I knew the marathon event on United Facebook page after I booked the flight. I can run more than 5km, but I've never challenged any marathon race in my life.
After considering for a day, I've decided to regist for United Airlines Guam Marathon - will be held on April 5th, 2020 - finally!
Early Bird Registration is now open in Japan region - from Saturday, April 27 to Sunday, May 12
Before I applied for this event, I asked the personal trainer at the gym if I should try for it - just in case. Then he told me like "Go for it!! If I were you, I would definately apply for it"
So I decided to try the half marathon for now. In fact, he used to be strongly encouraging me to register for the marathon before, but I am always kind of chicken for every decision so It's necessary somebody to back me up.
The registration fee is really resonable. I paid 6000 yen by a credit card.
Age limitation Limit time Earlybird Application
3:00 14 and older* 7 hours 8,000 JPY Half Marathon 4:00 14 and older* 6,000 JPY 10km Run 5:00 4,000 JPY 5km Run 6:00 3,000 JPY
- Marathon and Half Marathon: Must be at least 14 years of age on race day. Runners 14 – 17 years of age must obtain parental/guardian approval to participate.
- 10K and 5K: Runners 17 years of age and below must obtain parental/guardian approval to participate.
Actually I've never been to Guam. I think this is the best way to go there by myself. Only 3 and a half hours from Osaka by plane. The time difference between Guam and Japan is only one hour.
Apparently, the earlybird registration is open only in Japan?