Roadmasters get set to stage 11th Annual Bahamas Half Marathon Race Series

THE top three male winners in the 2022 Bahamas Half Marathon with their medals.

THE top three male winners in the 2022 Bahamas Half Marathon with their medals.


RUNNERS at the start of the 2022 Bahamas Half Marathon. Photos courtesy of Tony Longley

BAHAMAS Roadmasters Running Club (BRRC) is busily making final preparations to stage its 11th Annual Bahamas Half Marathon Race Series, scheduled for Sunday, November 19.

The event features a 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and a Half Marathon (Teams of 4) Relay.

The 5K race is highly favoured by walkers and novice runners.

Leading the list of notable sponsors once again is renowned United States-based health care provider, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).

Founded in 1998, CTCA through its network of treatment centres in the United States of America has provided top level cancer care to thousands of Bahamian patients.

They also give back to Bahamian communities by generously supporting many local NGO’s. Demonstrating their commitment as a benefactor to Bahamas Roadmasters, CTCA is the repeat title sponsor of the 2023 Bahamas Half Race Series.

“We are always grateful to all our corporate sponsors for their continued support, in particular CTCA who has consistently partnered with BRRC in a major way for the past several years. The support of the corporate community is integral, as it enables us to successfully stage our signature events, Bahamas Half Marathon Race Series and The Midnight Madness Fun Run’’, said Anastasia Turnquest, BRRC President.

Presenting on behalf of CTCA, was its Bahamas representative, Ms. Tina Lightbourne who said, “In the communities we serve, we genuinely care about their health and welfare, and it’s this duty of care that inspires us to respond by supporting the local NGO’s, who are on the ground servicing those needs. It’s ingrained in CTCA’s Core Values.

Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club promotes good health and wellness, which is a great fit for us and we’re happy to play a part.”

The annual road race which draws hundreds of local and international running and walking enthusiasts, will start at 6:00 AM from Junkanoo Beach, The Western Esplanade. The route goes west along Bay Street toward Cable Beach.

The half marathon will turn around near Sun Fun Resort; the 10K turns near Baha Mar Boulevard and 5K turns near Go-Slow Bend. The 5 and 10K are walker friendly events. For the Half Marathon, runners have registered from the USA and Canada.

BRRC’s PR Officer Tony Longley told Tribune Sports, “Thanks to the collective generosity of our sponsors, we’re able to stage a world class, professionally timed race and possibly some personal records will be set in all categories”.

The top 3 finishes in each age category will receive trophies and all finishers in every event will get a beautiful commemorative finisher’s medal. Additional sponsors and contributors include Caribbean Bottling Company; America City of Hope; Bahamas Welding & Fire; Cabinet & Carpet World; FYP Building Supplies; Fidelity Bank; Lightbourne Trading, Bahamas Wholesale Agency, Nassau Agencies and Bahamian Brewery. Part proceeds from this year’s race will assist the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group, and MD Patient Navigation Services.

Founded in 1990, Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club is the premier athletic club in The Bahamas dedicated to promoting a healthy and wholesome lifestyle through the sport of long-distance running. Members train weekly to prepare for local and international races including Marathons and Half Marathons. A group recently completed the Berlin Marathon and more than 2 dozen of its members will race in the Toronto Marathon on October 15.

Registration is open online via website: www.bahamashalf242.com. For more information, contact BRRC C/0 email address: bahamasroadmasters@gmail.com and via Facebook: Bahamas Road Masters.


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