Charities benefit from Beaten Track event

Off The Beaten Track is not just an unconventional race for the super-fit, it also generates funds for charity.

The 50k race last week raised US$16,000 for Meals on Wheels Cayman Islands and Facing Africa.

Kenneth Krys, race founder and executive chairman of KRyS Global, said this year’s event was better than ever.

“Not only did we have a record number of runners register, but we received overwhelming support from our sponsors and volunteers and without them this race would not be possible,” Krys said.

“This year’s route, designed by Derek Larner, took runners through areas of the island less traveled which gives this race that extra challenge.”

Individual winner of the race which started at Dolphin Cove and finished at George Town Yacht Club was David Lim. The winning male relay team, as well as the overall winning team, was Mourant Ozannes, finishing in 3 hours 35 minutes 55 seconds. Girls in Limbo was the fastest female team. Winston’s Warriors was the fastest mixed relay team and The Ritz-Carlton Furious 7 won the corporate relay team title.

The event had plenty of help and support from the organizing team, 55 volunteers, Red Cross Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Cycling Association.

“We are utterly grateful for the time and effort given by all of our volunteers this year, with a special mention going out to our cycling sweepers, who shadowed the runners for the entire course,” said race director Anna Keating of KRyS Global.

KRyS Global is the main organizer and sponsor of the annual event. Other major sponsors were Brown Rudnick, Tower, Mourant Ozannes and CML TV.

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