For the first time in Oceania Masters History, the OMA Championships heads to the North Pacific into the Micronesia Region. Saipan is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands and it’s characterized by sandy shores and mountainous landscape and is the perfect location for the Oceania Masters Athletics Championships 2023.
This tropical paradise offers white sandy beaches with crystal clear water and pure, fresh air. It is a throwback to a relaxed lifestyle coupled with modern hotels, incredible sights, adventurous activities, and shopping. Garapan is the epicentre of activities with many hotels, restaurants, bars, and shopping options.
The Chamorro and Carolinan are the indigenous people of the Marianas. With a friendly spirit, locals are warm and welcoming. Sunbathers, underwater explorers and history buffs will feel like they hit the jackpot in Saipan, the largest and most developed island of The Northern Marianas. Golden beaches and spectacular scuba diving are the primary draws of this U.S. territory, but they are complemented by excellent restaurants, hotels, nightspots, shopping, monuments and golf courses.
Saipan is brimming with historical sites. Evidence of ancient Chamorro and Carolinian civilizations can be seen in archaeological remains such as the pictographs in Kalabera Cave and the remnants of villages at Agingan Beach and other locations. Agingan is also the site of the wreck of a 17th century Spanish galleon. World War II history is everywhere, including at Micro Beach, where there are numerous bunkers and memorials. The Last Command Post houses the remnants of a cliff-side bunker used by the Japanese to defend themselves against the U.S. invasion. Memorials along both Suicide Cliff and the Banzai Cliff advocate world peace and commemorate the lives of Japanese soldiers and civilians who jumped to their deaths during the battle for Saipan.
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
EVENTS AND ENTRIES
Entries will open in late 2022 and will close on May 18th, 2023.
60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Short Hurdles, Long Hurdles, Steeplechase, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, Javelin Throw, Weight Throw, 3000m Track Walk, 5000m Track Walk, Throws Pentathlon, Pentathlon, Heptathlon/Octathlon, 10km Road Walk, Cross Country, Half Marathon