Another road race has emerged out
of the many that are sprouting up – only this one has a twist.
On Sunday 28 February a trail run,
‘Off the Beaten Track, will set off from Public Beach to mimic the world’s
toughest road run, the Marathon des Sables.
The excitement starts at 6:30am
with individuals or relay teams of six running over a distance of 50 kilometres
in a fun attempt to copy the gruelling Marathon des Sables ultra-distance race
run every year in the hot sands of Morocco.
The event is being jointly organised
by Krys & Associates, a local insolvency and forensic accounting firm, and
local attorneys Stuarts, with proceeds going toward a very worthy cause.
Facing Africa is an organization
that sends teams of surgeons and medical supplies to Sub-Saharan Africa to
battle a devastating disease called Noma, which is causing deformities of the
face in young children, the poverty stricken and the malnourished.
Krys & Associates’ CEO, Ken
Krys, became involved with this charity after entering the Marathon des Sables
himself last year.
“There are a great many runners
here in Cayman, and I urge all of them to come out and support this unique
event,” Krys said.
“The team aspect allows runners of
all levels to participate, while experienced marathoners can choose to run the
Many of Cayman’s most reputable
financial and professional services firms are signing up to enter teams for
this one of a kind ultra-marathon.
Individuals are also welcome to
enter. There will be a nominal prize for the winning team with a BBQ and medal
distribution ceremony at Calico Jacks.
“The goal is to make this a fun and
social sporting event that benefits a great cause”, said Krys. “Another unique
aspect to this event is that the actual course for the race will not be revealed
until the week before the event.”
Current sponsors for this event
include Krys & Associates, dms Management, Stuarts, Digicel, Ogier, MCS,
GNC, Fosters, Progressive, Close Brothers, Maples, Mourant and Tower Marketing.
Individual donations or additional
corporate sponsorship can be arranged through the website.
For more information please