Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club (BRRC) is busy making final preparations to stage its 10th Annual Bahamas Half Race Series. Leading a list of notable sponsors is the renowned United States based health care provider, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).
Founded in 1998, CTCA through its treatment centers located in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix has provided top level cancer care to hundreds of Bahamian patients. They also give back to local communities by generously supporting many local non-governmental organizations. Demonstrating their commitment as a benefactor to Bahamas Roadmasters, CTCA is a platinum sponsor of the 2022 Bahamas Half race series that takes place on November 20.
‘‘We are exceedingly grateful to all our corporate sponsors for their continued support; In particular CTCA who has consistently partnered with BRRC, enabling us to successfully stage our two signature events, Bahamas Half and Midnight Madness Fun Run/Walk’’, said Anastasia Turnquest, BRRC president.
Presenting on behalf of CTCA, was its local representative Tina Lightbourne.
“In the communities we serve, we’re compassionate and responsive, meaning we genuinely care about their health and welfare, and we respond by supporting the local NGOs, who are on the ground servicing those needs. It’s ingrained in CTCA’s core values”. She added: “Like Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Bahamas Roadmasters promotes good health and wellness and we’re happy to be a part of that”.
Following a two-year disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual road race, which draws hundreds of local and international running and walking enthusiasts will return as an in-person event this year. Race time is at 6 a.m., starting from Junkanoo Beach at Western Esplanade and traveling west along Bay Street toward Cable Beach.
The half marathon (13.1 miles) will turn around near Sun Fun Resort; the 10K (6.2 miles) turns near Baha Mar Boulevard and the 5K turns near Go-Slow Bend. The 5K and 10K are walker-friendly events. For the half marathon, runners have registered from as far away as Africa and Ireland.
BRRC’s Public Relations Officer Tony Longley said that the world class professionally timed race has attractive cash prizes and giveaways. The overall male and female half marathon winners will each receive $2,500; second place finishers will receive $1,500; third place finishers will receive $500. The first male and female Bahamian permanent resident will each be awarded $250. The top three finishers in each age category will receive trophies and all finishers in every event will get a beautiful, commemorative 10th anniversary medal.
Other sponsors include Caribbean Bottling Company, the Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas Welding & Fire, Cabinet World, Carpet World, Colina, FYP Building Supplies, Insurance Co. of The Bahamas, Lignum Advisors, Suntee, Summit Insurance, and Veritas.
Part proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to Families of Murdered All Murdered Victims (FOAM), headed by Candy Gibson and Way of Life Organization, led by Mr. William Lunn.
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.
Registration can be done in-person daily at Lignum Advisors, Union Court on Elizabeth Avenue and Shirley Street, and on Saturdays at The Sports Center, Harbour Bay Plaza and Cable Beach from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or online, www.bahamashalf242.com.
For more information, contact BRRC via email, firstname.lastname@example.org and via Facebook, Bahamas Road Masters.