GUAM KO’KO’ Kids Fun Run Celebrates 10 Years

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Ko’ko’ kids race to the finish line at the 10th birthday of the Guam Ko’ko’ Kids Fun Run at Governor Joseph F. Flores Memorial (Ypao Beach) Park on Saturday, October 29th
Ko’ko’ kids race to the finish line at the 10th birthday of the Guam Ko’ko’ Kids Fun Run at Governor Joseph F. Flores Memorial (Ypao Beach) Park on Saturday, October 29th

GUAM KO’KO’ Kids Fun Run Celebrates 10 Years

by: Josh Tyquiengco | .
Guam Visitors Bureau | .
published: October 29, 2016

Hundreds of costumed kids race to the Ko’ko’ finish line

The Guam Ko’ko’ Kids Fun Run celebrated its 10th birthday today with hundreds of children in costumes crossing the finish line at Governor Joseph F. Flores Memorial Park (Ypao Beach). Awards and Run Guam branded winner singlets went to the top male and female winners for the 3K (10 – 12 year­ olds), 2K (7 – 9 year ­olds) and 1K (4 – 6 year ­olds) races. Each “Ko’ko’ Kid” received a trick or treat goodie bag, face mask, finisher’s medal and shirt. Children were also treated to a post-race awards ceremony, including costumed character entertainment and games provided by Loconut Entertainment.

Robert Ellis and Moeko Shibui blazed through the 3K division as top finishers with a time of 11:44. Justin Li (9:53) and Sofia Mattix (10:05) also were the first place finishers for the 2K division, while Jack Ferguson (5:24) and Jasmine Belyshev (5:44) were the top male and female finishers for the 1K division.

“The Guam Ko’ko’ Kids Fun Run and the Guam Ko’ko’ Road Races are wonderful opportunities to share our hospitality and warmth with our visitors. Sports tourism brings our local residents and visitors together with our Håfa Adai spirit and Chamorro culture at the forefront,” said Guam Visitors Bureau President and CEO Nathan Denight. “On behalf of our board of directors, management and staff, Si Yu’os Ma’ase to our sponsors, volunteers, tourism partners and the community for making this event special for our kids. Congratulations on a job well done and for your support these past 10 years!”

The Guam Ko’ko’ Kids Fun Run is part of the Guam Visitors Bureau’s annual signature Ko’ko’ Weekend event. Ko’ko’ Weekend continues with the Guam Ko’ko’ Road Races on Sunday, October 30th at the Governor Joseph F. Flores Memorial Park.

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