Inter
national Women’s Day 2023, the Northern Marianas Athletics 3rd Annual Women’s 10K Run 2023 is set for tomorrow, March 18, starting at 6am.

The course will run through the Saipan Marathon course with the start and finish line at the Hyatt Regency Saipan parking lot in front of Club Elan.

In addition to the 10K run, there is also the new mixed female/male 5K Fun Run/Walk, along with a new distance of a women’s only 5K.

NMA general secretary Robin Sapong advises “motorists/the general public to be extra cautious while driving and apologies in advance for any inconvenience. We thank the community for their continuous support.”

The OneTime chip timing system will be used for this event. 

Race bib and shoe tag pick up is today, Friday, from 4:45pm to 6:45pm at the Oleai Sports Complex track and field and on race day at the start/finish line.

Sponsors, donors, and partners of the event are Marpac Michelob Ultra, Run Saipan, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Department of Public Safety, Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Triple J Inc. Saipan, IT&E, and volunteers.

There are currently 60 registered. If you’d like to join, click the link https://raceroster.com/events/2023/69846/nmi-10km-womens-run/

Dr. Lily Muldoon, medical director of the Division of Public Health at the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp., won gold in both the inaugural and 2nd Annual NMI Women’s 10K Run. 

In the first year, she crossed the finish line with a time of 43:42 and in the second year, crossed it at 43:49. Second to her in the 2022 race was Akiko Miller with 45:03 and Dixie Mendenhall with 48:33 finishing third.

Leigh Gases
Leigh Gases is the youngest reporter of Saipan Tribune and primarily covers community related news, but she also handles the utilities, education, municipal, and veterans beats. Contact Leigh at leigh_gases@saipantribune.com.
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