Guam International Marathon Expands Offerings in Its 2nd Year

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Tumon, Guam – The Guam Visitors Bureau, along with the Pacific Islands Club Guam and United Airlines are pleased to announce exciting new enhancements for the 2014 Guam International Marathon. The second annual Guam International Marathon will take place on Sunday, April 13. 

Event organizers announced the creation of an expo event to be held on the 2 days prior to the event.  The Marathon Expo will be held at the Pacific Islands Club, Pacific Pavilion and will also serve as the exclusive location for registered runners to pick up their race packets.  The expo will include vendor booths, local arts & crafts, food and beverage concessions, and live entertainment.

Other notable changes for the 2014 Guam International Marathon include an earlier start time for the Marathon event and an exciting pre-race party with music and live entertainment to energize race participants. Marathon organizers have also added race course aid stations & amenities to include water, Powerade and energy gel stations, live entertainment and cheering squads along on the race course and expanded Cool Zone locations.  

A larger post-race Finisher’s Festival will begin at 4pm at Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Park at Ypao Beach in Tumon, featuring food and beverage concessions, entertainment and an evening fireworks display. Other key sponsors of the Guam International Marathon include the stations of KUAM, ASC Trust Corporation, Bank of Guam, DFS Galleria, Docomo Pacific, Nanbo Insurance, SPPC/Circle K, Taico, Powerade and TakeCare Insurance.

The inaugural Guam International Marathon saw 2,150 runners from around the world participate. “The event team and our community partners look forward to hosting another premier event with numerous new value added features,” said Race Director Ben Ferguson. “We encourage all of our resident runners to register either online or at Pacific Islands Club.”

“As we continue to promote Guam as a premier destination for sports tourism, the Guam Visitors Bureau is proud to partner with the organizers and sponsors for this world-class event,” said Karl Pangelinan, GVB General Manager.  “The 2nd Annual Guam International Marathon is a wonderful opportunity for our local stakeholders and international visitors alike to enjoy the island’s scenic views and Håfa Adai spirit as they’re cheered on by members of our community along the race course.”

The Guam International Marathon media campaign is designed to promote not only registration but also provide training schedules and other pertinent information about the 2014 event via radio, print and television, as well as on the event instagram, twitter and facebook pages.  Race updates and information can also be found on the official event Facebook page/guaminternationalmarathon or on the event website.

United Airlines is the official airline of the 2014 Guam International Marathon and is pleased to offer special discounts for race participants flying into Guam for this event. Visit www.guaminternationalmarathon.com/travel for details on the offer.

This Guam International Marathon event 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 www.guaminternationalmarathon.com.