2019 Tagaman Triathlon

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.

2019 Saipan Marathon

Diocese of Chalan Kanoa 2018 Annual 5K Walkathon

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.

Hell of the Marianas Century Cycle

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

ts name says it all.  

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.

For more information visit www.hellofthemarianas.com or www.webscorer.com (Race ID No. 137714).

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.