Mariana Resort to host 10th Annual Hell of the Marianas Century Cycling Race

(Press Release) — On Sept. 1, Mariana Resort agreed to host the 10th annual Hell of the Marianas or HOM Century Cycling race on Dec. 3, 2016.Mariana Resort hosted the last three races with amazing feedback from participants and onlookers. HOM is considered the toughest bike race on the island, with pros from all over the world coming to participate and test themselves on this grueling course.

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“It has been our pleasure to host Hell of the Marianas Century Cycling race the past few years,” states Gloria Cavanagh, Mariana Resort & Spa general manager. “We love to be a part of an event that promotes a healthy activity and is also so much fun to watch. With all the pros coming on island, it’s going to be an exciting event.”

About 200 participants are expected this year. The course will cover the whole island with climbs up to Suicide Cliff, Papago Hill, Kagman and Radar. Throughout the months leading up to the race, there will be Road to Hell races to help prepare local cyclists for the big event. The next Road to Hell race is scheduled for Sept. 18.

“We welcome all cyclists on these Road to Hell series,” states Vincent Seman, president of the Northern Mariana Islands Cycling Federation. “It’s a fun way to train and be a part of the bike community.”

Participants can download the entry form on the HOM Facebook page or the Northern Mariana Islands Cycling Federation group page and turn in the day of the race. /