Anyone who would still like to be a volunteer at the Cingular Wireless Cayman Islands Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, 6 March, is most welcome to do so and is asked to attend a volunteers meeting on Thursday, 17th February at the St. Georges Anglican Church Hall.
According to race organiser Rhonda Kelly of Kelly Holding Ltd., there are many different elements of the event that weekend which require extra hands, from management of registration for the race, coordination of the start/finish line activities and replenishment of the water stations to organizing the demonstrations and presentations at the Health & Fitness Expo, welcoming the overseas runners and showing support along the route.
‘There is no shortage of ways that people can help us on race day,’ says Rhonda. ‘Last year we had 165 enthusiastic volunteers who ensured that the day went off without a hitch. Their assistance was invaluable to us as organizers and I think they all had a great time.’
One of the more exciting volunteer positions last year was that of water stop volunteer. The water stations are located along the route and are manned by at least 5 people. Runners vote for the best water station and the winning team receives five Cayman Airways return tickets. Rhonda pointed out that there are still some water station spaces available.
Besides the chance to win free airline tickets if they host a water stop, all volunteers will get t-shirts, and will be provided with refreshments on race day courtesy of Breezes by the Bay Restaurant.
The volunteers meeting for the Cingular Wireless Cayman Islands Marathon takes place at St. George’s Anglican Church Hall on Thursday, 17 February at 5:30pm. For more information, call 946 8822.
The Cingular Wireless Cayman Islands Marathon is presented by Texaco and is also sponsored by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Cayman Airways, Z99, Breezes by the Bay Restaurant, Flowers Bottled Water, Gatorade, Cayman National, The Final Touch, KPMG and CUC.