If you’re looking for a great running start to your fitness routine, the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® 5K is one of the best! On Saturday January 14th, Sunshine Insurance in its sixth running and partnership with the Susan G. Komen, held this highly anticipated event. Over 1250 individuals from all ages and sectors participated and volunteered throughout the event in high numbers. The streets were full of excitement, energy and vigor from start to finish, with water stops and motivational groups encouraging the avid runners and walkers along the route.
I jogged along the 3.1 mile path cheering on my colleagues and friends and was very happy to know that I completed the route in a satisfactory time. The top two (2) winners, male and female completed the race in under 18 minutes and were awarded medals and recognition for their accomplishment.
One aspect that I’ve always appreciated after the Run is the Freebies! This year did not disappoint as there were:
Frozen fruit popsicles (mango and pineapple) and ice cream bars - Scotiabank Bahamas
Free Coffee (Decaf, Regular) – Dunkin Donuts
Assorted Ice Cream and Sorbet - Ben & Jerry’s, Atlantis
Regular and Mineral Water – Coca Cola
Lignum Lounge Passes Raffle – Nassau Airport Development companies
Assorted fruits and shakes as well as raffles and giveaways
This year, Sunshine Insurance gave also gave medals for all individuals who completed the Run, which adds a sense of motivation and accomplishment for their efforts. It was a very nice touch!
An always emotional and momentous aspect of the ceremony is seeing my friend and many other cancer survivors who stood on the stage in solidarity as symbols of strength and courage. This was added with the personal touch of a rose, manicure, massage and food for all survivors.
The musical entertainment had several acts inclusive of Lady E who spoke on her personal experience with cancer when a relative was diagnosed near the end of 2016, and thus this is truly an event close to her heart. She as well as the other artists kept the crowd hyped and dancing away.
The Run and after event was enjoyed by all and with this marking my 2nd consecutive year participating, I am planning on making this an annual event. For anyone looking to ease into a fitness routine for the New Year, continue their workout regime or support the Cure, this is an excellent choice.
Were you at the Race for the Cure this year? Are you a runner or walker? Which freebies did you enjoy?