Final Instructions

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The 7th annual running of the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® 5k is only days away. Here are some helpful tips to make your race day most enjoyable!

PACKET PICK-UP

Sunshine Insurance, East Shirley Street

Wednesday

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday, Race Start

5:30 to 6:45 am

REGISTRATION

Online registration closes on January 10. In-person registration continues at Sunshine Insurance, East Shirley Street until Noon on Friday. Registration re-opens on race morning at 5:30 am, if space is available. Race numbers are non-transferable.

RACE START

7:00 am at Montague

At the starting line, please line up in accordance with your anticipated finishing time. Pace signs will be affixed to the barricades for your guidance.

6:00 mile (18-minute finish time)

7:00 mile (21-minute finish time)

8:00 mile (24-minute finish time), etc.

Children and baby strollers/joggers MUST BE at the immediate rear for everyone security.

PARKING

The following companies have graciously agreed to accommodate our participants parking requirements:

Bahamas Realty (excluding 6 parking spots)

Higgs and Johnson

Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza

For access to the parking areas, east of Harbour Bay, after 6:00 am, you will be required to show your BIB to the police.

ROUTE

Race starts at Montague Beach heading west to Williams Street north. At Shirley Street, participants go west to Mackey Street, north over the East Paradise Island bridge making an immediate right-hand turn onto Harbour Road.

At the bottom of the hill, you travel north on Harbour Ridge Drive to Paradise Island Drive East where you will continue until your turnaround heading back to the finish line east of the Paradise Island Police Station (Hurricane Hole Marina).

COURSE SUPPORT

The route is a certified 5k (3.1 mile) course, and is properly marked with cones, barricades and course marshals. At the turnaround point, your bib number will be recorded by BACO, to ensure course compliance.

There will be three official water stops along the course:

1. Bottom of PI Bridge (Nassau)

2. Paradise Island Drive

3. Finish Line

There will be multiple cheer zones along the course.

 

 

TIMING

With the course being certified, your registration bib is your access to the course.

Your timing device is affixed to the rear of the bib. PLEASE DO NOT remove or tamper with the tags.

Doing so may damage the tag and result in your not obtaining official timing.

If you do not complete the entire route, DO NOT cross over the finish line - walk around it.

In order to be officially timed, you must cross over the finish line mat which contains the device that tracks your bib.

RACE VILLAGE

At the finish line, you will have access to fruit, water and gatorade.

Vendors will be at site displaying, promoting, providing samples of their merchandize. Please visit our vendors tent and patronize their stores. Medical tent will be in this area.

 

RESULTS

Results will be posted intermittently, during the course of the event, on the results board.

Awards are overall, masters, survivors, and age groups (3 deep) in both categories (M/F).

RETURN TRANSPORTATION

Complementary return transportation, to Montague is being provided on a shuttle basis, starting at 9:00 am.

SURVIVORS CEREMONY

Survivors are the stars of our event

We honour and celebrate our courageous breast cancer survivors, who inspire us to continue the fight to end breast cancer forever. From the moment a persons breast cancer diagnose is confirmed, he or she is considered a survivor.

Ceremony starts at 8:10 am. Show your support for survivors, their families and friends by staying and celebrating and being pleasantly moved by the tribute to our stars!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO FORM A TEAM!

Bring your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours! Awards are given for the largest, most energetic and most creative teams. 100% of all proceeds from this event stays in The Bahamas to fund research, education, screening and treatment.

MARATHON BAHAMAS

Sunday, January 15 at 6 a.m.

Junkanoo Beach east to Paradise Island returning over to Montagu and West via Shirley Street. Course continues on Bay Street with the turnaround at Compass Point returning to Western Esplanade.

Come support our marathoners, half marathoners and relay teams.

 

Imagine life without breast cancer

January 13, 2018

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