Saipan Marathon registration deadline on April 10

Japanese comedians join the fun

Runners are reminded not to miss Friday’s registration deadline for the 10th Saipan Marathon on April 25, 2015.

The Marianas Visitors Authority will close registration at 5pm on Friday, April 10, to ensure adequate preparations are made for the hundreds of local and international runners signed up to participate.

“The Saipan Marathon is our largest annual race, and we’re working hard to ensure everything goes smoothly,” said MVA Community Projects manager Martin Duenas. “We invite everyone who enjoys running to come out and join the fun.”

The “fun” will include the participation of at least eight Japanese comedians, including long-time supporter Kanpei Hazama. He will be joined this year by Shoji Murakami, Tamura Kenji, FUJIWARA, Total Tenbos, Kentaro Uno, Izumono Okuni and Moriyasu Ban Ban Bigaro.

“The Saipan Marathon is race…and also something like a party,” said Duenas. “Many runners opt to wear costumes or other unique attire. We’re looking forward to a great race again this year.”

The 10th Saipan Marathon will feature marathon, half-marathon, 10K, and 50K courses.

Registration for the 50K and marathon is $65 for U.S. and NMI participants, and $55 for half-marathon and 10K participants. Registration will include the awards banquet, a finishers T-shirt, and a certificate of completion.

The start will take place at the American Memorial Park at 4am for the 50K and the Marathon, at 5am for the half-marathon, and at 5:45am for the 10K. The cut-off time for the 50K and marathon will be 8:30am at the halfway point in front of Bridge Capital in Garapan.

All competitors are required to pick up their race packets on April 24, 2015, at American Memorial Park, without exception.

Entry forms are available at the MVA office located on Beach Road in San Jose or on the MVA official website Event Calendar at For more information contact Ed Diaz at the MVA at 664-3210 or through email at (MVA)

Jun Dayao Dayao
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