Marathon fees rising

Organizers of the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon are reminding runners that the deadline to get the least expensive registration rate in 2014 is fast approaching. They encourage everyone to make the commitment now for the long run. 

The registration fee for the marathon on Dec. 7 is now $72, the half-marathon fee is $48, and registration for the 4-person relay is $152. These rates will increase Friday, Sept. 5, by $8, $4 and $16, respectively, and will continue to increase until the week before the race.  

“The new registration fees after Sept. 5 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 can runners take advantage of the lower rates by registering early, but they can 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 also reminds the public of the race’s runner loyalty program, in which individual runners who have participated in the Cayman Islands Marathon or Half-Marathon for three consecutive years are eligible to receive the least expensive of the 2014 early-bird discounts, no matter when they register.  

Those rates – $72 for the full marathon and $48 for the half – can be taken advantage of up until the day before the race. 

The program discounts are available online at CaymanIslandsMarathon.com, but after the registration fees increase on Friday, eligible runners will need to register at the Kelly Holding office or mail in a registration form with their fee. 

The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon is also sponsored by Department of Tourism, Flowers Bottled Water, Gatorade, Digicel, Breezes by the Bay Restaurant, NetClues, 106.1 KISS FM, Subway, the Westin Grand Cayman, Cost-U-Less, Cayman Airways, Ministry of Youth & Sports, FastSigns, Massive, Milo, CUC, Kelly Holding Ltd, Coppertone, Bliss Living Yoga, RVC Rehab Services/BioFreeze, KPMG, Quaker, KRyS Global, RE/MAX Cayman Islands, Caybrew Light, Smoothie King, Harneys and Baptist Health International. 

For more information, email [email protected] or call Bev Sinclair on 623-8822. 

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The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon attracts more than 1,200 participants. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD

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