Friday, 21 July 2017

Half Marathon Road Race Comes ALIV

Nassau, The Bahamas, June 25, 2017 - ALIV, continuing in its sponsorship for fitness and athletics in the country, has signed on as a platinum sponsor for The Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club’s (BRRC) fifth staging of “The Bahamas Half Race series”. The event includes the Half Marathon (13.1 miles), three-person H/M Relay, 10k (6.2 miles) & 5K (3.1 miles) races.

The annual event which welcomes hundreds of local and international runners is scheduled for Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 6:00 AM, beginning from Arawak Cay.  The walker friendly 5K added last year, will also be featured. The intent is to include those who may not be up to the challenge of the longer distances but would still like to participate in the popular charity event.

“Bahamians are increasingly taking their health more seriously and as a result events such as these have increased. Almost every Saturday, someone or some organization is putting on a fun, run, walk.Our donation is intended to support the BRRC in preparation for this event. Supporting the BRRC upholds ALIV’s promise to promote good health among Bahamians and continue to encourage   athletic focused initiatives like the BRRC . We believe strongly in working with the community through sports,” Damian Blackburn, Chief ALIV Officer said.

Charles Johnson, BRRC President said, "The Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club is eagerly looking forward to the 2017 event. We anticipate that with the financial support being given by ALIV, participants can expect a first-class racing experience with all the amenities of the big international events. I wish to thank the leadership team of ALIV for joining hands with us in this fantastic initiative." 

The Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club (“BRRC”) is a non-profit group established in 1990 with an aim to promote the sport of distance running by preparing running enthusiasts to participate in half and full marathons. Members travel annually to compete in international marathon events in places like Florida, New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Berlin, and Tokyo.

Through its fundraising efforts over the years, BRRC has made meaningful contributions to the community by its charitable donations to causes such as the All Saints Camp, AIDS Foundation, Ranfurly Home for Children, Pilot Club of Nassau pool project for the disabled, Cat Island Children’s Home, The Seahorse Institute, The Bahamas Special Olympics The Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled,  The Bahamas Red Cross, Lupus 242 and Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged.

BRRC still needs additional sponsors and invites companies seeking meaningful ways to gain exposure while helping a worthy course to consider getting onboard by sending an email to: bahamasroadmasters@gmail.com. Register today at www.bahamashalf.com or contact us on Facebook.

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