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Cayman Islands Marathon

December 4, 2016

Sure, you could run just about anywhere in the world!  But wouldn’t you prefer to run on a safe, beautiful Caribbean island, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, charming homes flawlessly landscaped and magnificent views of the sea?  Well, come run with us in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon!

The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon takes place on the first Sunday in December every year.  The 2016 event will take place on Sunday, December 4th.  The event consists of a full marathon, half marathon, 4-person relay and a Kids Fun Run.  The race is only in its 14th year but we're growing! Our reputation is that of a intimate, warm, friendly, well organized event, and we hope you'll come and experience it for yourself. 

They Loved Us!  You'll Love Us Too...We Guarantee It!  Read what others had to say about us!

“Just wanted to say a big 'THANK YOU' for all the excellent organization and effort that you and your team must have put in to make the Marathon such a super event! My friend and I had a fantastic time. It was so much fun and the atmosphere was awesome. We will definitely be doing it again next year! Thank you so much.” Andrea Irish – 2009 Half Marathoner, Cayman Islands

“I had a GREAT time at the marathon. The expo was terrific, the pre/post-race area was well-equipped, the course was nice, and the aid stations were absolutely amazing. I loved having bottled water/gatorade, as I could carry it and drink between aid stations without spilling it everywhere. I also loved the race announcer calling out my name at the end -- awesome.” Benjamin Isaacson – 2009 Full Marathoner, Wisconsin, USA

"This is probably the friendliest (half) marathon I’ve ever run! If you plan to be on Grand Cayman Island in early December, you need to schedule your visit around this race!” Kevin Cunningham – 2009 Half Marathoner, Georgia, USA

“I had a great experience at the marathon. Thank you to everyone who made it all possible! I especially want to thank all the water stop volunteers - they were all AMAZING! I couldn't have finished without them.” Elizabeth Connolly – 2009 Full Marathoner, New Jersey, USA

“I want to personally thank you for a fantastic marathon experience. I made up my mind a year ago to run a marathon to celebrate my 50th birthday. I spent a lot of time selecting the perfect race and I couldn't be happier with my choice!!! I know how much time was spent planning and organizing and I want you to know that I truly appreciate it. Your marathon was a first-class act!!! Janean Griffith – 2009 Full Marathoner, Iowa, USA

How Do You Get Here?  It’s easy! The Cayman Islands are just 480 miles south and an hour plane ride from Miami, Florida. Delta, Continental, American, US Airways, Air Jamaica, Air Canada, Northwest, British Airways and Cayman Airways all provide service to and from Grand Cayman. Gateways include Houston, Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Kingston, Jamaica, Chicago, Newark, Toronto, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York and London.

A Picturesque, enjoyable and FLAT Course!  The race route is IAAF-sanctioned and is flat and fast, ensuring ideal running conditions. If that isn’t enough, there will be music along the route to motivate runners and add some ‘flava’ to the mix.  The course will take you through the financial district of George Town, along the beautiful waterfront and through some of the more exclusive neighborhoods on the island. Many runners use this route daily and can attest to the safety and quality of the course.

Description of the Race Route  The race begins at Breezes By The Bay Restaurant on Harbour Drive and you will run through South Church Street into South Sound and then onto Old Prospect Road to Prospect Point which is designated the Turnaround Point.  There you will turn around and run back using the same route and then turn onto Walkers Road where you will continue until you come to Hinds Way where you will turn right and continue onto Academy Way back to Walkers Road.  You will continue on Walkers Road until you come to the 4-way stop at Hospital Road.  You will turn left onto Hospital Road and then onto Elgin Avenue in front of the Government Administration Bldg, and run through George Town toward the Town Clock, turning left and continuing to the stop light on Harbour Drive (near Senor Frog's) and turn left and return to the Start/Finish line at Breezes By The Bay.  Full marathoners do it all over again!

Cool Breezes in Cay-mon!  The Cayman Islands is a warm weather destination year-round but we selected one of the cooler days of the year for you to come and run with us. Expect the start line temperature to be in the low 70s meandering into the low 80s by the end of the race.

B.Y.O.F…Bring your own friends…or family!  Don’t come alone! Make sure you bring your family and friends along to take advantage of everything the Cayman Islands has to offer. Spectacular natural beauty, a wealth of activities and points of interest, and all the modern conveniences to make your stay as comfortable as possible can be found on Grand Cayman, the largest and most developed of the three Cayman Islands. For a vacation within a vacation, visit the beautiful, serene Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Just log on to the official website of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (www.caymanislands.ky) and start making your plans today! 

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