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Marathon Bahamas

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Quick facts

Location Nassau, Bahamas

Distance Marathon

Date 19 January, 2020

About Marathon Bahamas

Our Marathon features 26.2 miles of history, beauty, scenery and loaded with miles of ocean views. The fast, flat course (except for two bridges at mile 2) is ideal for those looking to achieve Boston qualifying times. If you’re searching for the ideal international winter running event with close proximity to the US, an ocean front start and finish, affordable accommodations and an incredible family vacation destination, Marathon Bahamas is for you!

The race course was designed to showcase many of the focal points of this amazing destination including quaint and scenic downtown Nassau with it’s historic buildings, the glitz and glamour of Paradise Island, the business districts, exciting Cable Beach and the life of the residents hugging the northern shore of the Island.With the lure of a big city and the ease of tropical utopia, Nassau is considered by many, including runners – Paradise!  Come join us in our 7th running of the marathon, half or relay – all along the northern, picturesque shoreline. 

Practicalities

After Race Services

Once you cross the finish line you will receive cold bottled water, your finishers medal, go through the Runner’s Food Line for a variety of food selections and pick up your personal belongings from Baggage Drop-Off prior to enjoying your morning at the beach. The Medical Tent is conveniently located at the end of the finish line. Arawak Cay offers a great venue for all participants to reunite with family and friends, enjoy food, music, vendor displays and cheer other Marathon participants.

Age Limit

You must be at least 18 years of age to compete in the full marathon, and must be at least 16 years of age to compete in the half marathon.

Aid Stations

Water and replacement supplements will be available every mile along the course starting at mile two.

Award Medals

All finishers receive a unique commemorative medal. Authentic, commemorative awards, are available to the winners.

Equipment Storage

There will be a baggage check available at the starting line area.

Maximum Time

The time limit for the half marathon, marathon, and marathon relay is 6 hours. The time limit is a safety issue and applies to both runners and walkers alike. The roads on the course can only be closed for the allotted time frame.

Parking

There is ample complimentary parking available in the Ft. Charlotte area (opposite finish line) and on the side streets in the area. Marathon Bahamas strongly recommend that you arrive no later than 5:00 am to find parking as there may be some congestion in the area.

Race Kit Includes

Bib, timing chip, pins and other goodies from our vendors.

Refreshments

Runners refreshments along with water and other supplies are provided at the finish line.

Timing

Marathon Bahamas will use the ChampionChip timing system to accurately time the races and quickly provide day-of-race results. No other timing system device may be worn.

Marathon Bahamas Route Map

Marathon Bahamas Route Map

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Start:

Junkanoo Beach

Nassau Junkanoo Beach Resort, Nassau Street, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

Finish:

Arawak Cay

Arawak Cay, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

The race course was designed to showcase many of the focal points of this amazing destination including quaint and scenic downtown Nassau with it’s historic buildings, the glitz and glamour of Paradise Island, the business districts, exciting Cable Beach and the life of the residents hugging the northern shore of the Island.

Overview

Marathon

The marathon starts at Junkanoo Beach (west of downtown Nassau) heading east through downtown Nassau over the western Paradise Island bridge and immediately returning over the eastern Paradise Island bridge. Route continues east to Montagu Beach with a westward turn onto Shirley Street all the way to Cumberland Street north. At Bay Street, the course continues to the west, hugging the northern shores of Cable Beach, Delaporte and West Bay Street with the turnaround ¼-mile west of Compass Point returning to the most eastern entrance to Arawak Cay for an oceanfront finish.

Half Marathon

The event starts at Junkanoo Beach (west of downtown Nassau) heading east thru downtown Nassau over the western Paradise Island bridge and immediately returning over the eastern Paradise Island bridge. Route continues east to Montagu Beach with an westward turn onto Shirley Street all the way to Cumberland Street north. At Bay Street, the course continues to the west, hugging the northern shore of Cable Beach with the turnaround being the second roundabout on the new Cable Beach strip returning to the most eastern entrance to Arawak Cay for an oceanfront finish.


Marathon Bahamas Ticket prices: $80.00 - $232.00

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.