Early marathon registration

This Friday, 17 December, is the last day for runners to complete early registration for the Cingular Wireless Cayman Islands Marathon and Half-Marathon and have the chance to win Cayman Airways tickets for their decision to participate.

After 17 December, registration fees for the race will continue to increase until race day, Sunday, 6 March 2005, and organizers are encouraging participants to take advantage of very reasonable early-bird prices by registering this week.

‘As one of our major sponsors Cayman Airways is offering two return tickets each as a reward for a lucky marathoner and half-marathoner who made early decisions to participate in the Cingular Wireless Cayman Islands Marathon,’ said race organiser Rhonda Kelly of Kelly Holding Ltd. ‘However, we want to make sure anyone who wants to take part can so registration will remain open until the day before the race and there is still ample time to start training for the marathon, half-marathon or four-person relay.’

The race is expected to attract hundreds of overseas runners to Grand Cayman and all proceeds from the event will go to the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps, an initiative introduced in 2003 by the Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

The Cayman Islands Marathon Health & Fitness Expo is also planned for Saturday, 5 March in partnership with Balance Health & Fitness Magazine and will feature fitness demonstrations, exhibits by sporting associations, gyms and medical facilities and clinics. Runners will also be able to pick up their race packets or complete late registration. Admission is free.

The Cingular Wireless Cayman Islands Marathon is also sponsored by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Cayman Airways, Z99 FM, Texaco, Cayman National, Flowers Bottled Water, Gatorade, KPMG, Final Touch and CUC.

For more information about the Marathon / Half-Marathon / 4-Person Relay or the Balance Health & Fitness Expo, log on to www.CaymanIslandsMarathon.com or call 525 8822.

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