‘Kick The Fat’ This Saturday


Guam – Pay-Less Markets Community Foundation is proud to announce their annual “Pay-Less Kick the Fat 5K Run/Walk & Community Fair” scheduled for Saturday, March 17 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 Guam Positive Parents Together, Guma Mami, VARO and Soroptimist International of the Marianas. “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: $5 for students, $7 for adults and $22 for a family of four (max). Race day entry fees are $7 for students and $10 for adults. Registrants will receive a free reusable shopping bag when they enter.


A Kick the Fat dry-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 U.S. 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 feature over 25 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, American Cancer Society, Advance Chiropractors, Adio Chiropractors, Hightower Dental Clinic, Guam Diabetes Association, Kontenda’s, Synergy, Calvo’s SelectCare, Erica’s House, Island Girl Power, 4 Life, Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence, WestCare Pacific Islands, Guam DOE-HIV Prevention Section and the Guam Office of Minority Health will all be hosting booths.

Information from a press release.