Relay

If the thought of running a marathon or half marathon is a daunting task, then solicit some friends, family and colleagues to participate in the relay. The four-person relay is designed to build team spirit, engender camaraderie and foster positive corporate challenge as well as the obvious – physical fitness. There is a distance for everyone and school and corporate teams are encouraged. Teams will run the distance and compete for overall awards.

DATE
Sunday, January 14

TIME
6:00 am (EST)
Simultaneous start with the marathon and half marathon

ENTRY FEES: (Per Person)
  • $52.50 to June 9 at 1:00 am
  • $57.50 June 9 to September 9 at 1:00 am
  • $65 September 9 to November 9 at 1:00 am
  • $75 November 9 to January 11 at 1:00 am
  • $85 at Expo

 

START LOCATION
Oceanfront at Junkanoo Beach
Three blocks west of downtown Nassau

FINISH LOCATION
Oceanfront at Arawak Cay
Six blocks west of downtown Nassau
Three blocks west of the start

TEAMS DIVISIONS (must be identified at the time of registering – NO CHANGES)
  • Overall Male/Female
  • Mixed (2 males/2 females)
  • Students

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

- Online Registration - Online Registration Closes January 10, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.

- Mail by sending a completed application with check payable to:

      Marathon Bahamas
      P.O. Box N-3180
      Nassau, Bahamas
      Must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2017

- In person by bringing in a completed application form with cash, check or money order, made payable to Marathon Bahamas, to:

      Sunshine Insurance
      East Shirley Street & Highland Terrace
      Nassau, Bahamas

Fees are non-refundable and race numbers are non-transferable. NO DEFERMENTS TO 2019 OR BEYOND.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The race course was designed to showcase many of the focal points of this amazing destination including quaint and scenic downtown Nassau with it’s historic buildings, the glitz and glamour of Paradise Island, the business districts, exciting Cable Beach and the life of the residents hugging the northern shore of the Island.

The marathon starts at Junkanoo Beach (west of downtown Nassau) heading east thru downtown Nassau over the western Paradise Island bridge and immediately returning over the eastern Paradise Island bridge. Route continues east to Montagu Beach with a westward turn onto Shirley Street all the way to Cumberland Street north. At Bay Street, the course continues to the west hugging the northern shores of Cable Beach, Delaporte and West Bay Street with the turnaround ¼-mile west of Compass Point returning to the most eastern entrance to Arawak Cay for an oceanfront finish.

PRE-RACE DINING OFFERS

TBA

TEAMS – Distances and exchange points
Each team of Four members will collectively run the 26.2 marathon distance.

Exchange zones and distances:
Leg 1 – 6.2 miles
Start in front of McDonalds, Downtown

Leg 2 – 6.9 miles
McDonalds to east of Sun Fun Resort (in front of the ‘castle-type’ oceanfront house –green/white)

Leg 3 – 5.6 miles
East of Sun Fun Resort to turnaround point (west of Compass Point) to Cave’s Height

Leg 4 – 7.5 miles
Cave’s Height to Arawak Cay

PARKING
There is ample complimentary parking available in the Ft. Charlotte area (opposite finish line) and on the side streets in the area. Marathon Bahamas strongly recommend that you arrive no later than 5:00 am to find parking as there may be some congestion in the area.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
On Marathon Day, Sunday, January 15, special traffic controls will be in place from Junkanoo Beach to Paradise Island to Montague Beach thru Shirley Street to West Bay Street from 5:00 am – 12:30 pm. The streets (downtown – Shirley Street) will be opened on a gradual basis. West Bay Street through Compass Point will remain closed until the last participant has cleared the area. During the road closure, only authorized vehicles will be allowed on the route at the discretion of the traffic police. Traffic rules will be rigorously enforced to keep the event safe for all participants. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for travel on race morning.

WEATHER
The average weather in January is absolutely stunning with lows in the 60s (mornings) rising to the mid-70s (afternoon). The humidity averages out to 64%, with the sunrise at 6:53 am EST.

TIMING
Marathon Bahamas will use the ChampionChip timing system to accurately time the races and quickly provide day-of-race results. No other timing system device may be worn. YOU MUST WEAR YOUR ASSIGNED RACE NUMBER DURING THE RACE TO RECEIVE YOUR FINISHING TIME AND FOR VISUAL PERSONAL I.D. WHILE ON THE COURSE. All participants will receive their gun time and chip time.

