17 Feb 2017
- By Junhan B. Todiño - email@example.com - Variety News Staff
TO promote a healthy lifestyle, the Rotary Club of Saipan will hold the “McFun Run” this Saturday.
Club resident Ivan Ilmov said the event is co-sponsored by McDonald’s Saipan which has committed to donate $3,000.
“We encourage members of the community to participate in the event,” Ilmov said, adding that the first 300 pre-registered participants will get an “I’m Lovin’ It” t-shirt.
The first 100 paid-registrants who show up at the assembly site will get a pair of Ronald McDonald’s socks.
Ilmov also encourages business establishments to support the event, saying the registration fee for a corporate team is only $150 for 10 individuals or $15 each for participating personnel.
A $300 cash prize will be given to the school that gets the first 100 paid registered participants, and there will also be raffle prizes at the end of the event.
Participants have two options —the 5K and 10K races for males and females in the following age categories: 19 and under; 20 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; and 50 and over.
The 5K route will start at the Carolinian Utt in Garapan and continue to Star Water then back to the starting line while the 10K route is from the Carolinian Utt to Oleai Bar & Grill and returning to the starting point.
On-site registration starts at 5 a.m. and the race will begin at 6:15 a.m.
Registration forms are available at the McDonald’s main office in Dandan and at the Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems Inc. office and Megabyte on Middle Road.
Rotarian Marcia Ayuyu, owner and operator of McDonald’s, said the proceeds will help support the Rotary Club of Saipan’s community projects which include the children’s playground in Kagman, the distribution of free dictionaries and other community services.
“We like to find ways to promote health, and this is one of the ways to get out and exercise,” she said, referring to McFun Run.
Ayuyu is hoping that other businesses will support it because “it’s for a good cause.”