The annual Palau Marathon is ON! Mark your calendars, because PNOC and the Palau Track and Field Association, jointly with major sponsor Palau Pacific Resort, proudly announces that the 2017 Palau Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k Walk/Run and Relay, is confirmed for Saturday, April 8, 2017. There are a total of 55 registered participants. [restrict] This year’s Marathon route starts in Ngardmau with a start time of 2:00 a.m., the Half-Marathon route starts in Aimeliik with a start time of 4:00 a.m., while the relay races start at the KB Shell Gas Station in Airai at 6:30 a.m., and all events will end on the beach at the beautiful PPR.
If you have started noticing an increase in the number of walkers and runners on the roads, whether in the early morning or evening hours, you can be sure that some of them are likely training for the Marathon or Half-Marathon events. So with the increase in traffic and ongoing road improvement construction work in Koror and Airai, the Marathon Sponsors take this opportunity to remind everyone to be extra mindful of the increased traffic, both pedestrian and vehicles, and to remember to share the road, most especially that section of road in Ngerbechedesau where the roadwork is ongoing, as well as on the Compact Road. Whether you are participating, volunteering, or cheering, you can help make this year’s Marathon another safe and successful event by being extra alert and mindful of traffic; and the runners are reminded to practice safe training by wearing reflective clothing, to stay hydrated, and to always be alert to cars on the road. For further information, contact Palau Track and Field Association at 775-7034 or firstname.lastname@example.org and see you at the 2017 Palau Marathon! [/restrict]