CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Marine Corps Air Station Futenma’s gates will be open to the island this weekend as Marine Corps Community Services hosts the “Futenma Flightline Fair.”

The free event will take place Saturday from 3 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. In addition to live entertainment, games, a “kiddie land,” food and rides, several fitness competitions will be held.

An open bench press competition will be held Saturday at the Futenma Semper Fit Gym at 4 p.m., with a pre-event brief at 3:45 p.m. Participants can register by close of business Friday at the gym for $10, or during late registration from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for $15 prior to the event Saturday. Awards will be given to the first-, second-, and third-place in each weight class.

On Sunday, a 2.5K, 5K and 10K “Habu Run” will be held at 7 a.m., with a pre-run briefing at 6:45 a.m. Those interested can register by close of business Friday at the Semper Fit Gym for $15, or at late registration from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, also at the gym. First-, second- and third-place finishers in each division will walk away with awards.

Prizes also will be given out to visitors during the fair, according to MCCS officials. Two round-trip tickets to any United Airlines gateway city, or a seating class upgrade, will be given away, as well as a three-night, four-day getaway, including airfare, for a family of four at Club Med on Ishigaki Island.

For more information on the Futenma Flightline Fair, call DSN 645-2628.

The schedule ...

Marine Corps Community Services and Armed Forces Entertainment have teamed up to bring five live acts to the stage each day to entertain fairgoers. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:


Classic rock with Stormwatch, 5 p.m.San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders, 6 p.m.Variety music with HyperBeat, 7 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.Country music artist Chris Gray, 8:45 p.m.Hip-hop dance with T-DA, 10 p.m.Sunday

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