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Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend Gives Bahamas $2.5M Spending Boost

2/8/2017 4:30:02 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas (February 8, 2017) – the 8th annual Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) generated more than 1,800 room nights and over $2.5 million in visitor spending.

The event, held in January, attracted 524 international participants from 21 countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Philippines, USA, Spain, Australia, Austria, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Sweden, Trinidad, US Virgin Islands, South Africa and New Zealand.


SIRW includes the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and the award-winning Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas.

For SIMB, the average length of stay was 3.5 nights.


An average of 4.1 people were in a party.

Organizers say they have consistently found that runners from the US are travelling to the January event and opting to remain in The Bahamas to take advantage of the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.

Marathon Bahamas, which won a Tourism Impact Award in 2015 and was named by Runners World UK as one of the “50 Best Races In The World” outside of the UK, features three events – the marathon, half marathon and relay.


Organizers are now encouraging local residents to register early for the 9th annual event in order to take advantage of cheaper rates.

For more information, visit www.marathonbahamas.com.

Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB) winner, Leigh Schmit, 44, crosses the finish line in January

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A group of Drake University students will travel to the Bahamas over January Term for a leadership course on the high seas.
Caribbean waters are enough to pull anyone out of a winter rut. Watching the runners at Marathon Bahamas fly by, it’s clear the race is made up of a blend of both locals and vacationers. Some are donning running apparel that only a true Bahamian could pull off while others flaunt their Canadian identity with maple leaf emblems
Thank you Grand Bahama
3/17/2017 12:20:08 PM
A huge thank you to all of our incredible Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend sponsors. This week, Sunshine Insurance Marketing Coordinator, Rogan Smith traveled to Grand Bahama present plaques to our sponsors in the second city.
“Being from Canada,” Harding said of the Bahamas marathon,“there’s nothing better than looking at the palm trees and the sand and the ocean.”
Atlantis, Paradise Island will return as a Platinum sponsor for the 9th annual Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW).
The Meridian School Donates To Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend
NASSAU, Bahamas (February 24, 2017) – Registration is now open online for the ninth annual Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB), to be held in 2018.
The relay segment was a popular component of the eighth running of Marathon Bahamas
For months, people around the world, and here at home, were preparing for the Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend, and for the fifth consecutive year, Caribbean Bottling Company, the local producer of Coca-Cola products, was there.
Twenty-one Strides for Hope members will be traveling to The Bahamas to participate in the 8th annual Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB). The event will be held on Sunday, January 15th beginning at Junkanoo Beach.

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