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The word "Omal"

Palauan Definition
A Omal a mengas a reng, ongasireng, obal, melengii a renguk, belengel a reng. (Kerresesel a Klechibelau)
English Definition
astonish; amaze; impress; to cause admiration.

Date of the Marathon: 
June 04, 2023 (Sunday)

Marathon Categories

Full-Marathon 42.2km (26.2 miles):
Start time: 4:00pm
Duration: 5 ½ - 6 Hours
End time: 9:30pm - 10:00pm

Half-Marathon 21.1km (13.1 miles):
Start time: 5:00pm
Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
End time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

10km (6.4 miles):
Start time: 6:00pm
Duration: 1 - 2 Hour(s)
End time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

5km (3.2 miles):
Start time: 6:30pm
Duration: 1 Hour
End time: 9:30pm - 10:00pm

Marathon Routes

Runners Packet Pick-up (Place & Time)

Date & Time: 
1. 06/02/23 (Fri): 1:00pm - 5:00pm
2. 06/03/23 (Sat): 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Reminder: To claim your packet, you must provide a copy of your Marathon receipt

Request for Public Cooperation

1. All regular traffic will end at 3:00pm
2. Minimal to zero vehicle movement
3. Respect safety boundaries
4. Obey Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) directions
5. BPS will conduct random sobriety checkpoints
6. Koror Park rules will be in full effect
7. Leash your dogs for the safety of the runners

Any questions on traffic contact BPS at 488-1422

Traffic & Safety Protocol

1. All traffic measures are for the safety of the runners
2. All runners are required to wear reflective gear/clothes

Koror Traffic & Safety Protocol

To gain a better understanding, kindly refer to the map provided at the top of the webpage.
Runner’s turning points:
1. PCC Parking Lot - Across Ernguul/Bethlehem Park (for 10k only)
2. Malakal Commercial point (for Half & Full Marathon only)
3. Rose Garden / Across Ngirchongor’s residence (for Half & Full Marathon only)
Traffic Management
1. One-lane access from Mobil Topside (Bluebay) to PVA Medalii
2. One-lane access from Malakal, Meyuns, & Mobil Topside to Koror side
3. Two Police car escort per race category, one at the front of the fastest runner,
and one at the back of the slowest runner.
Travelling from Mobil Topside towards PVA there are 3 lanes:
1. Right Lane: Designated runners lane
2. Center lane and Left lane: Maybe used for temporary access for emergency purposes,
 depending on traffic personnel on the road.

Please follow on-site public safety when entering/exiting the main highway

Babeldaob Traffic & Safety Protocol

Road Closes at 3:00pm to 10:00pm at these points:
1. KB Shell to Aimeliik Welcome Sign
2. All Babeldaob traffic are requested to use Kokusai road to Desbedall (East side of Babeldaob) coming into Koror.
Road to re-open:
1. Koror road will re-open at 8:30pm - 9:00pm
2. KB Shell to Aimeliik will re-open at 10:00pm - 11:00pm (depending on the last runner of the Full-marathon)


1. KB Bridge Koror side & Koror waiting house
2. Absolutely NO PARKING on roadside of Main highway

All violators will be ticketed & towed at their own expense

Local Public Transportation

Shuttle Service to Venue (For Locals Only)
Departure Times: 2:00pm - 8:30pm (Continous)

2. Location: 
MOE Building
Departure Times: 2:00pm - 2:30pm 
Return Service (For Locals Only)
1. To MOE building
Departure Times: 8:30pm & 9:30pm
Departs at Surangel Supercenter at Airai and will make a quick stop at Koror Side

2. To Airai Elementary School
Departure Time: 8:30pm
Departs at Surangel Supercenter at Airai

3. Last shuttle to MOE Bulding
Departure Time: 9:30pm
Departs Airai Elementary School and will make a quick stop at Surangel Supercenter at Airai & Koror Side

Public Transportation for International Runners Only

Shuttle Service to Venue (For  International Runners Only)
Departure Times: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Return Service (For International Runners Only)
Departure Times: 8:45pm & 10:45pm
Departs at Surangel Supercenter a Airai & will make a quick stop at Koror Side

Click to view map: 
Shuttle Service to Venue
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Shuttle Return Service
Download Info: 
Shuttle Service Info

Omal Day/Night Market

Setup & Open times
1. All Vendors must set up by 2:00pm
2. Day/Night Market opens at 3:00pm

Designated parking areas for Night Market Patrons

Latest News


Belau Omal Marathon Dry-run rescheduled to June 01, 2023 (Thursday)

The rescheduled Dry-run will be limited only to the OMAL Traffic & Safety
Sub-Committee which will run traffic & safety drills during the event.

See you on June 4th!

Traffic & Safety Talkshow

As we make preparations for the upcoming Marathon, staying informed about the latest news from our esteemed Traffic & Safety Committee holds utmost importance.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call 488-8584
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