Yutu 5K Holiday Fun Run on Dec. 29

Posted on Dec 18 2018

Runners will race along Beach Road later this month, as the Marianas Visitors Authority holds the Yutu 5K Holiday Fun Run on Dec. 29. (Contributed Photo)

As part of the #MarianasSTRONG Yearend Celebration at the Paseo de Marianas, the Marianas Visitors Authority will hold the Yutu 5K Holiday Fun Run on Dec. 29.

The race will be held at 5pm from the pedestrian mall flagpole south along Beach Road to the former Wendy’s restaurant and back. The first 100 registrants will receive a holiday hat and the first 100 finishers will get a Yutu 5K Holiday Fun Run T-shirt. A special prize will be awarded to the best holiday costume. Registration opens at 4pm

“The #MarianasSTRONG Year End Celebration is going to be a great time for residents and visitors to celebrate the holidays, and the Yutu 5K Fun Run is going to be a great opportunity to show our holiday spirit in a fun way,” said MVA community projects manager Martin Duenas.

“All the registration fees from the race will go to Karidat Social Services to assist with the continued recovery efforts following Super Typhoon Yutu. Registration is only a $1 (minimum donation), but of course, larger donations are welcome,” he added.

The #MarianasSTRONG Yearend Celebration is intended to mark the resiliency and recovery of the Marianas after the Commonwealth was hit by Super Typhoon Yutu late October. The annual Mochitsuki Festival, featuring the Japanese traditional pounding of rice in preparation for the New Year, will highlight the event. Other festivities from 5pm to 10pm will include live entertainment, food sales, games and more. Activities will include food and drink sales, free mochi-tasting, free bouncy house for children, one free round of yoyo play, and one free Saipan-da pencil while supplies last.

T-shirts will be given away for each donation of $15 or more, while supplies last.

Partnering with the MVA to put on the event are PDM Promoters, Japanese Society of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Japanese Northern Marianas Descent Association.

For more information, visit The Marianas Calendar at www.mymarianas.com or contact the MVA community projects divisions at communityprojects@mymarianas.com or 1.670.664.3210. (PR)

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