(CNS Local Life): One of Cayman’s most gruelling athletic events has returned for 2018 with the ninth annual Off The Beaten Track (OTBT) taking place Sunday, 25 February 2018. This one-of-a-kind race will lead participants on a 50KM ultra-marathon through tropical bush, sandy beaches and the back roads of Grand Cayman.
Kenneth Krys, CEO of KRyS Global, has tackled the gruelling Marathon des Sables in Morocco, after which he started Off The Beaten Track to emulate this style of race.
Participants can enter as a solo runner taking on the whole 50km or as a relay team of six, each running on average 8km. Entry is US$100 for solo runners and US$300 for relay teams, however, early bird registration discounts will be available until 31 January.
“With the course changing every year, regardless if this is your first time running Off The Beaten Track or if you have participated previously, the new course is always a fun challenge,” Krys said in a press release.
“It is also extremely important that this race be used as an opportunity to support charities making a difference in the Cayman Islands community,” he added. “This year the local beneficiary charity will be selected differently than how we have done so in the past. Each major sponsor will select a local charity of choice to be promoted during the race, with a random draw on race day to choose the winner. This enables up to six charities to gain awareness leading up to and on the day of the race.”
Off The Beaten Track also benefits Facing Africa, an international organisation that sends medical supplies and surgeons to Sub-Saharan Africa to help children battling a devastating disease called Noma, which causes facial deformities.