Guam’s Largest 5K Set For Saturday


Guam – Pay-Less Markets Community Foundation is proud to announce the 15th annual “Pay-Less Kick the Fat 5K Run/Walk & Community Fair” scheduled for Saturday, March 19 at Paseo Stadium in Hagåtña. Touted as Guam’s largest 5K event, with over 2,700 people participating last year, Pay-Less expects an even larger turnout this year as they host a for the community fair immediately following the race.

Proceeds of the event will benefit Erica’s House of Hope, Guma Mami and Serve Guam! Commission & AmeriCorps Programs. “The Pay-Less Kick the Fat event has become a tradition for many individuals, families, schools and organizations to enjoy a fun 5k run, free refreshments, music and camraderie,” says Kathy Sgro, Executive Vice President of Pay-Less Supermarkets. “We are proud to provide this event for the community to encourage a healthy lifestyle, promote awareness of health related organizations and to help raise funds for these worthy non-profit organizations.”

Registration forms are now available at all Pay-Less Supermarkets (Hagåtña, Sinajana, Oka, Dededo, Yigo, Mangilao and Micronesia Mall) and at Hornet Sports in Tamuning. Early entry fees are: $3 for students, $5 for adults and $15 for a family of four (max). Race day entry fees are $5 for students, $8 for adults and $20 for a family of four (max). Registrants will receive a free Pay-Less Goes Green reusable shopping bag when they enter.

A Kick the Fat dri-fit running shirt will be provided to the first 2,500 finishers. Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group, along with a trophy for 1st place male and female overall. All runners will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a trip for two to a US destination courtesy of Delta Airlines. Entertainment will be provided with lots of giveaways and prizes and a huge array of healthy refreshments generously donated by the sponsors of the event.

The Community Fair will be largest in the 15 year history of the event, with over 24 health, fitness and environment organizations hosting booths – demonstrations and offerings will range from massage therapy demonstrations, health screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar testing), fitness center membership program offerings, eco-friendly tips and information and community-based non-profit group information. Department of Public Health, Calvo’s SelectCare, American Cancer Society, Larkin Chiropractors, Advance Chiropractors, Erica’s House of Hope, JIIVANA Spa for Well-Being, Island Girl Power,Kontenda’s, Synergy Studios, Guam Diabetes Association, Foremost, Get Healthy Guam, Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence, DLS Lab, 4 Life, UOG Green Army and the University of Guam EFNEP program will all be hosting booths.

Information from a press release.