A group of young athletes are training for the challenging Off The Beaten Track 50K relay, part of the Feb. 26 ultramarathon and relay route through tropical bush, sandy beaches and the back roads of Cayman.

The Solomon Harris Speedsters are running for event sponsor, Solomon Harris, who have supported Off the Beaten Track since its inception eight years ago.

Laura Hatfield, Partner at Solomon Harris, said, “We are very excited to be sponsoring the Community Youth Team again this year and watching how these young runners tackle the unique race route with such maturity. They were the youngest team ever last year and won the mixed relay category. They’ve set their own bar quite high, so we are looking forward to seeing what they will do this year.

“We are also thrilled to be able to support this year’s beneficiary charity, YMCA Cayman Islands,” Ms. Hatfield said.

Off the Beaten Track Race Director Anna Keating said this year’s 50K trail run will not only challenge racers, but will also allow them to enjoy a new view of Cayman.

“This race really allows runners to see another side of our little slice of paradise,” Keating said. “No matter what leg of this race you’ll be running, whether as a solo runner or part of a relay team, you’ll definitely be in for some varied and unique terrain.”

Those running as a part of a relay team, of up to six members, will each take on 8K stages. Veteran runners can choose to complete the whole 50K by themselves.

Entry to the race is US$300 for a relay team of up to six people and US$100 for individuals. Register online at www.offthebeatentrack.ky or contact [email protected] or call 525-8824 for volunteer or sponsorship opportunities.

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