Organisers of the Cayman Islands
Marathon are reminding runners that the deadline to get the cheapest
registration rate is fast approaching, and encouraging everyone to make the
commitment now for the long run.
The registration fee for the
marathon is now CI$60 (US$75), while the half marathon fee is CI$40 (US$50) and
registration for the 4-Person relay is CI$128 (US$160). These rates will
increase on Thursday, 2 September by CI$8, CI$4 and CI$16 respectively, and will
continue to increase until race day on Sunday, 5 December.
“The new registration fees after 1
September will still be economical but registering now will save people money,
which we know will be appreciated by many these days,” said Race Director Rhonda
Kelly. She said that not only could runners take advantage of the lower rates
by registering early but it would also solidify their commitment to the race.
“Once you have registered you are
more inclined to actually participate because you have committed financially,”
said Kelly. “It also motivates you to
get out there and start training. Some local runners tend to register at the
last minute but we hope that these great early registration fees will be an
incentive to sign on today!”
Kelly reminded the public of the
race’s runner loyalty programme where individual runners who have participated
in the Cayman Islands Marathon or Half Marathon for three consecutive years are
eligible to receive the earliest of the early bird discounts no matter when
they register. Those 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.
The programme discounts are
currently available online at www.CaymanIslandsMarathon.com but after the registration
fees increase on 2 September, eligible runners will need to register at the
Kelly Holding office or mail in a registration form with their fee.
Registration for the 2010 race is
open online at www.CaymanIslandsMarathon.com.
The Cayman Islands Marathon is
sponsored by Department of Tourism, Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth,
Sports & Culture, Gatorade, Flowers Bottled Water, Digicel, Cayman
National, Sagicor, Breezes By the Bay Restaurant, CayCompass.com, Kirk
Freeport, 106.1 KISS FM, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, Dolphin Discovery,
BioFreeze/RVC Rehab Services, Digital de Sign, NCI Services, Milo, Quaker, CUC,
Arch Automotive, KPMG, Appleby, Scotiabank, RE/MAX Cayman Islands and The Final