Cayman Airways is once again showing its support for the Cayman Islands Marathon by sponsoring the Cayman Airways Water Stop Challenge where the loudest, most enthusiastic group of water suppliers will win 5 airline tickets to any CAL destination.
Organisers of the Cayman Islands Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, 3 December, are looking for individuals interested in manning one of the 13 water stations along the race route. The runners will vote on the most enthusiastic, motivating water stop and the winning team will get the tickets.
‘One of the most important elements of a marathon is the water stops. Any runner will tell you that it is essential to his/her successful completion of the race. We are looking for a few good men and women to man replenishment stations along the route,’ says Rhonda Kelly of Kelly Holding Ltd, marathon organiser. ‘We are so grateful that our national flag carrier, Cayman Airways, has agreed to partner with us once again to provide great incentives for our water station teams. They have supported us in the past two races, and we are so happy pleased that they see our vision for this event and are willing to help us fulfill it.’
According to Mrs. Kelly, any person over the age of 18 qualifies to man a water station and she is encouraging groups of five or more people to apply to work at a water stop.
‘It doesn’t matter if it’s a company or just a group of friends. The goal is to have the most creative, motivating and exciting station. The only qualifications needed are a lot of enthusiasm, willingness to help and the ability to get up at 4:00 in the morning!’ she explains. ‘We want people who are going to cheer the runners on and find creative ways to enhance their stand. They have got to be able to motivate the runners to run that next mile and finish the race.’
‘We are proud to be associated once again with the Cayman Islands Marathon through our sponsorship of the Water Stop Challenge and other prizes,’ said Melanie Hulse, Sales and Marketing Manager. ‘We believe in the promotion of health and wellness in the Cayman Islands and this event is doing just that. I would like to encourage everyone to get involved in the Marathon, whether it is participating as a runner or in the Water Stop Challenge as a motivator for the gutsy athletes who will dare to run such awesome distances.’
Anyone interested in taking the Cayman Airways Water Stop Challenge should log on to www.CaymanIslandsMarathon.com where they can complete a form. Online registration for runners is also available on the website and interested runners can sign up for the Marathon (26.2 miles), Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) or 4-person relay (each team member runs 6.5 miles) at discounted prices.
Proceeds from this year’s race will go to the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps, the beneficiary for the past four years, and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, a newly formed partnership.
The 2006 Cayman Islands Marathon is sponsored by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism; Digicel; Deloitte; Cayman National; Breezes By The Bay Restaurant (Official Marathon Party Zone); Kiss 106.1 FM (Official Radio Station); Flowers Bottled Water (Official Water); Gatorade (Official Sports Drink) the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort (Official Hotel); CUC; RE/MAX Cayman Islands; Audi; Butterfield Bank; KPMG; Admiral Administration; Red Sail Sports; Generali; and Final Touch.