On Saturday, April 8, over 50 runners are joining the annual Palau Marathon sponsored by The Palau National Olympic Committee (PNOC) and the Palau Track and Field Association (PTFA) in coordination with the Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) [/restrict]

Runners will be competing in the marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K relay races.

Peoria Koshiba, Sport Development Officer of the PTFA stated that there were 55 registrants with the full marathon race beginning at 2 a.m.. All races will finish at PPR.

Top three runners for each category will be receiving medals and prices.

There will also be medals for the overall best male and female runners in the full and half marathon categories.

Koshiba said the race has also brought runners off-island, with at least five of them taking part in the marathon. [/restrict]