RUNNER PERKS:

  • Technical race shirt
  • Oceanfront start and finish
  • Scenic route with lots of water views
  • Themed, unique Finisher Medal
  • Runner Swag Bag
  • Post Race Beach Party with loads of food, beverages, beer and music
  • On-course entertainment
  • Finisher certificate
  • Great vacation destination
  • Ideal winter running weather

AID STATIONS
Water and replacement supplements will be available every mile, along the course, starting at mile two.

Marathon Bahamas’s Official Medical Team, Doctor’s Hospital, will be at the main medical tent positioned at the finish line. Medical stations will also be positioned along the race course should you need assistance during the race.

Authorized cyclists will be on the course monitoring participants who may require medical attention. Should attention be required, the cyclists will notify the medical team.

COURSE HOURS
There will be a 6-hour time limit on the course for the event; however, all participants must complete the first 6 miles within a 1.5 hour period. After the 12:00 pm cut-off period, if you are on the course, you will be asked to move to the pavement should you desire to complete the event. This rule will be strictly enforced.

Every participant must be in adequate health and sufficiently trained to partake in this race. Consult your physician before beginning any endurance-training regimen.

GEAR CHECK
Need a place to put your dry clothes or car keys? Simply drop your items in the race bag you receive at the Health & Fitness Expo (or your own personal bag) and drop your bag at the complimentary Gear Check area near the start line.
We recommend that you DO NOT check your wallets or any other valuables into a Gear Check bag.

*Make sure to fill out and attach your Gear Check stub located on your race bib.
Gear Check will close at 1:30 pm. All unclaimed gear will be donated to a local charity.

SHUTTLE SERVICE

One way (pp):

  • Atlantis and or Comfort Suites:  $8.00

  • Cable Beach:  $7.00  (Sandals, Melia, Breezes)

 

Round-trip transfers (pp):

  • Atlantis:  $15.00

  • Cable Beach:  $12.00 (Sandals, Melia, Breezes)

Transfer arrangements are made at the expo, January 13, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.

POST RACE
All members of the team are invited to join the finish-line festivities at Arawak Cay and enjoy the morning at the beach with food, music, vendor displays and cheer other Marathon participants.

AWARDS
  • Overall (male):1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Overall (female): 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Mixed – 2 Males and 2 Females (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • Students (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Awards Ceremony immediately following the marathon and half marathon.

If you are a Team Winner, Marathon Bahamas encourages you to stay for the awards ceremonies.

The Awards Ceremony for the team winners and Award Collection will take place at the Finish Line Party. If someone, from the team, is not present to collect the team’s award and you want us to send you the award by mail, please download the Awards Redemption Form and mail it in with the appropriate fee for shipping and handling.

*Awards will only be available within 4 months of the event.

Download Award Redemption Form

RANDOM PRIZES
During the Awards Ceremony, random prizes will be awarded. Every participant is eligible to win. The grand prize is a 2-night stay at The Cove, Atlantis inclusive of Breakfast.

MISCELLANEOUS
To prepare you for the upcoming race, here are a few pointers:

- Packet Pick up:
Team Captain must pick up the team’s packet; a runner of a relay team, will not be allowed to pick up their packet separately. Team captains must bring photo ID, to the EXPO, to pick up your team packets on January 13, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Volunteers will also be there to answer any questions you might have.

-Baton: Each team will be assigned a BATON which will host the timing chip. Batons must be returned at the finish line.

-Transition Locations: There will be signage as you approach each transition point. Make sure you cross the timing mats. Be sure to step off of the course to this area immediately when your team member starts the run. Make sure you have reliable transportation to each transition exchange.

-Medals: Each runner will receive their medal at the transition area upon completion of their leg of the relay. Runner #4 will receive a medal at the finish line upon completion.

-Awards: Winners for each division will be posted following the race. The winners will pick up the award at the awards ceremony after the marathon and half marathon results are announced.

RACE CERTIFICATE
Your personalized Relay Marathon certificate will be available approximately one week after the event. 
We will not be mailing out certificates. By printing yours at home, you can celebrate your achievement as soon as possible.

MARATHON BAHAMAS

RACE WEEKEND

January 13-14, 2018