Marathon Bahamas

Marathon Bahamas

The Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB) is an award-winning endurance event in The Bahamas. The marathon, which was named by Runners World as one of the top 50 marathons outside of the UK, has attracted elite athletes and participants from all over the world. The event launched in January 2010 and has grown steadily ever since.
Marathon Bahamas Marks Major Milestone The Bahamas’ leading endurance event, the Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB) is gearing up for a very special anniversary. The award-winning race will mark its 10th year milestone on January 20, 2019.
The marathon, which has welcomed thousands of international athletes to Bahamian shores, will be pulling out all of the stops to celebrate its decade in existence.

Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd., which is the organizer and lead sponsor for this event, promises that this race will be its biggest and most memorable yet.
Regarded by Runner’s World UK as one of the top 50 races outside of the UK, Marathon Bahamas has positioned itself as one of the best race experiences in the world. Known for its stunning coastal scenery, the race has been the stage for marriage proposals, parties and charity runs.

Marathon Bahamas offers three events for runners: the marathon, half marathon and a four-person relay.
Well-known for its high-energy party at the finish line, participants and spectators are treated to a Junkanoo rush-out, entertainment and lots of food and drinks.

The event will feature a special anniversary medal and merchandise for participants.
One hundred percent of the net proceeds from Marathon Bahamas remain in The Bahamas. The funds are used to support four local NGOs: the Cancer Society of The Bahamas, the Cancer Society of Grand Bahama, the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group.

This year, the Marathon Bahamas Health and Fitness Expo will take place on Saturday, January 19th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The expo is free and open to the public and features healthy lifestyle demonstrations, products and product sampling, nutritional items and the latest in running gear. This is the official event for marathon packet pick-ups.
There is no packet pick-up on Race Day.

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Some Photos from Marathon Bahamas 2019

About The Races

Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend is in its tenth annual running of the marathon, half marathon, relay and its ninth running and partnership with the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® 5K, January 19-20, 2019.

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.

The Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® exceeded the 2,000 mark in 2018 and is trending even higher.

Sunshine Insurance, in its role as the lead sponsor and organizer for Marathon Bahamas, has fostered a strategic partnership between Marathon Bahamas and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement and the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists – a partnership that could significantly impact the health of Bahamians, especially in the areas of breast cancer and other women’s health issues.

The Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure is an annual event not only to raise money for the beneficiaries but also to bring attention to the dreaded disease that affect so many of our Bahamian women. 100 percent of the money raised by the Race for the Cure 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. With the 2018 disbursement, Race Weekend would have exceeded $400,000 in cash contributions to the beneficiaries.

Where To Find Us

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Marathon Bahamas
Sunshine House, East Shirley Street
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Visit Marathon Bahamas on Twitter Partnered With Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend who had it's ninth annual running of the marathon, half marathon, relay and it's eighth running and partnership with the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure 5K, January 13-14, 2018.

Some Photos from Marathon Bahamas 2017