KONQER Saipan: King of the Hill, the first full scale obstacle course challenge to be held in the CNMI, lived up to its name on Saturday—with a little help from Mother Nature herself. Event participants found themselves attempting to “conquer”not only the man-made obstacles butadditional challenges brought forth by constant rainfall and inclement weather conditions. A tropical disturbance passing through the Marianas, due to the presence of Tropical Storm Talim, caused the KO
THE first Marianas Visitors Authority-sponsored “Konqer Saipan – King of the Hill” event was a phenomenal success, MVA Managing Director Chris Concepcion said. Konqer Saipan was held on Saturday at Gov. Eloy S. Inos Peace Park. “We initially targeted 250 participants but we registered 497 this past Saturday,” he said, adding that organizers were thrilled with the turnout. “We are very happy with our partnership with Konqer Sports who helped put this thing together,” he said.
Garapan - KONQER and Saipan Brewing Company (SBC) will be hosting a series of pre-event happy hours, with the first one set for this Thursday, Aug. 10 from 5 p.m. to close at Salty’s Grill and Cafe in Garapan, according to Kelli Wedd, president of KONQER Sports. Attendees can receive a promo code valid for 50 percent off adult registration fees, with the purchase of any SBC product. In addition, attendees will also receive a free five-ounce sample of SBC’s latest brew when p
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) - Interested KONQER participants are encouraged to register prior to the July 31 deadline to receive the best pricing for the obstacle course event, set for Saturday, Sept. 9 at Gov. Eloy S. Inos Peace Park. Current pricing for KONQER Saipan - King of the Hill is $75 for adults and $750 for a 10-member business league team. Pricing will increase to $100 per adult and $1000 per business league team on Aug. 1. Student pricing will remain
After a successful first expansion into Palau, the KONQER team looks ahead to launching the first obstacle course challenge in the CNMI, according to Kaz Endo, KONQER Sports chief experience officer. “We started discussions to expand to Palau about two years ago, and some of our business analysts believed the market was too small to support an event like KONQER,” said Endo. “But, the overwhelmingly positive response from participants, spectators and sponsors smashed all doubt
SAIPAN, NMI - This year, the Marianas Visitors Authority will introduce a new sporting event on Saipan, “Konqer,” according to MVA Managing Director Chris Concepcion. Konqer is an obstacle course challenge originally from Guam but was expanded to Palau, he said. CHRIS CONCEPCION Once it’s added to the list of MVA signature events on Saipan, he said they will “target 500 participants in the first year.” Concepcion said the event will be held at the newly opened Gov. Eloy S. In