The Triathlon Association of the CNMI fully supports the staging of the Saipan Marathon this Saturday and Tagaman Triathlon the following weekend.
TRAC believes the safety measures implemented by both the federal and local government are enough to move forward with these two big events.
“Tagaman is the USA Triathlon-sanctioned event. On the part of the local organizing committee, TRAC has plans in place in accordance with USA Triathlon guidelines. We will have a brief press conference on March 19 and only members of the media will be invited to join some of the participants,” TRAC said in a statement.
TRAC has also rearranged the schedule of race briefing and race kits pickup on March 20 from 2pm to 6pm at Kanoa Resort. Instead of the usual random pickup of kits, the schedule will be according to groups; 2pm-3:30pm (for Korean speaking participants), 3pm-4:30pm (for Japanese), and 4:30pm-6pm (for English).
“Aside from advising everyone to observe strict personal hygiene and less physical contact, participants, as well as all the other related personnel in the event will be provided with hand sanitizers, alcohol, and antiseptic wipes during pre and post-race activities,” TRAC said.
Tagaman Triathlon is the longest-running race in the Western Pacific with its inaugural edition held on March 12, 1988. The event is still open for registration and deadline to sign up is on March 18.
The Tagaman Triathlon’s major sponsors are Kanoa Resort as the official hotel, Tan Siu Lin Foundation, Skymark Airlines, DFS T Galleria, IT&E, Triple J Enterprises, Hyatt Regency, Brabu Pharmacy, and MARPAC. Other sponsors are Bridge Capital LLC, Saipan Ice & Water, Marianas Variety, Fiesta Resort & Spa, KFC Triathlon, Neo Timing System, Marianas Health, NMI Cycling Federation, Hawaiian Rock Products, J’s Restaurant, RVN Construction, and volunteers from Grace Christian Academy.
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