MARATHON BAHAMAS 2012 TO LEAD THE WAY IN NASSAU
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend includes Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, Expo and Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure 5K
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Nov. 9, 2011 – Running is simply better in The Bahamas. For the 3rd consecutive year marathoners and fans of running will have the opportunity to stretch their legs while taking in the most beautiful of settings, thanks to the Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend, taking place in Nassau, Bahamas Jan. 14-15, 2012. The centerpiece of the weekend will be Marathon Bahamas, a 26.2 mile race taking place on Sunday Jan. 15 that will take participants through a course that has been designed to showcase the diversity the island has to offer.
What makes Marathon Bahamas so special in the destination’s rich history and culture that marathoners get to experience through the race course. The 26.2 mile journey is set to begin at Junkanoo beach and winds through the historical downtown area as well as the incredible scenery and island views Nassau lends along the way. The oceanfront views continue as runners hug the northern shore of Cable Beach which ultimately leads to an oceanfront finish line at Arawak Cay.
Not ready to take on a 26.2 mile run but still want to dash through The Bahamas? Not to worry there are races suited for every fitness level. Runners can choose to participate in other events including the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® 5K, a 4-Person Relay, or Half Marathon. In addition a Health and Fitness Expo open to the public will be held on Jan. 14, 2012 featuring healthy lifestyle demonstrations, nutritional items, the latest in running gear and more.
Interested marathoners and runners can register for the race online, by mail or in person at the Sunshine Insurance’s East Shirley Street Office in Nassau. There will be no day-of-race registrations permitted. Details regarding fees can be found on MarathonBahamas.com. Online registration closes midnight Jan. 10, 2012.
The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To purchase one-of-a-kind items from The Bahamas, visit www.eshopbahamas.com.
Kelly McKenna Anita Johnson-Patty
Weber Shandwick Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
(212) 445-8380 (954) 236-9292