Sports Fest 2014
Saipan Sports Fest 2014 Print E-mail

April 4 - 13, 2014

The Saipan Sports Fest provides educational seminars by the sport’s top pros, plus other challenging activities and all the fun you can handle in the week long event.  See below for a schedule of events and an explanation of the activities which may be available.


Schedule of Events

Note:  This schedule covers only Sports Fest activities not specific to either the XTERRA Saipan or Tagaman events.  For a complete schedule, inclusive of race-specific events, click here.

April 4 - 6:
XTERRA Saipan Championship Events (see XTERRA Race Info for schedule)

Monday, April 7:
12:00 p.m. - Tank to Tank Swim [Meet at Kilili Beach South]
2:00 p.m. - Bike Tour of Marpi [--]

Tuesday, April 8:
7:00 p.m. - Pro Bike Clinic [PIC]

Wednesday, April 9:
12:00 p.m. - Tank to Tank Swim [Meet at Kilili Beach South]
6:00 p.m. - Hash Run [TBA]

Thursday, April 10:
6:00 p.m. - Pro Swim Clinic [PIC Beach]

Friday, April 11:
11:45 a.m. - Tank to Tank Swim [Meet at Kilili Beach South]
12:00 p.m. onward - Tagaman Events (See Tagaman Race Info for schedule)


Potential Activities

The following activities are frequently scheduled as part of sports fest.  However, even if they are not scheduled, they may still be available.  Everyone is welcome to join in any of the scheduled activities – some workshops require advance reservations as seating and/or space may sometimes be limited. Contact us to sign up, or if you have any questions.  Please enter your activity of interest at the subject line!

All American Picnic

What better way to socialize with fellow competitors and new friends than with a good old fashion picnic fun! Various activities will include softball games, BBQ’ing, playing horseshoes, volleyball, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming and just simple, tropical-island style relaxation ---snoozing on the beach.

Packet Pick-Up

XTERRA: Friday, April 4 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tagaman: Friday, April 11 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Mandatory athlete briefing will held at the Pacific Islands Club beach volleyball ball court area at 6:00PM:

XTERRA: Friday, April 4

Tagaman: Friday, April 11

Cancellations for Any Event must be received in writing by March 15, 2014.
There will be a $30 administration charge for refunds.
Sorry, no refunds after April 1 for any event.

Saipan Hash House Harriers

A great way to explore the jungles of Saipan.  Hashing is a popular activity held every Saturday afternoon.  Hares (the people that set the trail and get a 10 minute head start) prepare a running trail through the boonies and Hounds (the people that follow the special trail markings) try and get to the On Home as quickly as possible.

Saipan XTERRA World Championship

The crown jewel of the XTERRA Race Series.  Competitors of all levels are encouraged to try this challenging course which highlights Saipan’s lush jungles, Japanese caves and war relics from World War II.

Sports Clinics

Hear what the pro’s have to say about their training techniques, how they prepare for a race, and equipment preparation.  These informative sessions are free.

Taga Awards Banquet

Costumes are a must for this unique beach side award banquet.  Great food, music and lots of dancing are par for this fun party.

TagaKids Triathlon

After the big kids finish their race, the kids get a chance to show their stuff.  With three different course routes, there is a distance for all ages.

Tagaman BBQ

Sunday afternoon at the beach.  What better way to wind down a great week in Saipan than to have a snorkel, kayak or relax on a picturesque beach.  The Triathlon Federation of Saipan sponsors this event.

Tagaman Carbo Party

Meet fellow competitors and stock up on the all important carbohydrates for the next days Tagaman Triathlon.

Tagaman Race Registration

All interested participants must register at the Pacific Islands Club lobby.

Tagaman Triathlon Race

A racers favorite!  This well organized race gives competitors an opportunity to see the vast majority of Saipan.  The 2K swim starts at the beautiful Pacific Islands Club Saipan, with the 60K bike taking competitors all the way north to Bird Island.  The 15K Run starts and Finishes at Micro Beach!

Tank 2 Tank Swims

Enjoy the famous tank 2 tank swim.  This 1.3K swim uses World War II tanks as its buoy markers.

XTERRA 5/10K Fun Run

Competitors meet at the Pavilion on the Beach at Micro Beach.  The run course takes competitors through the marina and along the beachside path.  You are sure to catch a famous Saipan Sunset while racing the course.

XTERRA Kid’s Bike Race

Kids of all ages will love this mini-race where little ones take center stage and show they can race just like grown-ups! Each participant receives a finisher's medal. (helmets and bikes not provided)

XTERRA Saipan Championship

Known by all familiar with the Series as the "Crown Jewel" of the XTERRA, Saipan offers a unique challenge that jump starts the season of adventure in the Northern Hemisphere.

XTERRA Sport Course

A shorter version of the Championship course.  This course gives individuals an opportunity to their hand at multi-sport racing.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 05:39