Hundreds of athletes from around the world will be competing in the annual Bahamas Road Masters Half Marathon on Sunday.
The sixth edition starts and ends at Arawak Cay and kicks off at 6:00 a.m. The first male and female runners to cross the finish line will receive a cash prize of $5,000.
“We have athletes from nine different countries competing in this weekend’s event,” said race coordinator Marcel Major. “We offered a cash prize this year because we wanted to be known as the premier race in The Bahamas. By offering this cash prize, we’ve attracted runners from all over the world that are looking to experience our race. Planning has been going smoothly up to this point. Our sponsors have come on board and helped us tremendously.
“We are also offering prizes for the first Bahamian male and female athletes to cross the line in the half marathon and a relay prize as well.”
Along with the half marathon, athletes will also go head-to-head in a half marathon three-person relay, a 10k race (6.2 miles) and a 5K race (3.1 miles).
Once again, part of the proceeds from the weekend will go toward a local charity. The two that will benefit from this year’s event are the Nazareth Center and The Bahamas Institute for Child and Adolescent Mental Heart Association.
Persons interested in the event can register online at www.bahamashalf.com, or by contacting Major by phone at the Four Seasons Plant Nursery at (242) 676-2182.