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Na Para I Guafi Campaign hosting Fire Prevention Month 5K Run/Walk & Learn

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(BSP)-- The Bureau of Statistics and Plans (BSP), Guam Coastal Management Program (GCMP) in partnership with the Guam Environmental Education Partners, Inc. (GEEPI) is hosting a Na Para i Guafi (Stop the Fire) 5K Run/Walk & Learn this Sunday.

The event is targeted at promoting awareness about wildland fire prevention. The run will begin and end at Asan War in the Pacific National Historical Park, with a turnaround point at the USO Seamen’s Club. Show time is 5:30 a.m. and the race begins at 6:30 a.m.

During the run participants will learn about wildland fires on Guam with “Fire Facts” posted along the race course.

Participants can register at Hornet Sporting Goods, the Guam Coastal Management Program office at suite 303, GCIC building in Hagatna or at the race. The run cost is $5 per person.

All proceeds will be donated to GEEPI to support future community outreach programs. T-shirts will be given to the first 300 finishers. Cash prizes will be given to the schools with the most participants.

“This run is a fun way to get people out to exercise and learn about fires on Guam,” Evangeline Lujan, administrator of GCMP, stated. “It is important for people to understand how wildland fires are affecting our natural resources, and fire prevention month is a great time to promote awareness and prevention.”

The Na Para I Guafi campaign is a community outreach initiative which aims to educate the community about the causes and impacts of wildland fires on Guam’s forest, land and ocean resources and teaches ways to prevent these fires from starting.

The run is supported by the mayors of Asan and Piti, Division of Soil & Forestry Resources, Guam Environmental Education Partners Inc., the Guam Fire Department, the Guam Police Department, Hornet Sporting Goods, Marine Mania Environmental Club, National Park Service and Rare.

For more information, please contact event coordinator Elaina Todd at 475-4468 or 977-0359, or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.guamenvironmentaleducation.com.
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