We are gearing up for our second Marathon in Nassau Paradise Island, Bahamas (bring the suntan lotion!) and as always our campers will be on hand with specialized adaptive equipment walking & running alongside us - inspiring us just like they do every day!
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 20 countries and 27 states and is supported by a large volunteer contingent from every walk of Bahamian life.
So, please join us on January 18th, 2015, for a thrilling adventure to help benefit Kids of Courage (www.kidsoc.org), an organization, dedicated to helping children and young adults with serious medical diagnoses conquer the challenges of their illnesses with fun and adventure. Join us & help create everlasting memories by raising $3,600 or more through sponsorships and donations. Let your family and friends know that you aspire to run for a cause that will make a tremendous difference in the lives of terminally ill and severely disabled children. It will be a thrilling adventure for you, as well as enable our heroic children to have unforgettable experiences that they never dreamed to be possible.
The (half) marathon is as scenic and festive as they come – perfect for runners and walkers of all ability levels.
It's our collective goal to put on display the unexplainable bonds between camper & counselor, to show the world that limits are merely only words, that illness only causes the end goal to be that much sweeter & that our gear is our hearts, which we so proudly wear on our sleeve.
Together, and only together, we'll run united.
Let's do this.
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Q: How do I join the team?
A: You can sign up at www.raceforcourage.org, by clicking on the “Register” tab on the right side of the page. The rest is simple. Once you have registered, you will need to begin training, fundraising, and building your very own state-of-the-art website that all your friends will be jealous of.
Q: Will I be able to train and actually cross the finish line? Ah, I’ve never ran a (half) marathon before!
A: We’ll answer with a question: Where’s your confidence?! Of course you’ll finish! Runners or walkers of all levels WILL cross the finish line. The training you put in will only decide how quickly you get there.
Q: How do I know how to properly train and treat myself for this race?
A: We are providing a coach that will provide training tips, schedules, and other important aspects to have your ready to cross the finish line by race morning. We’ll be there every step of the way!
Q: What is included in registration?
A. When you re-commit to the race you will be provided with a spot on our group flight, or reimbursed up to $450 if you book separately, 3 nights at our beautiful hotel, entry into the race, race paraphernalia, access to our amazing weekend program and more!
The weekend program includes: Fully catered meals from Thursday lunch through Sunday lunch. Specifically Friday night and Shabbat day meals, an amazing Saturday night pasta party and a post-race, pool-side victory BBQ.
Q: How can I get donations in towards my collection goal?
A: There are 2 ways to get this done. Every runner will have their own personal page to write whatever messages and inspirational stories they’d like to their wonderful & prospective donors. Donations can be entered directly through that page, or can be collected in the form of checks and cash. The latter 2 can be mailed in to Kids of Courage, 445 Central Avenue, Suite 216, Cedarhurst, NY 11516 and we will add that amount to your fundraising total. Please send the check in an envelope and note who the donation is for and add a message (if you want).
Q: How do “fundraising minimums” work?
A: As we all know, everything has costs, and our goal with this event is to raise funds for an amazing cause. Therefore, each runner will commit to raising at least $3,600. If that minimum is not met, then the outstanding balance will be taken from the credit card that was provided upon registration.
Q: Does everyone have the same fundraising minimum?
A: Every one that signs up individually has the same fundraising requirement of $3,600. However, there will be a family discount in which 2 siblings, or spouses that register together will only be committed to a $6,000 minimum. Registering together also allows the team to fundraise and collect donations off of ONE webpage. How’s that for personal?
Q. I am in high school and want to join. Can you give me some more information?
A: If you are under 18 you will need a parent to sign a permission form.
Q. I want to set my fundraising goal higher than the minimum of $3,600 per runner. If I don't meet my new fundraising goal, will my credit card be charged the remainder?
A: It's great to set high goals and we very much appreciate if you set a higher goal than $3,600, but you are only required to raise $3,600 per runner, so as long as you raise that amount, your credit card will not be charged.
Q: I need help!
A: Please send an email to
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