Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas is in its twelfth running of the marathon, half marathon, and four-person relay January 14, 2024. New to 2024 we have added THE PINK RUN 5k, Bahamas. All races will be held on Sunday making for a truly incredible ‘series of events’: marathon, half, relay, 5k all finishing at Western Esplanade/Arawak Cay area.
Held on the idyllic island of the capital of The Bahamas, Nassau, which is immersed in history, natural charm, beauty, white-sand beaches, aquamarine waters and hospitable and welcoming residents, Marathon Bahamas has become the pre-eminent endurance event of the country. The event features runners from 19 countries and 31 states and is supported by a large volunteer contingent from every
walk of Bahamian life.
President of Sunshine Insurance, Mr. Paul McWeeney, said he is “very excited about our upcoming Race Series.”
“Marathon Bahamas is a Boston qualifier as well as a Wanda Age Group World Rankings which means that Marathon Bahamas event planning and execution will continue to be held to a world class standard. We are up to this challenge and look forward to another successful series of events and a positive destination experience for our many international participants”
Sunshine Insurance, in its role as the lead sponsor and organizer for Marathon Bahamas, is committed to foster strategic relationships with organizations for the advancement of breast cancer awareness, research and treatment. Relationships that could significantly impact the health of Bahamians, especially in the areas of breast cancer and other women’s health issues.
THE PINK RUN 5k, Bahamas is an event not only to raise money for the beneficiaries but also to bring attention to the dreaded disease, of breast cancer, that affect so many of our Bahamian women. 100 percent of the money raised by THE PINK RUN 5k, Bahamas will remain in The Bahamas to fund breast cancer and women’s health programs.
Beneficiaries for the events are: The Cancer Society of The Bahamas, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group and the Cancer Society of The Bahamas Grand Bahama Chapter.
Marathon Bahamas is the brainchild of Sir Franklyn Wilson, one of The Bahamas’ pre-eminent business tycoons. In addition to being Chairman of Sunshine Holdings Limited (SHL), one of the oldest and largest conglomerates in The Bahamas, Sir Franklyn also sits as Chairman for Focol Holdings Ltd., distributor of Shell in The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos; Arawak Homes Ltd., a real estate development company; Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers); Royal Star Assurance Ltd., one of the largest general insurers in The Bahamas and The Cayman Islands; Sunshine Finance Ltd.; and Jack’s Bay Developers Ltd., a substantial land developer at Eleuthera, Bahamas Marathon Bahamas boasts miles of history, beauty, scenery, an ocean front start and finish, affordable accommodations and an incredible family vacation destination.