Long-distance runner Marcel Major doing some big things

As of Tuesday, March 28, 2023

#MARCEL Major of New Providence, who is an avid long-distance runner, has earned the Race Director Certification (RDC) through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).

#“It was an arduous undertaking which involved an extensive course of study and a series of intense examinations,” Major said.

#Some of the topics he covered included course design, budgeting, marketing and public relations, participant, spectator and traffic control, recruitment and supervision of volunteers, as well as legal and compliance matters.

#“According to RRCA records, I am the first resident of The Bahamas to become certified through their globally recognised programme,” he said.

#Major said he is pleased that The Bahamas has achieved significant milestones in sports internationally in the past 50 years since independence.

#“I hope that more Bahamians in leadership in various sporting disciplines would pursue international certifications,” he said.

#In 2022, Major and his wife Theresa officially launched their company, 4 Seasons Race Management. The company’s specialty services include the planning, officiating and timing of road races.

#Its primary objective is to enhance the quality of race events, resulting in greater enjoyment and safety for road running enthusiasts in The Bahamas.

#4 Seasons Race Management will stage at least one uniquely themed race event every quarter. Fresh off its successful “Running in Love” Fun Run/Walk held in February, they are now gearing up for “The Bikini Top, Bare Back, Beach Run”, scheduled for Saturday, June 17.

#Major served as the president of Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club (BRRC) for four years, from 2018 to 2022.

#A passionate runner himself, he has completed numerous international marathons and half marathons.

#Founded in 1958, Road Runners Club of America is the oldest and largest national association of runners and running organisations in the United States of America dedicated to growing the sport of running.

#The organisation supports local running clubs in the USA and internationally by providing training and resources for runners, coaches, race directors and leaders at all levels in the sport of long-distance running.

#For more information on 4 Seasons Race Management’s future events, visit their website, www.fourseasonsracemanagement. com


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