Relay revival benefits CARIFTA

A past favourite among the running
fraternity in Cayman, the Scotiabank Relays, will make a return next week.

All the proceeds will go towards Cayman’s
staging of the CARIFTA Games, which will take place in April.

The Scotiabank relays, which last took
place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex before hurricane Ivan devastated it
in 2004, used to draw up to 70 teams.

The event will take place on 25 February
from 6pm at the Truman Bodden Stadium.

The relay is a fun event and is suitable
for runners of all levels of fitness and even non-runners and walkers.

There are five members per team, with each
member completing a one mile leg.

The course runs through the Luguanea
subdivision with the start and finish of each leg in the stadium.

“As most of the course is outside the
stadium, you can save your energy for the last 300 yards on the track and
impress your colleagues and friends,” said organiser Roger Davies.

The emphasis is on random prizes, to the
value of some $3,000, which means that any participant can win, not just the
fastest and fittest runners. However, there are trophies for the fastest
corporate, ladies and open teams.

The organisers are hopeful that the event
can match the success of the recent Cross Island relay, which drew 56 teams. As
Davies pointed out with a smile, participants in the Scotiabank relays only
need to complete one mile instead of the four miles of the Cross Island Relay
and the course is centred around the running track, not spread all over Grand
Cayman. Of course it also helps that participants do not have to rise at 5.30am
in the morning to take part in the event.

Entry forms and race instructions
can be downloaded from caymanactive.com, or collected from customer service at
any Scotiabank branch. For more information contact Roger Davies on 916-4163.