The last day to registration for Saipan Marathon 2022 half-marathon, 10K, and 5K is Friday, April 1, at 11:59pm. The event, organized by the Marianas Visitors Authority in partnership with Northern Marianas Athletics, is slated for Saturday, April 9, 2022, in The Marianas.
To date, 94 individuals have registered for the race. Registration is open at www.raceroster.com and fees are $55 for all three courses for both international and resident participants. Special rates for CNMI students only with valid student identification are $40 for the 10K and 5K.
All participants will receive a finisher’s T-shirt, a certificate of completion via email, and entry to the awards banquet at 5pm on race day at Aqua Resort Club.
“With the strong support of Northern Marianas Athletics, we are looking forward to another seamless and fun race this year,” said MVA Community Projects manager Martin Duenas. “We encourage everyone planning to join to make sure they don’t miss Friday’s deadline, as no late registration will be accepted. Join us, and let’s up Saipan Marathon back on the racing map!”
The event is sponsored by Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands. In-kind contributors are Century Hotel, Serenity Hotel, and Aqua Resort Club Saipan. Aid stations will be provided by Saipan World Resort, Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Triathlon Association of the CNMI, IT&E, Aqua Resort Club Saipan, Kensington Hotel Saipan, Coral Ocean Resort, and Pacific Islands Club Saipan. Supporters are Dept. of Public Safety, Dept. of Public Works, American Memorial Park, Division of Fire & Emergency Medical Services, Div. of Parks & Recreation, and Marianas Health Services.
The race follows some of Saipan’s most scenic roadways, starting and ending at Micro Beach and American Memorial Park and providing stunning views of the azure blue lagoon along the Beach Road. Race packet pick-up will be available on April 8, 2022, from 5pm to 6:30pm at the American Memorial Park amphitheater. Start time on April 9 is 5:45am for the half-marathon, 6am for the 10K, and 6:10am for the 5K.
Awards will be presented to the Top 3 overall male and Female finishers for the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. In addition, only the first place male and female finishers in their respective age division category will receive an award. There will be no age divisions for the 5K Run.
The race is a World Athletics™-AIMS Certified Course, as World Athletics™ has agreed to extend the measurement certificates for another 12 months for the Saipan Half Marathon and 10K.
For more information, visit The Marianas Calendar at www.mymarianas.com or contact MVA Community Projects coordinator Ed Diaz at 1.670.664.3210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (PR)