Nominate a friend to run the marathon

| 09/06/2017
CNS Local Life

Kristine Miranda (left) and Daniel Martin Aquino (right) celebrate their 2016 half-marathon finish with supporters

(CNS Local Life): In an effort to motivate more people to take part in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, set for Sunday, 3 December, organisers are running a “Nominate a Friend” social media campaign. From now until Monday, 19 June, individuals can nominate a friend or friends to run/walk the full or half marathon. The campaign is meant to give friends the boost they need to get moving for the race in December.

The winner will receive tips, training and support to get across the finish line, courtesy of several health and fitness partners who will offer their services over the next few months.

“Almost everyone has that one friend who keeps saying that he or she wants to run a full or half marathon but never do it,” said race director Rhonda Kelly. “The Nominate A Friend promotion is a perfect opportunity to get that friend to stop talking about it and just do it.

“The winner will really have no excuse why he/she cannot accomplish this goal. We will take care of his/her race registration, provide the training, the nutritional guidance and other support along the way. Plus, we’re giving the winner lots of time to prepare mentally for the long run.”

Individuals wishing to nominate someone can do so using a photo, video or a text post explaining why their friend deserves the ultimate race experience. Nominations must be posted on the Cayman Islands Marathon Facebook page or on their own Instagram or Twitter accounts with the hashtags #RunCayman and #MakeMyFriendRun.

Five finalists will be chosen by judges and announced live on BOB FM on Wednesday, 21 June, and also posted on the marathon’s social media networks. Online voting for the finalists will take place between 20 and 25 June via the marathon Facebook page, with the results announced 26 June.

The winner will receive registration for the 2017 marathon or half marathon; free membership to Scott Ruby’s CrossFit 7 Mile Marathon training class, which takes place from 1 August to race day; a monthly massage leading up to the race; a physical screen, biomechanical analysis, injury-prevention advice plus discounted additional physiotherapy sessions courtesy of Cayman Physiotherapy; nutritional counselling and bi-weekly support from mid-August to race day from Cayman Nutrition; and a weekly “Stretching for Runners” class at Bliss Yoga.

“This prize package is everything one could possibly need to prepare for a full or half marathon, and we’re hoping that people will nominate their friends,” Kelly said. “Whether the person is a novice looking for a challenge or someone who already runs but is looking to graduate to a longer distance, this competition might be just the motivation needed to make that vision a reality.”

Registration for the full and half marathon, four-person relay and Kids Fun Run is open at the marathon website. For more information email marathon organisers or call Bev Sinclair on 623-8822

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