PIC Hosts 3 Guam Runners at Fujiyoshida Race in Japan Last Week


Guam – The Pacific Islands Club Guam hosted three Guam runners at the Fujiyoshida Fire Festival Road Race on August 26.

Kristina Ingvarsson, Gerald Asuncion, and Charles Epperson earned a free trip and entry to the Japan event courtesy of the Pacific Islands Club Guam based on their result at last year’s Pacific Islands Club International Road Race.

How They Finished:



Kristina Ingvarsson

Half Marathon female 36~49


8th(199 runners) age group
14th (381 runners) overall



Gerald Asuncion


10K male



28th(303 runners) age group
69th (1319 runners) overall



Charles Epperson


5K male 16~45


9th(124 runners)age group

9th (284 runners) overall

Since 1995 the PIC International Road Races have enjoyed a sister-race relationship with the Fujiyoshia Fire Festival Road Race.

Taking place in the city of Fujiyoshida in Japan every August, the top male and female resident finishers of the 10K and Half Marathon PIC International Road Race events are invited to participate in the Fujiyoshida Fire Festival Road Race.  

[L to R: Gerald Asuncion, Charles Epperson, Kristina Ingvarsson, Steve Ruder, President, Ruder Integrated Marketing Strategies, Ben Ferguson, Executive Director, Pacific Islands Club Guam and Koji Nagano, Director of Sales, Pacific Islands Club Guam attend the 2012 Fujiyoshida Fire Festival Road Race in Japan]