Saipan Marathon opens online registration

Runners can now register online at www.webscorer.com for Saipan Marathon 2018 on March 10, 2018.

The Marianas Visitors Authority has opened online registration and encourages all runners to register by the early bird deadline of Feb. 12, 2018, for the best price and to guarantee inclusion in the official race booklet.

Saipan Marathon 2018 will again include a 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, and 50K Ultra Marathon courses.

Two separate registration pages are open and participants should register under their respective page at www.webscorer.com by searching Race ID No. 122827 for SAIPAN MARATHON 2018 (US & CNMI) registration or Race ID No. 122811 for SAIPAN MARATHON 2018 (INTERNATIONAL) registration.

Also, for the first time, three registration dates will be set to encourage early registration. Early registration by Feb. 12, 2018, for the 50K and marathon is $55 for U.S. and CNMI participants, and $45 for half-marathon and 10K participants. The fee for high school and junior high school students will be $30 (student ID required). Those who register by Feb. 12, 2018, will be included in the event booklet.

Registration by Feb. 23, 2018, for the 50K and marathon is $65 for U.S. and CNMI participants, and $55 for half-marathon and 10K participants. The fee for high school and junior high school students will be $40.

Registration by March 8, 2018, for the 50K and marathon is $95 for U.S. and CNMI participants, and $85 for half-marathon and 10K participants. The fee for high school and junior high school students will be $55. The last day to register for the event will be on March 8, 2018.

Registration will include the awards banquet, a finishers T-shirt, and a certificate of completion.

“For convenience of on- and off-island participants, the MVA is pleased to make online registration available in English for the first time this year,” said MVA managing director Christopher A. Concepcion. “For many year, we have registered participants online in Japan, where a majority of runners have come from. We now expand that convenience to our English- speaking markets. Furthermore, we anticipate that all future sporting events organized by the MVA will offer this option. We encourage everyone to register by the early bird deadline of Feb. 12 for the best price.”

All competitors are required to pick up their race packets in person on March 9, 2018, from 4pm to 6pm at American Memorial Park, without exception. The start will start and finish at American Memorial Park, starting at 4:30am for the 50K Ultra Marathon, at 5am for the Full Marathon, at 5:30am for the Half Marathon, and at 6am for the 10K. The cut-off time for the 50K and marathon will be 9:30am near the intersection of Navy Hill and Chalan Pale Arnold Road.

Cash payments only are being accepted at the MVA office located in on Beach Road in San Jose, Saipan. For a direct link to the online registration site or for more information, contact MVA Community Projects specialist Ed Diaz at 1(670) 664-3210 or email ediaz@mymarianas.com. (MVA)

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