Digicel has signed on as the main sponsor of the Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, 3 December. Along with a sizeable monetary contribution, Digicel will be providing the high-speed internet access which will allow organizers to upload race results in real time to the Cayman Islands Marathon website for supporters who would like to track the steps of the runners online. Spectators will also be able to get updates on their runner via text messaging on their mobile phones.
‘This is an exciting new element for our Marathon, and we are so glad that Digicel was able to provide us with this innovative technology,’ said Rhonda Kelly of Kelly Holding Ltd. organizers of the Cayman Islands Marathon. ‘We are always seeking ways to enhance the race experience for both our runners and their supporters. The Time Tracker service, which will be powered by our partner All Sport Central, is a convenient way for people to keep pace with the runners if they can’t be there in person to cheer them on.’
‘Digicel is pleased to be associated with this great event. Running is a sport very dear to us here at Digicel as our CEO, J.D. Buckley, is an avid runner and in fact ran the New York Marathon in November 2005,’ said Tina Trumbach, Head of Marketing for Digicel Cayman. ‘We look forward to providing the technology and support needed to make the race a success and we will also be looking at ways that we, as a company, can get our employees involved in this event which promotes fitness and a healthier way of life.’
The marathon is sponsored by Digicel; the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism; Deloitte; Cayman National; Breezes By The Bay Restaurant (Official Marathon Party Zone); Kiss 106.1 FM (Official Radio Station); Cayman Airways; 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.