Online registration for Saipan Marathon 2020 will be closed on March 14, but CNMI/U.S. registrants may register in person at the Marianas Visitors Authority office in San Jose, Saipan until Mar. 6 at 5pm.
For CNMI and U.S. residents, registration fee for full Marathon is $55 and $45 for the half marathon/10K/5K, while students with valid ID will pay only $30.
Saipan Marathon is an annual signature event of the MVA aimed at drawing visitors and media attention to the destination. This year’s event adds a 5K course.
“So far, we have hundreds already signed up for the marathon, and we invite CNMI residents and U.S. registrants to take advantage of these last few days to register and join all the fun and festivities on March 14,” said lead event coordinator and MVA Community Projects specialist Ed Diaz.
Powerade returns this year as exclusive sponsor, while Skymark Airlines, which provides direct daily flights from Tokyo to Saipan, is a platinum sponsor, along with IT&E. Hyatt Regency Saipan has signed on as a gold sponsor, and silver sponsors are Budget Car Rental Saipan, Coca-Cola/Foremost, Grandvrio Resort Saipan, Saipan Apparel, Saipan Plant Center, and Subway. Supporters include Northern Marianas Athletics, Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Memorial Park, Dept. of Public Safety, Dept. of Public Works, Dept. of Fire and Emergency Services, Div. of Parks and Grounds, and Hawaiian Rock Products.
Saipan Marathon is certified by the International Association of Athletic Federations through the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.
Valid photo ID is required to register. Registration fees include the awards banquet, a finishers T-shirt, and a certificate of completion.
The race will start and end at the American Memorial Park. The full marathon will kick off at 4:30am; 5:30am is for the half marathon; 5:45am for the 10K; and at 6am for the 5K. The cut-off time for the full marathon will be 8:30am at the halfway point. There is no cut-off time for the other courses.
All competitors are required to pick up their race packets on March 13 at the AMP from 3pm to 4pm for team/groups/tour groups/etc. and from 4pm to 6pm for individuals.
For more information, visit The Marianas Calendar at www.mymarianas.com or contact Diaz at 1-670-664-3210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (MVA)