THE Bahamas Roadmasters running club has announced that Marcel Major will serve as its president.
Major, in replacing Charles Johnson, was elected to serve for the next two years during the recent elections and is anxious to head the new administration. Other members elected to serve with Major are Michael Cunningham as vice president, Mellany Zonicle as secretary, Cassandra Smith as assistant secretary, Leah Major as treasurer and Alexis Curry as assistant treasurer.
The Roadmasters are committed to continuing some of the programmes already in place, including the half marathon, scheduled for the third Sunday, November 18.
"The Ministry of Tourism has partnered with the Road Masters and will be offering a $5,000.00 cash prize to the first male and female finishers of the Bahamas Half," the association said.
"We are seeking to attract international runners to our event and we believe by increasing cash incentives, we will attract many runners for the 13.1 half marathon."
The Roadmasters is also preparing for its annual midnight run, which will be held on Friday, June 1, starting at 12 o'clock.
"This year, the Roadmasters will recognise the Children's Emergency Hostel as its charity of choice.
"We are asking persons to come out and support this fun run/walk," the club said.
The entry fee is $15, which includes a t-shirt, light and free food and drinks after the race.
"This is going to be a year full of events and activities for the club," said the press release. "Some of the members are presently training for international marathons overseas and two of our members just completed the Boston Marathon."
The Road Masters expressed its gratitude to the past executives that operated the affairs of the club and congratulated the new members, who have taken over.
Persons interested in joining the Road Masters can go to the Bahamas Roadmasters website for more information.