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Posted on Dec 29 2005

CHRISTMAS ISLAND RELAY TOMORROW

The Northern Marianas Athletics will host the 24th Annual Christmas Island Relay tomorrow.

The event will begin at 5:30am at the Pacific Islands Club parking lot and will end at the Last Command Post in Marpi.

Registration for the 13.7-mile course begins at 5am at the start area.

Each team, which consists of five members, must switch runners every mile. It is also required that each team has at least one female participant or a participant who is under the age of 16 or in the senior division. Prior to competing, all teams must pay a fee of $25.

Each team must also have a transportation vehicle that will be used to transport runners to their posts.

Individuals determined to run the course as a soloist can do so at a fee of $10.

For more information, contact Elias Rangamar at 664-2502, NMA president Kurt Barnes at 235-5853, or treasurer Robin Sapong at 235-6500.

Micro Games tops discussion for Jan. 5 NMASA meeting

Preparations for the upcoming Micronesian Games will be the hot topic during Thursday’s monthly Northern Marianas Amateur Sports Association meeting.

The meeting begins at 6:30pm at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium conference room, and representatives from the various sports that will be featured in the quadrennial event are encouraged to participate, as important issues will be discussed.

In previous meetings, NMASA president Michael White has requested that teams submit the names of their respective coaches.

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