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Bahamas Roadmasters donates to local charities 

The Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club (BRRC) continues its community outreach initiatives with recent donations of $2,000 and $4,000 to the Children’s Emergency Hostel (CEH) and the Bahamas Heart Association (BHA) respectively. The funds were part of proceeds raised from the BRRC’s 5th Annual Bahamas Half Run Series, held November 19, 2017 and the Midnight Madness Fun Run/Walk held June 1, 2018.

Founded in 1990, BRRC is the premier athletic club in The Bahamas dedicated to promoting the sport of long distance running. BRRC President Marcel Major said: “Through the sport of distance running, BRRC aims to promote healthy and wholesome living. Organizations like the CEH and the BHA perform meaningful services by helping affected individuals and families regain their social and emotional stability. Our missions are similar, therefore we are pleased to support their programs in a tangible way.”

The Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club is now making its final plans for the staging of its signature event, the Bahamas Half. The sixth annual event is set to be held Sunday November 18, starting from Junkanoo Beach, Arawak Cay. The event includes a half marathon, half marathon (three-leg) relay, a 10 kilometer (K) race and a 5K race. This year’s event will feature cash prizes of $5,000 each for the first place overall male and female finishers in the half marathon. This has been made possible by two gold level sponsors – Cancer Treatment Centers of America and The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism.

All participants who complete their respective individual or team event will be eligible for a finisher’s medal. Registration is now in progress, and race packets will be distributed on Saturday, November 17 at the British Colonial Hilton which is also the official race hotel. Beneficiaries of this year’s Bahamas Half event are the Nazareth Centre and the Bahamas Institute for Child Mental Health. Registration centers are Suntee on Shirley Street, Four Seasons Nursery in Chippingham and Touch Control Ltd. in the Old Fort Bay Shopping Plaza. Interested persons can log onto the website www.bahamashalf.com for more information.

In addition to medals and prizes, early registrants will receive a race T-shirt. Refreshments will be served after the race.

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