The Guam Ko'ko' Half Marathon include three distinct race courses:

  • Half Marathon
  • 10K run/walk
  • 5K run/walk

All races will start and end at Chamorro Village in Hagåtña.

Race Date and Time

Sunday, October 29, 2017

  • Half Marathon: Showtime at 3:00 A.M., Go time at 4:00 A.M.
  • 10K: Showtime at 4:00 A.M., Go time at 5:00 A.M.
  • 5K: Showtime at 5:00 A.M., Go time at 6:00 A.M.

Course - New for 2017

The race courses will showcase the scenic villages and ocean views of the capital city of Hagåtña, Asan and Piti! Participants can expect lively cheering groups, water stops and entertainment along the race courses.

Half Marathon

Course is not IAAF certified.

The 2017 Guam Ko'ko' Half Marathon is 13.1 miles or 21 kilometres. An out-and-back course that starts in the capital of Hagatna in front of Chamorro Village, briefly heading north on Marine Corps Drive before taking a right hand turn on Route 4, guiding the runners on a 1 KM tour through historic Hagatna, before turning back onto Marine Corps Drive (Route 1) for the main duration of the course. The Half Marathon course turns right into the Port, for scenic ocean views for about 3KM, before the turnaround point, which follows the same path back to the finish line at Chamorro Village. The course is relatively flat and runners will enjoy the beauty of Hagatna as well as the western shores of the villages of Hagatna, Asan and Piti. To finish off the course, instead of running through the village of Hagatna, runners will take a left turn into Chamorro Village crossing the finish line at the newly built Pacific Village where runners can enjoy the post race party.)

10KM Run / Walk

The 2017 Guam Ko'ko' Half Marathon 10KM (or 6.2 miles) Run / Walk. An out-and-back course that starts in the capital of Hagatna in front of Chamorro Village, briefly heading north on Marine Corps Drive before taking a right hand turn on Route 4, guiding the runners on a 1 KM tour through historic Hagatna, before turning back onto Marine Corps Drive (Route 1) for the main duration of the course. 10K runners will turnaround in front of the War in the Pacific Memorial Park (Asan Park), before returning along the same path to the finish. The course is relatively flat and runners will enjoy the beauty of Hagatna as well as the western shores of the villages of Hagatna, Asan and Piti. To finish off the course, instead of running through the village of Hagatna, runners will take a left turn into Chamorro Village crossing the finish line at the newly built Pacific Village where runners can enjoy the post race party.

5KM Run / Walk

The 2017 Guam Ko'ko' Half Marathon 5KM (or 3.1 miles) Run / Walk. An out-and-back course that starts in the capital of Hagatna in front of Chamorro Village, briefly heading north on Marine Corps Drive before taking a right hand turn on Route 4, guiding the runners on a 1 KM tour through historic Hagatna, before turning back onto Marine Corps Drive (Route 1) for the main duration of the course. 5K runners will turnaround in front of the Governor’s Complex (Adelup), while taking in a view of the Latte of Freedom, before returning along the same path to the finish. The course is relatively flat and runners will enjoy the beauty of Hagatna as well as the western shores of the villages of Hagatna, Asan and Piti. To finish off the course, instead of running through the village of Hagatna, runners will take a left turn into Chamorro Village crossing the finish line at the newly built Pacific Village where runners can enjoy the post race party.

Weather Conditions

Proper hydration and nutrition prior to the race is extremely important because Guam gets hot!! Runners can expect high 80s with humidity in the 80 to high 90 percent range, so hydrate accordingly!

Race Turnaround and Completion

All half marathon runners must reach the turnaround point in no more than two hours (by 6:00 a.m.) and must complete the race within four hours (by 8:00 a.m.). The race course will open to vehicular traffic promptly at 9:00 a.m. Runners unable to meet the time requirement will not be allowed to complete the race.

Aid Stations

Water will be available at the start and finish lines. The first aid station is approximately 1.7 km (or 1 mile) from the start. Subsequent aid stations will follow at intervals of approximately 1 to 2 km. There will be a total of seven hydration stations on the course (runners will encounter the aid stations twice – on the way out and then back) where water and sports drinks will be served. A limited number of aid stations will be offering gu gel or bananas for 10K and Half Marathon runners (refer to course map for location).

Finish Area

Every runner who completes the course will receive a finisher's medal as they enter the post-race festivities at Chamorro Village. Race results will be available at the finish area at the results tent. Live entertainment, food and beverage concessions, as well as hospitality and vendor tents will be available at the finish area.