Cayman Marathon going green this Sunday

Runners in the Cayman Islands Marathon, half-marathon, team relay and Kids Fun Run this weekend will be drinking from eco-friendly cups which are made of Nebraska corn and dissolve into biodegradable matter after a period of time, thanks to local distributor Island Supply.

The cold drink cups, called Greenware, are 100% compostable. Island Supply has donated 16,000 of these special cups to the event.

‘We are pleased to provide the Cayman Islands Marathon with these cups,’ said Chris Weaver of Island Supply. ‘Greenware is an environment-friendly product that offers an alternative way of disposing of waste materials. This race is going to utilize a lot of cups and we thought we should try to protect the environment as much as possible. These cups will help to do just that.’

‘We are so grateful to Island Supply for giving us these unique cups for our race,’ said Race Director Rhonda Kelly of Kelly Holding Ltd. ‘Our volunteers always do a great job of cleaning up the trash that naturally occurs with an event of this magnitude but it is reassuring to know that if they miss a spot, these cups will not become an environmental hazard or an eyesore to the public.’

The Cayman Islands Marathon, half-marathon and four-person relay takes place this Sunday, 2 December starting at 5am. Registration is available at Participants can also do walk-in registration at the Kelly Holding office. For more information log on to, email [email protected] or call Sue Greene on 345.946.8822.

The Cayman Islands Marathon is sponsored by Digicel, Department of Tourism, Flowers Bottled Water, Progressive Distributors/Gatorade, Deloitte, Cayman National, 106.1 KISS FM, Cayman Airways, Cayman Free Press, Kirk Freeport, Sagicor, Breezes By the Bay Restaurant, BioFreeze/RVC Rehab Services, Grand Cayman Marriott Resort, Island Companies, RE/MAX Cayman Islands, Audi, ESSO, Red Sail Sports, Royal Bank of Canada, CUC, Tropicana Juice and The Final Touch.

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