The Bull Run watercraft races take
to the waters off East End on Saturday 24 July. This is the event which was
postponed three weeks ago because of bad weather.
The quarter-mile watercraft race
takes place on the beach adjacent to Miss Vivine’s Kitchen and bring together
the culture and traditions of East End with the thrill of watercraft racing.The
race will feature a straight sprint, with competitors eliminated through a
number of heats until the top two go head-to-head for all the marbles. The
makeup of each of the heats will be decided through a draw.
The winner will take home a trophy,
Red Bull energy drink, and a prize pot made up of all the registration fees for
the event, so the more people who take part, the bigger the winner’s takings
will be. There will be no classes or categories on the day, with the Bull Run
being run on a “race what ya brung” format.
The final stop on the card is a
circuit five-lap free-for-all inside the sound. In addition to the racing,
music will be provided by DJ Lexus and other surprise guest DJs, featuring the
hottest and latest soca music and more, perfect for a party day at the beach.
All the delicious East End food
favourites will be on sale throughout the day at Miss Vivine’s Kitchen, while
Wood’s Jerk will also be in attendance with mouth-watering jerk pork, jerk
chicken and steam fish. “We’re looking forward to a great day for the family,
and the intention is to build momentum and establish this new event,” said
event organiser Shane Edwards of 2Frenzied. Edwards also organises the popular
East End Surf Challenge watercraft event.
Entry costs $25, and registration
is open until 6pm Friday 23 July.
To be eligible for prizes in the
Bull Run, riders must be Caymanian, hold Caymanian status, or hold at least a
one year work permit to work in the Cayman Islands. All teams must be at the
race venue by 11.30am on race day for a briefing. All craft participating in
the event will be inspected at 12.30pm, with the first heat taking to the water
at 1pm. The event is organized by 2Frenzied in association with Hot 104.1 FM
and What’s Hot Magazine. Sponsors include Red Bull, What’s Hot and Hot 104.1
Further information on the Bull Run
can be obtained from the website surfchallenge.ky or accessed on Facebook. For
more information, email [email protected] or [email protected] or
call (345) 939-0902 or (345) 517-1539.