E1 – KONQER ENDURO OCR CHAMPIONSHIP

KONQER debuts its first-ever OCR championship event in Rota. Who could have imagined that the “World’s Friendliest Island” would become the backdrop of our most challenging, most savage, endurance event?

This race is an “invitational” with 20 slots open for the solo (male or female) division and 20 slots open for a 3-person relay division. The objective of this race is simple — first to cross the finish line, wins!

The race will consist of a 16K (10 miles) Off-Road Run, 3.8K (2.5 mile) Open Ocean Swim and 10 Crushing Obstacles for both solo and relay participants.

If you are forming a relay team, we highly recommend putting together a team with people who dominate in a respective area. This means one strong runner, one strong swimmer and one agile ninja!

Top Enduro Solo finisher will receive $1,000.00 while the top Enduro Relay Team will receive $3,000.00.

Registration must be completed no later than August 15th. There will be no event day registration for the Enduro competition.

Post the Enduro event, a “Just-For-Fun” obstacles sprints challenge will open to the general public. This open play session will continue for 3 hours or until sunset (whichever comes first). There will be no fee but all participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to entering the course and trying out the obstacle structures.

Presented by Marianas Visitors Authority,, Bank of Guam, APL and Coors Light
Sponsored by: IT&E, GoPro, DR Safety

Register at www.KONQERSPORTS.com
Inquiries can be emailed to support@konqersports.com

Rota Coconut Festival

Rota, renowned among the islands of The Marianas for its untouched nature beauty and warm island hospitality, is gearing up to welcome visitors for the 5th Rota Coconut Festival on Sept. 13-14, 2019.

The Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) is excited to partner again this year with the Rota Mayor’s Office on the exciting Rota Coconut Festival, which will provide visitors a truly unique and friendly experience on the beautiful island of Rota.  Rota is renowned for its unspoiled natural environment, so it is a more than fitting venue for this celebratory tribute to the staple of Pacific island living – the coconut tree.

The event will feature educational displays and demonstrations related to the coconut, entertainment, games, a Coconut Scavenger Hunt, and a variety of live cooking competitions on site such as the “manha titiyas” (tortillas made with young coconut), “ahu” (soup made with young coconut), coconut candy,  and “bunelos manha” (doughnuts made with young coconut).

Additional details will be announced shortly.  For more information, contact the Rota Mayor’s Office at 1.670.532.9451 or Field Supervisor Sandra Atalig of the MVA at 1.670.532.0327 or satalig@mymarianas.com or visit www.facebook.com/mymarianas.

KONQER Rota Competition Callout

KONQER, Guam’s original obstacle course race (OCR), continues its expansion across Micronesia with the first-ever Enduro Championship (E1) event on Rota on September 14, according to KONQER chief experience officer Kaz Endo.

MVA, Jeju Air Host Russian Travel Agents

Media FAM(ilarization) tours to The Marianas have resumed in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu with Korea’s “Law of the Jungle” filming in Tinian and Rota over the last several days and more FAM tours anticipated after the re-opening of Saipan International Airport on Nov. 15, 2018.

Bisita Luta (Visit Rota)

Rota is gearing up to welcome visitors for three days of festivities during Bisita Luta on Oct. 4-6, 2018.

Bisita Luta (Visit Rota) will feature a fiesta, a fishing derby and more on the island renowned among The Marianas for its untouched nature beauty and warm island hospitality.

Most festivities will take place at Chamorro Village Park in Songsong.  On Oct. 4 (Thursday), there will be a Night Market and Street Dance Competition at 6:30 p.m. Fisherman participating in the next day’s Bud Light Fishing Derby will have an orientation in the evening.

The Bud Light Fishing Derby will kick off the following day (Oct. 5) hosted by Ambros Inc. This program welcomes fisher men and women from Rota, Guam, and Saipan who continue to participate in an annual basis.  This evening, Bisita Luta festivities include the Rota Wildlife Showcase, Bisita Luta Food Competition, and a Bisita Luta Concert that will feature bands from Guam and Saipan that will surely liven up the event grounds filled with dancing, great food, and lots of fun!

In honor of Songsong’s patron saint, the San Francisco de Borja Fiesta mass will be held on Oct. 6 (Saturday) at San Francisco de Borja Parish, followed by dinner and entertainment.  The Bud Light Fishing Derby will conclude that day, with awards presented at the fiesta grounds.

The weekend event is organized by the Rota Mayor’s Office with support from Rota Municipal Council, and Rota Legislative Delegation, in partnership with the San Francisco De Borja Fiesta Committee and Parish Council.

MVA members offering hotel and car rentals are Rota Resort & Country Club (1.670.532.1155), Valentino Hotel (1.670.532.8466), and Islander Car Rental (1.670.532.0901).  Additional accommodations are provided by Coral Garden Hotel, Bay View Hotel, Sunrise Motel, and Bed & Breakfast.

For more information, contact Special Asst. for Programs and Grants Aubry Hocog of the Rota Mayor’s Office at 1.670.532.9451 or aubryhocog@gmail.com or Field Operations Supervisor Sandra Atalig of the MVA at 1.670.532.0327 or satalig@mymarianas.com.

CANCELLED-4th Annual Coconut Festival: Guaha Niyok?

In order to focus resources on Typhoon Mangkhut recovery, the 4th Annual Rota Coconut Festival has been cancelled.

For more information, contact Special Asst. for Programs and Grants Aubry Hocog of the Rota Mayor’s Office at 1.670.532.9451 or aubryhocog@gmail.com or Field Supervisor Sandra Atalig of the MVA at 1.670.532.0327 or satalig@mymarianas.com.