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News from Around JRM


11 July 2022

From Valerie Maigue , U.S. Naval Base Guam

NAVAL BASE GUAM (July 12, 2022) – A $1 million contract was awarded to GSI North America to repair and replace the Charles King Fitness Center’s (CKFC) running track and scoreboard onboard U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG).
NAVAL BASE GUAM (July 12, 2022) – A $1 million contract was awarded to GSI North America to repair and replace the Charles King Fitness Center’s (CKFC) running track and scoreboard onboard U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG).
The project will remove the existing track surface, repair the sub-base, and provide a new track surface and scoreboard.
The track was closed in January 2021, following a safety inspection that deemed the track unsafe due to numerous large bubbles on the running surface that are considered tripping hazards.
Beginning in Fall 2022 until Spring 2023, the track and the surrounding area will be closed for the duration of the construction due to safety. A start date for the construction project has yet to be announced, however the public will be given notice prior to the start of the repairs.
During the construction period, avid runners and walkers may utilize the scenic route on Sumay Cove Marina Circle near Clipper’s Point, and the road leading to San Luis Beach. Runners who use this route, are advised to steer clear of the nearby construction area and uneven gravel pathways. See attached maps for recommended routes.
The Orote Point Airfield is also a safe alternative for runners and walkers. The airstrip is permitted for use during daylight hours, as long as flight or training operations are not being conducted.
Additionally, CKFC offers an array of cardio equipment for active recovery including assault bikes, rowers, Ski-Ergs, Self-Powered Drive treadmills and more.
The NBG Safety Office encourages all joggers and walkers to be safe while exercising outdoors with the following safety tips and policies:
- Run during daylight hours, if possible.
- After sunset, runners must wear reflective clothing or luminescent devices on the installation.
- Stay on the sidewalk or shoulder of a road, if possible.
- Run facing oncoming cars.
- Always yield to vehicles at intersections.
- Obey all traffic rules and signals.
- Dress for the weather and stay hydrated.
- Runners shall not wear headphones while jogging on the installation, unless on a running path or sidewalk.

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