The health, well-being and safety of our participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff have always been our top priority and remains so in these globally challenging circumstances surrounding Covid-19.

After ongoing consideration and guidance from local and national health authorities, Marathon Bahamas 2021 will be transitioning to a virtual race whereby one can compete and complete their preferred distance from home, a local running track or favorite running route. To add to the excitement, the event participation completion dates will be extended from Saturday, January 9 to Sunday, January 17.

This event typically relies on the generous donations of our sponsors. As we are all well aware, many local businesses have been closed. We are respectful that, upon reopening, their priority will be its customers and employees. In light of that, we will not be seeking sponsorships this year. Additionally, as the vast majority of our participants are international, we don’t know what the travel guidelines will be for the early winter period as well as crowd size and social distancing. Since the race takes months to plan, we would be unable to appropriately prepare for the many unknowns.

Our virtual participants swag will include: finisher medal, gender-specific tech shirt, race bag, digital bib and finisher certificate.