English
Search
Håfa Adai!
SpecialsView More

Guam Airport Hotel with an Avis Car

Always

Guam Airport Hotel with an Avis Car $99.00/Night (Airport surcharges not included) Vehicle Class…more

Palm Ridge Hotel with an Avis Car

Always

Palm Ridge Hotel with an Avis Car $99.00/Night (Hotel taxes and car rental surcharges additional) …more

Days Inn Hotel (Tamuning) with an Avis Car $99.00/Night (Hotel taxes and car rental surcharges addit

Always

Days Inn Hotel (Tamuning) with an Avis Car $99.00/Night (Hotel taxes and car rental surcharges addi…more

Bed and Breakfast

Starting 10/7/13

Rise refreshed. Ease into your day at Hyatt Regency Guam. There is no need to rush. Enjoy a freshly …more

Spa

Starting 10/7/13

Focus on yourself today. Your everyday can wait during your stay at Hyatt Regency Guam. Bring balanc…more

Military

10/10/13 – 10/10/14

Outrigger's Military Liaison office is a special service that answers your questions and helps y…more

Room and Car Package

10/10/13 – 10/10/14

You need a room, and you'd also like a car as a more convenient option for transportation... Our …more

Resident's Getaway Special!

10/10/13 – 10/10/14

You have a valid resident I.D. and want to get out of the house for a while... Show us your Guam…more

Enjoy an Afternoon Half Round Golf

3/1/14 – 7/31/14

Enjoy Afternoon Half Round Golf only for $55 (without rental clubs and shoes) or $85 with rental clu…more

Leo Palace Exclusive Spa Package

3/1/14 – 8/31/14

Aroma Sweet Massage or Vitality Massage 60min. $77 Men’s Facial or Balancing Facial 60min. $77 …more

La Cascata Italian Mondays

6/20/14 – 6/20/15

Authentic Italian dishes at Las Cascata only at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort.…more

Guam Ko'ko' Half Marathon & Ekiden Relay

October 19, 2014
Location: Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park, Ypao Beach
Address: 401 Pale San Vitores Road, Tumon, GU Guam 96913
Times: Showtime: 4AM | Go time: 5AM
Admission: Varies
Phone: 671-646-5278
Email:info@visitguam.org
Visit Website

The Guam Ko'ko' Race is Guam's elite ekiden relay and half-marathon, so named to raise awareness of the plight of Guam's territorial bird, the Guam rail or ko'ko'. A flightless bird endemic to Guam, the ko'ko' population was decimated to near extinction by the brown tree snake, pesticides and other introduced detractors. Efforts to save the ko'ko' from extinction are ongoing and public awareness and community involvement inspired by events such as the Guam Ko'ko' Race have made a remarkable impact. A signature visitor attraction, the race was first held in 2006 and participant numbers and prestige have grown with each succeeding year. 

Half Marathon

The course is an out-and-back that starts in Tumon in front of the Guam Visitors Bureau, heads north on San Vitores Road for about a quarter mile before turning right up Route 14A (or commonly known as JFK hill), reaching its highest elevation. Cresting the top of the hill, runners will then head south on Marine Corps Drive (Route 1), encountering their only real incline on the way to the turnaround point. The race route remains on Route 1, passing through the village of Tamuning, Hagatna, and Anigua. They will reach the turnaround point which is just inside the boundaries of the village of Asan. The real test starts as the return leg is deceptively more difficult as it is a gradual uphill back to the highest point on the course at JFK hill. The course ends with a short descent down Route 14A, a slight incline in front of the Guam Marriott Hotel and then a final stretch to the finish line.

Ekiden

The Ekiden Relay will consist of a 5k course that travels the same route as the half marathon, turning around after reaching the 1.5k mark in Tamuning near the United City Ticket Office (Century Plaza). On the return, the runners will stay in the inside south-bound lane until reaching the starting the GVB intersection at which point runners will make a right turn down the hill into the Ypao Beach parking lot where the finish line/relay exchange point is located.

Loading Map
Contact
401 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon, GU 96913
671.646.5278
eNewsletter Sign Up
Free Visitors Guide
Sign up for our Free Visitors Guide. Click here!
Share your Guam vacation story on
Discover
America
.com