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SEPTEMBER 2016

HOW QUICKLY TIME FLIES BY

It's less than five short months before the 8th annual running of Marathon Bahamas on January 15, 2017 with an early am start at Junkanoo Beach, immediately west of downtown Nassau. We are all so very excited about, once again, hosting this international endurance event at our unique winter island wonderland - Nassau.

If you are looking for an incredible destination runcation, Marathon Bahamas is your race. There is a race for every fitness level (marathon, half, four-person relay - averaging 6.5 miles per runner as well as a warm-up 5k on Saturday), miles of open ocean vistas, running through history (downtown, Paradise Island, Cable Beach) and ending with an oceanfront finish (Arawak Cay) with a commemorative finisher medal, entertainment and junkanoo. What a way to party!

NEED AN INCENTIVE TO GET REGISTERED?

Want to get really excited? Listen to Marathon Bahamas’ theme song and view one of our event videos.

FEE INCREASE

Marathon Bahamas will be having a registration fee increase on September 10. Register for you special event NOW! It’s going to be a real party!

MARATHON BAHAMAS- AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT

Last year, MB hosted an international field with runners from 34 countries, five continents and 37 states. Participants included individuals or groups running for individual gratification and/or teams running for specific charities. The common denominator? Running in Paradise and having some pre or post-race vacation.

Currently, we have participants from 11 countries and 27 states.

The relay was an early sell out in 2016.

If you are interested in participating in the relay, register early and spread the word to your friends, family and colleague as we are presently way ahead of relay registrations.

REGISTER AND WIN A TRIP FOR TWO

For the month of September, MB is offering a special fall registration drive. Register for the marathon or half marathon event, and be eligible to win a two-nights stay at the British Colonial Hilton plus breakfast for two. Sweepstake ends 9/30/16. Winner will be announced via social media. All present registrants are eligible to win.

STUDENT RUN

For the second consecutive year, MB will be hosting its Student Run. After completing a total of 25 miles in training (during the course of the Fall period which must be documented), the student is allowed to complete their marathon on race morning starting at mile 25 and finish with the marathoners. Additional information is available by contacting Chakita Archer at carcher@marathonbahamas.com

Space is limited and there is a registration fee. Engage your classmates and register to start training.

ROCK N ROLLIN?

If you are participating in the Rock n Roll September events in Virginia Beach, Philadelphia or Montreal, do stop by the Marathon Bahamas booth and say hi! Would love to see you and tell you about your exciting winter race in Nassau and answer all your questions for your Nassau Runcation.

BAHAMAS RACE FOR THE CURE® 5K

Not a long distance runner but would like to participate in the weekend? There is an excellent option.

On Saturday, January 14, starting at 7:00 am from the Eastern end of the Island (Montagu Beach), will be the 7th annual running of the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure 5k®. The race finishes on Paradise Island with a grand ceremony honoring our ‘survivors’. It’s a great event for the entire family. The 5k can also be used as a ‘warm up’ for our Sunday participants. Registration, for this event, opens on October 1st.. Click here for more information.

CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

The Cancer Society of The Bahamas.

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas, a registered non-profit organization, was established in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in 1976.

Its aims are to educate the public about Cancer so that it may be prevented or diagnosed and treated in its early stages, to be of service to cancer patients, and to raise funds to support these programmes.

Cancer Society members function solely on a volunteer basis in the areas of education, health care, counselling and fundraising.

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