Run, Sign Up By Friday To Take On The Beast
The Beast 10K marks the first race of the Commanding Officer’s Semper Fit Series, hosted by Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS).
Runners can compete as individuals or as 10person formations in the March 21 race, which starts at 7 a.m. on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Teams can include military units, high schools or friends and family wanting to compete together. Those running as a unit must start and finish the race together.
The race will start at Dewey Square, travel up and down Radar Road, and proceed along Nu‘upia Ponds Trail. According to MCCS, the course takes runners across both paved roads and dirt trails.
A family-friendly one- mile fun run will follow the race.
Register online at mccshawaii. com/ races by Friday ( March 13) to receive a race T-shirt and to pay $30 (individual) or $140 for 10-person teams. Late entries pay $40 (individual) or $180 (team). Registration closes at 4 p.m. March 17.
Early packet pickup is noon-5 p.m. March 19 at the base main gate, and military member pickup is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 20 at Semper Fit Center. Runners late to the game can pick up their packets on at 5:30 a.m. race day at Dewey Square.
For more race information, call the Semper Fit varsity sports coordinator at 254-7590.
For more information on MCCS, visit mccshawaii.com.
Nicholas Becher, an HPU English major, is the 2015 winner of the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry. He will read from his work March 21 at the college’s annual Ko‘olau Writers Workshop on Hawaii Loa campus. Photo from HPU.