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SUNDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2019, 5:00am

We have compiled a list of questions that we have received over the past few years. Hopefully this will help answer questions you may have as well. See you at the finish line!

General Info

Yes, you need to register and pay for both, as part of the team and the half.  You get 2 packs and start the run with 2 timing chips passing the relay one on at the first change point.

Six and a half (6.5) hours for both the marathon and the half marathon. The primary reason for the closure times are to allow for the roads to re-open. The respective agencies have been kind enough to allow partial road closure with this event.

As long as you can complete the marathon or half marathon before course closure. However, if you are unable to complete the marathon within six and a half (6.6) hours, we do reserve the right to remove you from the course. We encourage and welcome elites, competitive runners, recreational runners, joggers and walkers.

We encourage all runners to run for a cause or charity! Our official charities are the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society but we also promote other organisations. You can donate to any of those charities here or you can as a team or individual runner raise money for specific causes/charities by creating a fundraising page when you register for the race. If you have any questions on how to do this you can email us. 

You must be 16 years old to participate in the Full Marathon. 12-15 year-olds will be accepted in the Half Marathon and Relay event with parental permission. The age for the Kids Fun Run is 5-11.

Packet pickup is only available on the Saturday before the race. There will be no packet pickup on Sunday (race day).

 

  • Packet pick-up will takes place on the Saturday before the race at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa from 9:00am to 3:00pm. For those runners who are travelling from overseas and arriving after Packet Pick Up is over, there will be a courtesy packet pick up desk in the lobby of the Westin. 
  • You must pick up your own race packet and bib number prior to the race. There is no packet pick-up on race day. 
  • A photo ID will be required to pick up your race packet. 
  • Under no circumstances will bibs and packets be given to family, friends or anyone other than participants themselves unless requested beforehand.
  • No packets will be mailed.  
  • Each relay team member will receive a packet, shirt, BIB and will be required to stop by packet pickup to sign a waiver. The team captain will be responsible for chip pickup and instructions. 

Finisher medals will be provided for marathon, half marathoners, and relay members who finish their respective races. Tech shirts or tanks are included in with your race registration and are collected at Packet Pick Up. Kids Fun Run participants will receive cotton t-shirts. Event Photos will be available for purchase online directly following the event on marathon-photos.com along with free, downloadable finisher certificates

We would suggest the following viewing points along the course: Downtown Georgetown, Turnaround Point Near Prospect Road/Shamrock Road Intersection, Sharkeez Restaurant located at the Start/Finish line and the Walkers Road/South Sound Road Intersection. 
 

**Please note that you are NOT allowed to drive, skate or bike alongside them as they will be disqualified.**

Yes, we are a Boston Qualifier. Our course is measured and certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Road Races), and on the Boston Marathon qualifying information page, it refers to the AIMS site for a list of qualifying international races, and we are listed on there. To view the list, please visit http://aims-worldrunning.org/directory.html. 

Race Attire & Accessories

Limited parking will be available at each of the relay exchange points. Therefore, we recommend that you check your personal belongings at the Bag Check Desk, located at the Start/Finish Line.  Items must be placed in the bag given to you at packet pickup and labeled with your name, race, and bib number. The event will not be responsible for lost items.

Yes, but please ensure they are at a volume where you can still hear road traffic.

Yes, we encourage all our runners to stay hydrated in whatever way they choose due to the warmer climate. You can refill your packs and bottles at the water stops situated less than every mile throughout the course.

No, you do not have to wear the shirt. However, it is a tech shirt/tank so you may want to consider it.

We encourage runners to get creative with their running attire & to have fun with our event. (But please remember to keep it family friendly!)

These are non-optional accessories! Everyone needs to have their bibs on the front of their shirt, this helps the race coordinators keep track of runners. YOU MUST HAVE THEM ON AT ALL TIMES!

NO! Though this is a family friendly event, due to the fact that we are an officially timed event and for safety reasons we do NOT allow strollers or pets on the course.

Transport Info

Parking is available at the Water Front Centre on Harbour Drive, Anderson Square, Royal Bank, Bayshore and First Caribbean Bank parking lots. Please do not park anywhere along the route.

The shuttles run between the Official Hotel and 3 other hotels on race day.  These shuttles start at 4am and run continuously between the hotels until at least 12 noon.  The relay shuttles run continuously between the start/finish line and the turnaround point.  These shuttle services are COMPLIMENTARY.

Relay Info

Yes! We encourage teens to team up with friends from other schools. 

There are FOUR (4) people on each team.  Please note that one person cannot run more than one leg.  There must be four people on the team.  One of the team members can also be a half or full marathon participant and he/she will have to run the first leg of the relay.

Each relay team member runs approximately 6.5 miles.  Please note that a team cannot WALK the relay.  A combination of walk/run is okay but the entire team cannot walk the relay.

Each relay team receives a velcro ankle strap that makes transferring the timing chip quick and easy.

Yes, the teams can be co-ed. We have four different categories of teams: All Male, All Female, Mixed and Corporate.  Read more about the team event on the team page here

If registering online, the person who is registering the team pays the fee for the WHOLE team. Team members can then log on and register themselves.

Wear them both, proudly! Race officials have to be able to see them both, you are allowed to remove the relay bib after you have finished your leg, but you do not have to!

Problems?

If you are unable to make the official start time for any reason, you will be given the official gun start time for the purposes of results. Your gun and chip times will be provided for informational purposes.

There are no refunds or transfers of registration. This policy is standard across most major marathons (e.g. London, Chicago, NY, Miami) and smaller ones like ours because of the extensive logistical planning and commitments that are made quite early in the race production process, sometimes four to five months before the race.

However, for a limited time, you can defer your race for one year for a fee of US$20. Just go back into your Race Roster account and choose the Deferral Only option.

Please note that this option is only available for the full and half categories.

Yes, you are allowed to change races. You will be responsible for any additional costs associated with upgrading but there will be no refund for downgrading races. Please inform the race directors as soon as you know you want to change at info@caymanislandsmarathon.com