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The Guam Educational Telecommunication Corporation, also known as PBS Guam hosts the PBS Guam 671 Virtual Challenge. In an effort to engage our island residents in better physical and mental health, PBS Guam, KGTF, Channel 12 will be hosting the PBS Guam 671 Virtual Challenge throughout the month of November 2020. As Guam’s only non-profit, public television station, the goal of the challenge is to raise money to continue the mission and operation in providing quality educational and informative television programs for all ages.

The 671 Virtual Challenge is the first of its kind for PBS Guam. At this point of our “new normal” a pre-pandemic 5K Challenge cannot be held. The 671 Virtual Challenge would allow for participants to accumulate either 10, 20, or 50 miles between November 1 and November 30, 2020. Miles can be recorded through the use of any mobile distance tracking application while running, walking, or wheeling. PBS Guam highly encourages participants to practice social distancing measures and to adhere to all current executive orders put in place by Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Interested individuals can register by visiting the PBSGuam.org website. Payments will be made online via PayPal. Off-island participants are welcomed to participate. Prizes and participation gifts will be given to each registered participant when he/she reaches and submits their distance goal of choice. PBS Guam can send these items to finalists via the U.S. Postal Service, at an extra fee. Distance goals must be submitted to run4pbs@pbsguam.org before 5 p.m., December 7, 2020. Prizes will be distributed at a centralized location to be announced or shipped worldwide via USPS for $10.00. In addition to seeking on or off island participants for the challenge, PBS Guam is also asking the business community of Guam to become a supporter of PBS Guam by sponsoring the virtual event. For more information on the event and pricing contact Christine Flores-Dela Cruz, Acting Development Director at (671) 787-1377.

Ina Carillo, PBS Guam General Manager states “While our mission of providing quality educational programing for our community is what we always strive for, hosting the PBS 671 Virtual Run will be beneficial to both our station and community at large. We hope to encourage or spark better physical and mental health for all while supporting our mission at the same time”. “I challenge our local community to participate. Let’s all register and strive to run, walk or wheel – 10, 20 or 50 miles in November”, she also stated.
ABOUT PBS GUAM, KGTF, CHANNEL 12: For over 50 years, PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 has been serving the island community of Guam by providing quality and meaningful programming that aims to educate, inform and inspire viewers of all walks of life. To do this, PBS offers programming (such as Sesame Street) that expands the minds of children, documentaries that open up new worlds, non-commercialized news programs (such as Frontline) that keep citizens informed on world events and cultures, Masterpiece drama series (such as Victoria) and programs that expose America to the worlds of music, theater, dance and art not found on mainstream media. PBS Guam also aims to reflect the community’s vibrant cultural, artistic and civic interests by offering stimulating and diverse, locally engaging content.