Saipan Marathon offline registration for NMI/US until March 6

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(MVA) — Online registration is closed for Saipan Marathon 2020 on March 14 in the Marianas, but CNMI/USA registrants may register in person at the Marianas Visitors Authority office in San Jose, Saipan, through March 6 at 5 p.m. For residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the USA, the full marathon is $55, the half marathon/10K/5K at $45, and for students with valid student i.d., $30.

Saipan Marathon 2020 is an annual signature event of the Marianas Visitors Authority aimed at drawing visitors and media attention to the destination. This year’s event adds a 5K course to its 10K, half marathon, and full marathon repertoire.

“So far, we have hundreds of registrants already signed up for the marathon, and we invite CNMI residents and USA registrants to take advantage of these last few days to register and join all the fun and festivities on March 14,” said lead event coordinator and MVA community projects specialist Ed Diaz.

Powerade returns this year as exclusive sponsor, and Skymark Airlines, which provides direct daily flights from Tokyo to Saipan, is a Platinum sponsor, along with IT&E. Hyatt Regency Saipan has signed on as a gold sponsor, and silver sponsors are Budget Car Rental Saipan, Coca-Cola/Foremost, Grandvrio Resort Saipan, Saipan Apparel, Saipan Plant Center, and Subway.

Supporters include Northern Marianas Athletics, the Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Memorial Park, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the Division of Parks and Recreation and Hawaiian Rock Products.

Saipan Marathon is certified by the International Association of Athletic Federations through the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races. Valid photo id is required to register. Registration includes the awards banquet, a finishers t-shirt, and a certificate of completion. Those who registered by Feb. 14, 2020, will have their names included in the official 2020 Saipan Marathon booklet and on the finishers photo backdrop and will receive a personalized race bib.

The race start will start and finish at American Memorial Park, starting at 4:30 a.m. for the full marathon, at 5:30 a.m. for the half marathon, at 5:45 a.m. for the 10K, and at 6 a.m. for the 5K. The cut-off time for the full marathon will be 8:30 a.m. at the half-way point. There is no cut-off time for the half marathon, 10K or 5K.

All competitors are required to pick up their race packets on March 13, 2020, at American Memorial Park. Pickup times are 3-4 p.m. for team/groups/tour groups/etc. and 4-6 p.m. for individuals only.

For more information, visit the Marianas Calendar at or contact MVA community projects specialist Ed Diaz at 664-3210 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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