Loyalty rate for big run

The Cayman Islands Marathon is rewarding the loyalty of repeat runners by offering them a considerable discount on their registration for the 2009 race at the end of the year.

Individual runners who have participated in the Cayman Islands Marathon or Half Marathon for three consecutive years are eligible for the earliest of the early bird discounts. These rates – CI$60 for the full marathon and CI$40 for the half – can be taken advantage of up until the day before the race.

‘This is a fantastic deal for our repeat runners and we hope that many of them will take advantage of it,’ said Race Director Rhonda Kelly. ‘We wanted to find a way to thank the runners who are loyal to our race and come out every year to support us.

‘The fact that they participate each year indicates that we must be doing something right, and the feedback we receive from them is invaluable.’

Kelly says that the runner loyalty programme discounts are currently available online at CaymanIslandsMarathon.com but after the registration fees increase on 1 September, eligible runners will need to register at the Kelly Holding office or mail in a registration form with their fee.

The 2009 Cayman Islands Marathon, Half Marathon, 4-person relay and Kids Fun Run takes place on Sunday, 6 December. Registration is open online at CaymanIslandsMarathon.com.

The Cayman Islands Marathon is the biggest event on Cayman’s calendar, attracting over 500 competitors, many from overseas.

It is sponsored by Department of Tourism, Ministry of Education, Gatorade, Flowers Bottled Water, Corona Light, Digicel, Cayman National, Sagicor, Breezes By the Bay Restaurant, Cayman Free Press, Kirk Freeport, 106.1 KISS FM, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, Island Companies, ESSO, Quaker, CUC, Volkswagen, Tropicana, KPMG, GNC, RE/MAX Cayman Islands and The Final Touch.

Online race registration is open at CaymanIslandsMarathon.com. For more information email [email protected] or call Sue Greene on 345.946.8822.