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Grand Bahama Dog Days Half Marathon

Quick facts

Location Freeport, Bahamas

Distance Half marathon

About Grand Bahama Dog Days Half Marathon

After years of playing second banana to bigger, more glamorous Nassau, Grand Bahama is finally coming into its own. If you’re looking for a laid-back, affordable getaway with a minimum of fuss, this is your place. The streets of Freeport, its main city, and Lucaya are clean and calm. Its golden beaches and aquamarine waters are rarely overcrowded, even in high season. All the amenities of a perfect vacation – dive shops, restaurants, pubs, boutiques – are at your fingertips within a few-block radius. No wonder Grand Bahama has become so popular with cruise-ship tourists and families on quick weekend breaks.

Outside the city, the 85-mile-long island is an unexplored playground of mangrove swamps, sea caves and sandy cays. There’s world-class diving and snorkeling, great kayaking and bonefishing. All this just a hop, skip and 55-mile jump from the US.

With that being said, the Dog Days Half Marathon is the place to be!!

So it is with great pleasure that we announce the Annual Dog Days Half Marathon! in March, runners can take to the roads of Grand Bahama in their choice of the half marathon, a 10K race, 5K, and a fun one mile run/walk. All races have numerous water stations set up throughout the course and an EMR available. Each race is chip timed so your records will be safe. An Awards ceremony will be held after the races at our awesome host location, Bahamas Adventures. Enjoy a great afternoon of drinks, food and water fun. Our Health Expo will again be on site in which local vendors will be offering information regarding their services & healthy all natural fruits and shakes will also be available. We invite adults, kids and dogs to come out and support this great event.

Stay and relax at the event headquarters, Bahamas Adventures for the award ceremony. Bring your family to enjoy great food, drinks and all water sports activities at no costs. Bahamas Adventures will be donating a portion of the day’s sales towards the Grand Bahama Humane Society.

Distances

10K

  • 10km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

  • 1.60934km

5K

  • 5km

Practicalities

Award Medals

Every registered participant will receive a tee shirt, goody bag, medal and prizes will be given to the top runners for the 5k, 10K & Half Marathon.

Maximum Time

We do not have a limit on the races- we want you to enjoy this experience at your own pace!

Timing

All races are chip timed using an automatic timing system. The race will be timed using an RFID race system. Your timing chips are integrated into your bib, so please make sure you follow the instructions to ensure your time is accurate.

Grand Bahama Dog Days Half Marathon Route Map

Grand Bahama Dog Days Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Taino Beach

Freeport,bs

Overview

Half Marathon

Start time for the half marathon is at 6:30am so please make sure you are present at the START line at 6:00am for check-in.

In addition to our color coded course markers there will be marshals present at major turning areas to direct runners. Please pay attention to your colors through flags to make it easy for your route.

All of our courses begin and end at Taino Beach.

PLEASE be cautious when driving and parking at the event location as there may be runners present on course.

Head east towards Smith’s Point. Follow the road round and out of the eastern entrance of Taino Beach and turn right onto West Beach Road (follow road markings and marshals) follow the bend right towards the UNEXSO Dolphin Experience. At the marshals, turn right then left at the church and right onto the beach. Head back towards the start line but follow the road once again to West Beach Road. Now you will make a left and continue to the crossroad and turn left onto Midshipman Rd. At the roundabout make a left onto Seahorse Road and follow the road into Port Lucaya and make the turn at the designated location. Now turn right onto Royal Palm Way and keep going until you see the markings to turn right onto Coral Road. Here you will head in a northerly direction and follow the road around the bend onto Bahama Reef Blvd. At the end of Bahama Reef Blvd you will turn left and head into Williams Town, it is at the end of Williams town you will make the turn around. Head back to the Start/Finish in the same directions as you came out but turn in at the western entrance to Taino Beach and make your way to the finish line.

10K

Start time for the 10k is at 7am so please make sure you are present at the START line at 6:30am for check-in.

In addition to our color coded course markers there will be marshals present at major turning areas to direct runners. Please pay attention to your colors to make it easy to follow your route.

All of our courses begin and end at Taino Beach. PLEASE be cautious when driving  and parking at the event location as there will be runners present.

Head east towards Smith’s Point. Follow the road round and out of the eastern entrance of Taino Beach and turn right onto West Beach Road (follow road markings and marshals) follow the bend right towards the UNEXSO Dolphin Experience. At the marshals turn right then left at the church and right onto the beach. Head back towards the start line but follow the road once again to West Beach Road. Now you will make a left and continue to the crossroad and turn left onto Midshipman Rd. At the roundabout make a left onto Seahorse Road and follow the road into Port Lucaya and make the turn at the designated location. Head back in the same directions as you came, this time entering Taino beach at the western entrance where you will make your way to the finish line.



5K

Start time for the 5k is at 8am so please make sure you are present at the START line at 7:30am for check-in.

In addition to our color coded course markers there will be marshals present at major turning areas to direct runners. Please pay attention to your colors to make it easy to follow your route.

All of our courses begin and end at Taino Beach. PLEASE be cautious when driving  and parking at the event location as there will be runners present.


Head east towards Smith’s Point. Follow the road round and out of the eastern entrance of Taino Beach and turn right onto West Beach Road (follow road markings and marshals) follow the bend right towards the UNEXSO Dolphin Experience. At the marshals turn right then left at the church and right onto the beach. Head back towards the start line but follow the road once again to West Beach Road. Now you will make a left and continue until you reach the water station and make a left onto Jolly Roger Drive. Continue until the turnaround marshal, turn and make your way back to West Beach Road. Here turn left towards Midshipman Road. At the Junction of West Beach and Midshipman you will turn back around and head back to the start/finish line via the western entrance of Taino Beach. 

All races are chip timed using an automatic timing system. We do not have a limit on the races – we want you to enjoy this experience at your own pace! 


1 MILE

Start time for the 1 mile fun run/walk is at 8:30am so please make sure you are present at the START line at 8:00am for check-in.

In addition to our color coded course markers there will be marshals present at major turning areas to direct runners. Please pay attention to your colors to make it easy to follow your route.

All of our courses begin and end at Taino Beach. PLEASE be cautious when driving and parking at the event location as there will be runners present.

Leave ‘Start’ line heading eastwards towards Smiths Point, follow the road to Taino beach exit and turn left onto West Beach Road and left once again returning into the Taino beach area and heading once again to the start line. Make a second loop of the same course and cross the finish line.

All races are chip timed using an automatic timing system. We do not have a limit on the races – we want you to enjoy this experience at your own pace!










The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.