Pamela Richardson, race director for the event, excitedly: "SIRW is flattered to have been chosen, by the NBMA, for their Second Annual International running event. Held in the historic city of Nassau, SIRW is the ideal international winter running event - where one come to participate and share camaraderie but also use the opportunity, with family and friends, as a run-cation in The Bahamas."
"We're really looking forward to our gathering in Nassau," said Tony Reed, executive director of the National Black Marathoners Association. "Several of our members have spoken very highly of this event and we're looking forward to participating next year."
The NBMA provides scholarships to a deserving high school male and female distance runners each year. Their participants will wear red or lime green running jerseys and black shorts to symbolize their membership. The organization has members in 43 states and five countries.
About National Black Marathoners Association:
The National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging men and women to pursue a healthy lifestyle through running and walking. It is open to everyone, regardless of athletic ability or previous marathon experience. The NBMA hosts an annual marathon gathering each year. Previous locations and events for the gathering have been Lewis & Clark Marathon (St. Charles, MO), New Jersey Marathon, Rite-Air Cleveland Marathon, Lost Dutchman Marathon (Apache, Junction, AZ), Cowtown Marathon (Fort Worth, TX), ING Georgia Marathon (Atlanta, GA), Bermuda International Race Weekend, Deadwood-Michelson Marathon (Deadwood, SD), and Madison Marathon (Madison, WI). The NBMA’s website is: www.blackmarathoners.org
About the Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas:
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend is in its fourth annual running of the marathon, half marathon, relay and its third running and partnership with the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® 5K, January 19 – 20, 2013. 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. Additional information is at www.marathonbahamas.com.