Marathon fees may become scary for some overnight

The organizers of the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon and the other races are reminding the public that registration fees will increase at midnight on Halloween – and that’s not a trick.

The registration fee for the marathon is currently $80, while the half-marathon fee is $45, the four-person relay is $168, and the High School Challenge is $136.

These rates will increase on Friday, Oct. 31, by $8, $4 and $16, respectively, and will continue to go up until the week before the race on Dec. 7.

More than 1,400 participants are expected, many from overseas, as the marathon’s popularity grows annually. Many visitors say that the Cayman route along South Sound is one of the prettiest they have ever experienced.

“In these difficult economic times, any talk of price increase is scary, so we are encouraging everyone to treat themselves to a good deal this Halloween and sign up for the race before midnight this Friday,” said race director Rhonda Kelly.

There is a race’s runner loyalty program, where individual runners who have participated in this marathon or half-marathon for three consecutive years are eligible to receive the earliest 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 until the day before the race.

Eligible runners will need to register at the Kelly Holding office or mail in a registration form with their fee.

Registration for the marathon, half-marathon, four-person relay, CUC High School Challenge and the Kids Fun Run is open online at CaymanIslandsMarathon.com, which has been updated thanks to sponsor NetClues.

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