The Saipan Marathon 2021, originally scheduled for March, has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Marianas Visitors Authority announced the postponement yesterday, citing coronavirus concerns and the anticipated low demand for travel.
“Saipan has been able to minimize coronavirus infection with a strict entry requirement for all passengers, including a five-day quarantine period, and strong community cooperation with social distancing, mask-wearing, and handwashing,” said MVA managing director Priscilla Iakopo. “We are grateful these measures have help prevent any community spread in the last five months in The Marianas.
We will continue to monitor how the coronavirus and travel situation develops over the coming months.
Last year, MVA still managed to hold the Saipan Marathon and 540 athletes took part in the event, which included a marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K.
For more information, visit the MVA website at www.mymarianas.com. (MVA)