Dashing thru the sand

One iguana open sleigh optional

Dashing Thru the Sand Run/Walk is a combination of competitive action and a huge group of participants experiencing the joie de vivre of the Christmas spirit, we’re told.

And we’re also told that it will be conducted as usual on Boxing Day morning. Which, if that’s your sort of thing, is gonna be craz-ee, y’all.

This will be the 14th year of the Department of Tourism-sponsored event, which begins just north of Hemingways at 7.30am and finishes at Tiki Beach just in time for a few eggnogs and ting, because it’s Christmas and that’s the kind of thing that happens.

Where ya from?

Many people come annually to take part in the event but it’s also a good opportunity to meet new mates and those lucky people coming to Cayman for the first time. Have they travelled from Europe? North America? Australia? Khazakstan? Mars? Alpha-Centurii VI? One can only wonder.

As usual, the fastest four male and female finishers will receive awards, which is the done thing these days. They, and all other participants, will be eligible for a myriad of random prizes, many of them theme-related. The race is not always to the swift, as the special awards to the lastest male and female are much-coveted. Is lastest a word? It should be.

Anyway, we are also told that ‘the conga line of walkers/runners, splashers/dashers, most clad in unique John Broad-designed event shirts, will hightail it toward breakfast, which awaits at Tiki Beach.’ So there.

Registration will be conducted under the Hyatt Bridge on Boxing Day morning from 6.30 until 7.15. Entry fee is $25. However, participants are greatly encouraged by the Phoenix Athletic Club, organiser of the event, to download the entry form, complete the information needed and forward to [email protected] Event shirts will then be delivered to participants.

Registration will be conducted under the Hyatt Bridge on Boxing Day morning from 6.30 until 7.15. Entry fee is $25. However, participants are greatly encouraged by the Phoenix Athletic Club, organiser of the event, to download the entry form, complete the information needed and forward to [email protected] Event shirts will then be delivered to participants.