Last Day to Register Online for United Airlines Guam Marathon is April 4

by Catherine Payne, Ruder Integrated Marketing Strategies
Stripes Guam
Tumon, Guam — March 31, 2017 – Guam Sports Events Inc. (GSE) reminds runners to take advantage of online registration rates for the United Airlines Guam Marathon. 
 
Runners can sign up now at unitedguammarathon.com for the running event, scheduled for April 9. After online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. April 4, runners can sign up at the Håfa Adai Expo, set for April 7-8, by paying a higher fee.
 
“Whether you are planning to run in the full marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K, we encourage you to register online now to save,” said Ben Ferguson, managing director of GSE. “Don’t miss your chance to be a part of Guam’s biggest running event of the year!”
 
GSE also reminds drivers of road and lane closures in the morning of the United Airlines Guam Marathon. Some roads and lanes will be closed in Tumon, Tamuning, Hagåtña, Asan/Maina, and Piti.
 
“To ensure the safety of event participants, we ask motorists to plan ahead for alternate travel routes,” Ferguson said. “We sincerely appreciate the transit accommodation that our island residents make on this one day of the year, as we host thousands of visitors and residents for the event.”
 
TUMON
• 12 a.m.–11 a.m. April 9: Closure of all southbound lanes on Pale San Vitores Road from the PIC parking garage to the Hilton intersection.
• 12 a.m.–11 a.m. April 9: Closure of all northbound lanes on Pale San Vitores Road from the Hilton intersection to the Pacific Star intersection.
• 12 a.m.–11 a.m. April 9: Southbound lanes on Pale San Vitores Road will be converted to two-way traffic from the Pacific Star intersection to the PIC parking garage.
• 12 a.m.–12 p.m. April 9: Closure of Pale San Vitores Road from the GVB/Proa intersection to the Hilton intersection.
 
TAMUNING
• 1 a.m.–11 a.m. April 9: Closure of uphill lanes on JFK hill from the Pacific Star intersection to the Kmart intersection.
• 4:30 a.m.–7 a.m. April 9: Closure of downhill lanes on JFK hill from the Pacific Star intersection to the Kmart intersection.
• 1 a.m.–11 a.m. April 9: Closure of three southbound lanes of Marine Corps Drive from the Kmart intersection to the Route 1 and Route 10A (Airport Road) intersection.
• 1 a.m.–11 a.m. April 9: Closure of two southbound lanes of Marine Corps Drive from the Route 1/Route 10A (Airport Road) intersection to the Route 1 and Route 8 intersection.
 
HAGÅTÑA
• 1 a.m.–10 a.m. April 9: Closure of two southbound lanes of Marine Corps Drive from the Route 1 and Route 8 intersection to the Route 1 and Route 4 intersection.
• 1 a.m.–10 a.m. April 9: Closure of two southbound lanes of Marine Corps Drive from the Route 1 and Route 4 intersection to the Route 1 and Route 6 intersection.
 
ASAN/MAINA
• 1 a.m.–10 a.m. April 9: Closure of all southbound traffic on Marine Corps Drive from the Route 1 and Route 6 intersection (Adelup) to the Veterans Cemetery.
• 1 a.m.–10 a.m. April 9: Northbound lanes will be converted to two-way traffic from the Route 1 and Route 6 (Adelup) intersection to the Veterans Cemetery.
 
PITI
• 1 a.m.–10 a.m. April 9: Closure of two southbound lanes of Marine Corps Drive from the Veterans Cemetery to Sumay (T. Stell Newman Visitor Center).
• 1 a.m.–10 a.m. April 9: Northbound lanes will be converted to two-way traffic from the Veterans Cemetery to Sumay (T. Stell Newman Visitor Center).
 
About the United Airlines Guam Marathon
 
The United Airlines Guam Marathon (UGM), in its fifth year, is organized by Guam Sports Events Inc., a nonprofit organization that hosts annual running and cycling events to promote Guam’s Hafa Adai spirit to grow sports tourism on Guam. The United Airlines Guam Marathon, Guam’s first IAAF approved marathon race, will take place on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Considered Guam’s premier running event, the UGM includes 5K, 10K, half marathon (13.1 miles) and marathon (26.2 miles) race distances.  All courses have been officially certified by the IAAF (International Association of Athletic Federations) and AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races). This designation means that marathon runners may use this as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.  Complete event details and registration can be found on the official event website at unitedguammarathon.com. The UGM is also sponsored by the Guam Visitors Bureau and the Pacific Islands Club.
 
For more information, contact Ben Ferguson, Managing Director | Guam Sports Events, Inc.
info@guamsportsevents.com | tel. (671) 646-9171

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