United Airlines Guam Marathon Virtual Event to be extended the deadline from Sept. 5-20

United Airlines Guam Marathon Virtual Event to be extended the deadline from Sept. 5-20

by Guam Sports Events
Guam Sports Events

(August 31, 2020 – Guam) -- Guam Sports Events, Inc., United Airlines, and the 2020 United Airlines Guam Marathon (UGM) partners announced today that they will be extending the deadline to complete the #UGM2020 Goes Virtual races from Sept. 5 through Sept. 20. The new race dates will give residents and international runners more flexibility to schedule their races within the two weeks to ensure a safer experience for all.

The now two-week-long virtual event, rebranded as #UGM2020 Goes Virtual, will begin on Sept. 5, and runners will need to complete their 5K, 10K, half marathon (13.1 miles) and marathon (26.2 miles) race distances and submit their timing online by Sept. 20. All current #UGM2020 registrants were automatically entered to run the virtual race. They were also automatically deferred to 2021 at no additional cost.

Ben Ferguson, Event Director, Guam Sports Events, Inc. said, “This year is a very different year for UGM. We thank United Airlines, Guam Visitors Bureau, and Pacific Island Club and all our sponsors for having the vision and commitment to support this virtual race. There is still some uncertainty as to when the PCOR 1 restrictions will be lifted in Guam, and we ask all runners to follow their local government mandates and stay safe while having fun.”

The #UGM2020 packet pickup dates have been changed due to the current government restrictions. Once the restrictions are lifted in Guam, registered runners will be able to pick up their race packets through Sept. 20. Packet pickup details will be relayed at a later date. The packet will include a finisher medal, event t-shirt, beach mat, towel, and event bag.

Official UGM 2020 merchandise is available exclusively through Run Guam’s Tumon and online stores (runguam.com). Run Guam, locally owned and operated, is the official merchandise partner of UGM.

UGM’s runners’ perks program Eat.Shop.Run, will be returning this year. Event organizers will be announcing this year’s special offers soon. Stay tuned to UGM’s Facebook page for details.

Ferguson added, “We ask that all runners run with safety in mind. Follow all physical distancing rules and be sure to practice good hand sanitizing when possible. We also ask drivers to look out for runners along the roadways. Let’s work together to keep them and all athletes safe on our streets. From the entire UGM team, we wish them an enjoyable and fulfilling UGM race!”

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