HONORARY Chair of the Susan G Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure Willie Moss (left) with TheBahamasWeekly.com Webmaster/Administrator David Mackey and Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend Marketing Co-ordinator and PR Chair Rogan Smith.
FOR the second year in a row, TheBahamasWeekly.com has signed on as a Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) sponsor.
The news and events portal, which claims an average of 1,000,000 page views per month, will help Race Weekend - which includes the Susan G Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure and Marathon Bahamas - to expand its global reach. Race Weekend, which takes place on January 14-15, 2017 - remains the premier sporting event in the country, attracting elite athletes from all over the world and boosting tourism numbers during the traditional slow period.
Robbin Whachell, editor/co-founder of TheBahamasWeekly.com, said: “It has been exciting to see the growth of sports tourism in the Bahamas, and Marathon Bahamas has been one of the events leading the way. Not only does Race Weekend attract visitors to the country, but it encourages an active and healthy lifestyle.”
The two-day event coincides with the United States’ Martin Luther King Jr holiday, giving North Americans an opportunity to race in the Bahamian sunshine and escape the winter weather.
Marathon Bahamas, a Tourism Impact Award winner, has been named as one of the top 50 races in the world outside the UK by ‘Runner’s World UK’ magazine.
The Susan G Komen Bahamas event is a community effort that brings awareness to the cancer fight and raises money for the cause. Race Weekend will donate 100 per cent of the net proceeds from the two-day event to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas, the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama, the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group.
Sponsors for the SIRW include Sunshine Insurance, the Ministry of Tourism, Atlantis, FOCOL, BTC, Arawak Homes, NAD, Royal Star Assurance, Bahamas Waste, Pharmachem Technologies, Roman Meal, Royal Bank of Canada, Vitamalt, Global Pacific Food Group/Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, Bahamas Power and Light, Signman, Baptist Health International, BGC Bahamas Ltd., Doctors Hospital, Sawyers Fresh Market, Runners Depot, Gatorade, Classic Formal Wear and TheBahamasWeekly.com.
To register online visit www.marathonbahamas.com or www.komenbahamas.org for more information.