Charities grateful

All the proceeds from the Cayman Islands Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, 6 December, will benefit the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps and the Cancer Society.

Race organisers are encouraging runners to consider donating to these or other charities.

‘Running in aid of a charity is a great way to motivate yourself and push forward when the training becomes tedious or difficult,’ said Rhonda Kelly, Race Director.

‘The fact that your completion of the race will benefit people in need is always a great incentive.’

Runners can log on to the website and make a donation to one of the charities already listed or they can contact the organisers to have a charity added to the list.

Running for charity is very common and this year a few of the Cayman Marathon participants are raising funds for local organizations.

One of them is Campbells attorney Alistair Walters who is running to raise funds for the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Scholarship Fund which aims to help Caymanian students pursue education opportunities after High School.

Marit Hudson, a first time marathoner and associate at Appleby, is once again running to raise money for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, a charity which supports women and children who are victims of domestic violence, for which she raised $525 last year when she ran the half-marathon.

‘We wish Alistair and Marit much success in their race and their mission to raise funds for their chosen charities,’ said Kelly. ‘I would also like to urge the Cayman community to support them in their efforts, and encourage other runners to find a cause for which they feel passionate and make their run on 6 December count even more.’

Indeed every person participating in the marathon helps a charity as funds from every runner registration is donated to the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps and Cayman Islands Cancer Society.