Run, Sign Up By Fri­day To Take On The Beast

MidWeek Islander (Windward Oahu) - - Windward Oahu Islander -

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.

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