January may feel far away, but the new year will be here before we know it, and Marathon Bahamas is just around the corner! Registration is now open for the seventh annual Marathon Bahamas, taking place on January 16-17, 2016 right here in Nassau Paradise Island.
As any runner knows, you can never be too prepared for a race, so this is the perfect time to sign up and start mapping out your training plan. Marathon Bahamas includes a full marathon, half marathon, 5K run, and a marathon relay, so there are plenty of distances to choose from depending on your personal fitness level and goals. Check out our tips to help you prepare for Marathon Bahamas.
Marathon Bahamas is a truly unique marathon experience. Even though it takes place during the heart of winter, you’ll be able to enjoy comfortable running temperatures ranging from morning lows in the 60s to afternoon highs in the mid-70s. Runners love the scenic route showcasing some of The Bahamas’ most stunning scenery and downtown Nassau’s historic treasures. Plus, what better way to combine a personal physical challenge with a vacation and kick off 2016 on a healthy, fun note than running a race in one of the most beautiful places on Earth?
Wondering which event to register for? Here’s a helpful guide to help you choose the right race distance for you:
Sign up for the 5K if:
-You’re new to running or prefer running a shorter distance
-You’re able to commit to four to eight weeks of training to prepare for the race
-You want to run for a great cause – the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure
See more information about the 5K race route, including a course map.
Sign up for the half marathon if:
-You’ve successfully completed a 10K race and would like to try a longer distance
-You’re willing to train at least four times a week for 10-12 weeks
-You can run six miles fairly comfortably. Most half-marathon training plans start with long runs of about six miles once a week.
Learn more about the half marathon course.
Sign up for the full marathon if:
-You’ve run half marathons in the past and look forward to the challenge of a full marathon
-You’re willing to start training right away. With 17 weeks until race day, you’ll need to get cracking on a weekly training plan as soon as possible. Keep in mind that during training you’ll likely be running anywhere from 30-50 miles weekly, depending on your plan, so it’s a big commitment.
-You’ve been running consistently for four months or more and log at least 20-25 miles per week
Check out the marathon details.
Sign up for the marathon relay if:
-You’re able to pull together a team of four runners (two male and two female)
-You’ve run distances of at least 5K in the past and are ready for a new challenge before tackling a half or full marathon
-You’re able to train three to four times a week for at least eight weeks to build your endurance and speed
Looking for more information about the marathon relay?
Check out the Marathon Bahamas schedule to see events that are happening all week long. Ready to sign up? Register for Marathon Bahamas or the Susan G. Komen 5K today and start training. Running is better in The Bahamas, and we can’t wait to see you in January!