Walk for Mom entices hundreds


The annual Walk for Mom event gained the participation of hundreds of moms and daughters.

Last Saturday men and women of all ages gathered at the Minachom Atdao Pavilion to partake in the 5-kilometer Walk for Mom.

The Walk for Mom is an event celebrated in accordance to Women’s Health Month. The event was organized by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in conjunction with Stellar Marianas to encourage moms as well as the community to stay active.

The event offered free blood pressure and blood sugar check, anemia screening, activities for moms and their children, and of course the 5K walk for a mere $10 registration fee. Gift certificates were also awarded to the first male and female to complete the walk in the 55-and-up category, 18-54 category, under 17, and under 12.

In the 55-and-up category, Chang Whang Jang was the first male to finish, completing the walk in 20 minutes and 15 second. Jang was later joined by his counterpart, Winnie Lee, who finished in 44 minutes and 17 seconds.

In the 18-54 category, Kosuke Sato was first male to complete the walk in this category. He completed the walk in 17 minutes and 49 seconds. Sakisat Eda, who completed the walk in 20 minutes and 21 seconds, later joined Sato.

For the under 17 category, Xinshi Hang completed the walk in 19 minutes and 18 seconds and was later joined by his female counterpart, Tania Tan, who completed the race in 18 minutes and 45 seconds.

In the under 12 category, Yulia Suda completed the walk in 31 minutes and was soon joined by male counterpart William Epely who completed the walk in 34 minutes.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Bautista Esmores has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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