Marking 30 years of existence, the Tagaman triathlon is slated for March 30, 2019, on the island of Saipan in The Marianas.
Registration is available online at www.saipantriathlon.com or www.webscorer.com by searching the event name or Race ID 148748. The early bird registration fee through Dec. 31, 2018, is $80/solo and $180/team.
Tagaman is an annual signature event of the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA), aimed at attracting visiting athletes and media to the tropical shores of The Marianas. Organization is co-organized by MVA and Triathlon Association of the CNMI (TRAC).
With its 2K swim, 60K bike, and 1.5K bike, Tagaman is named for the ancient indigenous Chamorro chief Taga, renowned for his legendary feats of strength. Tagaman welcomes athletes of all levels and ages. The starting point and swim leg will be Kanoa Resort Saipan. Bikers will transition at Kilili Pavilion parking lot in Susupe, head south to Airport Rd., north to Banzai Cliff, and back south to Mina’chom Atdao Pavilion in Susupe for the finish line.
Cash prizes await the Top 3 finishers in the women’s and men’s open categories: $1,000 for 1st place, $700 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place. Medals will be awarded for the Age Group Division, team and individual finishers respectively.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, registration will jump to $120/solo and $200/relay team, while rates will again increase on Mar. 1, 2019, to $150/solo and $240/relay team. The last day to register is Mar. 28, 2019.
Early sponsors for the 30th Tagaman triathlon are Kanoa Resort Saipan as the official hotel of the 30th anniversary, Neo System as the official timer, KFC Triathlon Club of Japan, and Tri Tour of Korea.
Tagaman race series events to prepare for the main event will be announced in the coming months.
*All races start and finish at Micro Beach, American Memorial Park, Garapan, Saipan
4:30 a.m. Full Marathon Start
5:30 a.m. Half Marathon Start 6:00 a.m. 10K Start
Full Marathon (must be 16 years or older) $90.00
Half Marathon $60.00
US and CNMI Fees
Full Marathon (must be 16 years or older) $55.00 (Picture ID or Passport Required)
Half Marathon/10K $45.00
Students $30.00 (Picture ID or Passport Required)
For US and CNMI Registrants Only:
Early Bird registration open till February 8, 2019.
To have your name included in the official Saipan Marathon booklet, participants must register by 5:00 p.m. (ChST), February 8, 2019. No exceptions.
February 9th – February 22nd
Full Marathon $65.00
Half Marathon/10K $55.00
February 23rd – March 6th
Full Marathon $95.00
Half Marathon/10K $85.00
The course cut-off time for the Full Marathon is 8:30 a.m. (ChST) at the half-way point heading back. There is no cut-off time for Half Marathon and 10K. Participants who are unable to finish their respective race must return their timing chip to the race organizers or staff.
Race Packet Pick-Up Information
Friday, March 8, 2019, American Memorial Park Amphitheater, Garapan, Saipan
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For team/group pick-up only
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For individual pick-up only
All participants are required to pick-up their race packet during race packet pick-up hours on March 8. For team pick-up, one individual or team member must pick-up packets for those who have registered under one individual or team member during team pick-up time. Please make sure to pass out the race number to the correct person listed on the race bib. Marathon day morning pick up may be available for those who cannot pick-up their race packet on March 8. Plan to check-in at least one hour prior to the race start.
Receive your own Race Confirmation number with your assigned race bib number. Bring a printed copy of the Confirmation with you to pick-up your packet. Team Race Packet Pick-Up is available for those who made multiple entries online.
Banquet & Awards Ceremony
4:00 pm (venue to be announced at a later date)
Please bring your wristband which is included in your race-packet.
Awards will be presented to top six (6) overall men and women in for Full Marathon, Half Marathon and the 10K run. In addition, the 1st place finisher for Male and Female in each Age Division will receive an award.
Wacky Awards will be presented to participants joining the following categories: Best Costume (Male & Female), Shortest Shorts (Male & Female), Craziest Hairstyle, Most Awesome Shoes, and Ugliest Running Shoes. All winners will be receiving awesome prizes!
The MVA will not accept any entry forms or payments after 5 p.m. (ChST), Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Entry fee is nontransferable and nonrefundable. No change of race or cancellation will be accepted after March 6, 2019. All participants must submit entry forms with payment by the noted dates in order to be officially registered.
Participants must register by February 8, 2019, to be included in the official Saipan Marathon booklet.
Participants will receive a Finisher’s T-shirt, medal, certificate of completion and one (1) entry to the awards banquet. Additional awards banquet entries may be purchased at banquet venue.
All courses have been certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
All information published is subject to change or expire without notice. All runners bear sole responsibility of being informed of race rules and regulations.
The Marianas Visitors Authority reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice at its sole discretion.
Join and bring the family to the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa 2019 Annual 5K Walkathon!
Just like last year, our route will be along Beach Road from Kristo Rai Parish parking lot in Garapan to Quartermaster Road and back. Registration will start at 6:00 A.M. Included in our program are health checks from CHCC, a dance/Zumba demonstration and presentations by guest speakers.
Free registration, and free Dri-fit shirts for early registrants.
UPDATE Nov. 1, 2018- CANCELLED We regret to advise the cancellation of the 2018 Hell of The Marianas Century Cycle due to typhoon recovery efforts.. CANCELLED
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Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Hell of The Marianas century cycle slated for Dec. 1, 2018.
Cyclists may register online at www.webscorer.com through Nov. 28, 2018. Categories are Pro/Elite, Age Groups (Male and Female), 2-person Teams, and 4-person Teams. Early bird registration by Oct. 6 is $60/Individual, $120/2-person Team, and $240/4-person Team. Registration beginning Oct. 7 will be $80/Individual, $180/2-person Team, and $280/4-person team.
The Marianas Visitors Authority’s (MVA) 12th Annual Hell of the Marianas is presented by Fiesta Resort & Spa and jointly organized with Northern Mariana Islands Cycling Federation (NMICF).
Over 150 competitions from 11 countries competed last year in Micronesia’s most challenging 100K cycling course, highlighted by the untapped natural beauty of Saipan at its most distinguished attractions, including Suicide Cliff, Bird Island Lookout and Banzai Cliff.
In line with its promotional strategy to grow awareness of The Marianas as a sports tourism destination, the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) signed an MOU with Korea Sports Promotion Foundation (KSPO) on Sept. 5, 2018, in Seoul.
The Oct. 27 IRONMAN 70.3 Saipan in The Marianas has a 50 percent increase in registrants over last year, showing great growth potential for the world-class race event in this western Pacific archipelago that brands itself as a “sports paradise.”
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 email@example.com or Field Operations Supervisor Sandra Atalig of the MVA at 1.670.532.0327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.