Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club supporting local charities

SHOWN, from left to right, are Mike Cunningham, Candi Gibson and Anastasia Turnquest.

SHOWN, from left to right, are Mike Cunningham, Candi Gibson and Anastasia Turnquest.

As of Monday, April 17, 2023

#BAHAMAS Roadmasters Running Club (BRRC) continued its support of local charities with recent donations to two local non-profit organisations.

#BRRC presented part-proceeds in the amounts of $1000 each from its annual Bahamas Half Marathon Race Series to Families of All Murdered Victims (F.O.A.M.), headed by Ms. Khandi Gibson and Way of Life Organisation, led by William Lunn.

#F.O.A.M. renders emotional, psychological and financial support to parents, spouses and children of murder victims.

#Lunn’s organisation provides counselling and mentoring to at-risk young men to steer them away from a life of crime. The Bahamas Half event was held November 2022.BRRC president Anastasia Turnquest praised their sponsors saying, “we could not expedite an event of this magnitude without the backing of the corporate community. I must highlight our Platinum Sponsor Cancer Treatment Centers of Americas, they backed us in a very big way! We’re also grateful to our additional corporate sponsors: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Caribbean Bottling Company, Bahamas Welding & Fire, Cabinet World, Carpet World, Colina Insurance Ltd., FYP Building Supplies, Insurance Co. of The Bahamas, Lignum Advisors, Suntee, Summit Insurance, Veritas and a host of other ‘in-kind’ supporters and vendors”. “In a race, runners and walkers require a lot of motivation”, said Tony Longley, BRRC’s public relations officer.

#“I personally want to thank Colina, whose staff joined members of BRRC in managing water stops and as cheerleaders along the route”, he added.

#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 road races and international Marathons.

#Last month, several members raced in the Tokyo Marathon, where Shavaughn Blades and Linda Williams completed the Six Abbott World Majors and earned their Abbott 6 Star Medals.

#Another member, Charles Johnson, completed the Antarctica Ice Marathon, also held in March.

#On Monday, April 17, Dr Ebbie Jackson will run the Boston Marathon to complete her round of the Abbott Six World Majors, to earn her Six Star Medal. Two other BRRC members, Anthony Longley and Michael Cunningham, will race in the TCR London Marathon on April 23, 2023.

#Next on the BRRC’s calendar of events locally, is their annual Midnight Madness 5 & 10K Fun Run/Walk.

#Registration is now open for this exciting event which will be held on the morning of Friday, June 2 (Labour Day holiday) beginning at 12:01 am from The Western Esplanade Beach, West Bay Street.

#For more information, contact BRRC C/0 email address: Facebook: Bahamas Road Masters or website:

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