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 marathon distance and compete for overall awards.
Sunday, January 14
6:00 am (EST)
Simultaneous start with the marathon and half marathon
ENTRY FEES: (per team of 4)
$ 240 May 1 – 31 $ 260 June 1 to August 31
- $ 280 September 1 to November 30
- $ 300 December 1 to January 12
- $ 320 January 13 at expo (if available)
- $ 200 Students (16 and under)
Oceanfront at Western Esplanade
Oceanfront at Western Esplanade
TEAMS DIVISIONS (must be identified at the time of registering – NO CHANGES)
- Mixed (2 males/2 females)
- Students (males/females)
- Student mixed (2 males/2 females)
The race course was designed to showcase many of the focal points of this amazing destination including quaint and scenic downtown Nassau with its historic buildings, dramatically upgraded Cruise Port, 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 four-person relay route starts at Western Esplanade heading east through downtown Nassau via Woodes Rodgers Wharf and existing on East Street back to Bay Street. Route continues east to Montagu Beach (exit) making a turnaround at Montague Beach (entrance). The course loops west returning to downtown passing the starting line area, hugging the northern shores of Cable Beach, Delaporte and West Bay Street with the turnaround at Columbus Cove. The dramatic finish is via the eastern entrance of Western Esplanade – oceanfront!
TEAMS – Distances and exchange points
Each team of Four members will collectively run the 26.2 marathon distance. Below are approximate exchange zones
Exchange zones and distances:
Leg 1 – 6.2 miles
Leg 2 – 6.9 miles
Western Entrance to SeaBeach Estates
Leg 3 – 5.7 miles
To Turnaround Point at Columbus returning at SeaBeach Estates
Leg 4 – 7.4 miles
SeaBeach Estates to Finish line
RELAY TEAMS TRANSPORTATION (will be confirmed as time draws near)
The third and fourth-leg participants will be provided transportation from The Cricket Club at 5:30 am. Return transportation, from SeaBeach Estates will be at 8:30 and 9:30am.
If you are arranging your own returning transportation, please be courteous and offer a ride to the other finishers- particularly our visitors!
There is ample complimentary parking available in the Ft. Charlotte area (opposite the start/finish line area) 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.
On Marathon Day, Sunday, January 14, special traffic controls will be in place from Western Esplanade to Montagu Beach thru West Bay Street from 5:00 am – 12:30 pm. Bay Street will be opened on a gradual basis.
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.
Water 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.
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.
Need a place to put your dry clothes or car keys? Simply drop your items in the race bag you receive at Packet Pick Up (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.
Once you cross the finish line you will receive cold bottled water, your finisher’s medal, go through the Runner’s Food Line for a variety of food selections and pick up your personal belongings from Baggage Drop-Off prior to enjoying the morning at the beach.
The Medical Tent is conveniently located at the end of the finish line.
Western Esplanade/Arawak Cay offers a great venue for all participants to reunite with family and friends, enjoy food, music, vendor displays and cheer other Marathon participants.