Marathon, half marathon, marathon relay and 5km race on the Bahamian island of New Providence overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

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In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

Date:
17 January 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 2.000,
marathon 2020 — 95,
half marathon 2020 — 379
Course Record: —
Entry fee:
$90—130 marathon,
$80—120 half marathon

The Bahamas Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Nassau, island of New Providence, the Bahamas. The official name of the event is Marathon Bahamas. About 2.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (95 runners completed marathon and 379 finished half marathon in 2020).

Runners from 31 USA states and 19 countries took part in races of the Marathon Bahamas 2020.

The Marathon Bahamas is an official Boston Qualifier.

More about Nassau and its attractions you may find here.

Marathon Bahamas 2020

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Marathon Bahamas)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 6:00 17 January 2021 (Sunday) from the oceanfront at Junkanoo Beach, Nassau.

Age limit: from 18 years old on the race date.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts simultaneously with the marathon at 6:00 17 January 2021 (Sunday) from the oceanfront at Junkanoo Beach, Nassau.

Age limit: from 16 years old on the race date.

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Course

The course of the Marathon Bahamas 2021 tracks through scenic downtown Nassau, Paradise Island, business districts and beaches, the northern shore of the island of New Providence. The route is mainly oceanfront, it traverses 2 large and steep bridges across the Nassau Harbour: the West Paradise Island Bridge (aka Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge) and the East Paradise Island Bridge.

Course of the Bahamas Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

Course of the Bahamas Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

The course of the Bahamas Half Marathon 2021 coincides with the part of the marathon distance. The turn around to the finish line is at the second roundabout on the Cable Beach Highway.

Start for all Sunday races of the Marathon Bahamas 2021 is at Junkanoo Beach Oceanfront, 3 blocks west of downtown Nassau.

Finish is 3 blocks west of the start, at Arawak Cay Oceanfront.

You may find the official course map of the Bahamas Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 here.

The time limit for completing the marathon or the half marathon is 6 hours. Additional limits are applied for certain points of the course.

Water and nutrition stations are located every mile of the route starting at mile two, and at the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water, GU energy gel. Finishers get cold bottled water, a variety of food selections.

Before the start 17 January 2021 (Sunday), you may leave your personal belongings at the Gear Check area near the start line. The stuff must be packed in an event-issued deposit bag; you should attach to your bag your Gear Check stub. The stub and the bag are included in your Race Pack along with your bib number. The Gear Check closes at 13:30.

The route of the Marathon Bahamas 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Marathon Bahamas 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 14 January 2021.

The entry fee for the Marathon Bahamas 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
from 21 January till 7 June 2020 — $90,
from 8 June till 7 September 2020 — $100,
from 8 September till 7 November 2020 — $110,
from 8 November 2020 till 5 January 2021 — $120,
16 January 2021 at expo — $130.

The entry fee for the Bahamas Half Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
from 21 January till 7 June 2020 — $80,
from 8 June till 7 September 2020 — $90,
from 8 September till 7 November 2020 — $100,
from 8 November 2020 till 5 January 2021 — $110,
16 January 2021 at expo — $120.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Race T-shirt
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Bag deposit
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Online race results
  • Digital race certificate with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Marathon Bahamas Packet Pickup. Please check the exact location on the event website.
Pick-up desks schedule:
16 January 2021 (Saturday) from 15:00 till 19:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo.

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a copy of your ID.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Marathon Bahamas 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Delroy Boothe (BHS) 2:56:02
2. Jack Pitcher (GBR) 3:11:01
3. Daniel Moran (USA) 3:24:43

Women (marathon)
1. Gwen Jacobson (USA) 3:29:58
2. Kasey Kuker (USA) 3:36:07
3. Linnea Laverty (USA) 3:50:04

* Source: www.marathonbahamas.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Sunshine Insurance
Sunshine House
East Shirley Street at Highland Terrace,
Nassau, the Bahamas
tel. +1 242-502-6500

Social media:

* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 19 January 2020
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 21°C – 25°C (70°F – 77°F)
Wind: 18 km/h (11 mph)
Date: 20 January 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 21°C – 27°C (69°F – 81°F)
Wind: — km/h (— mph)
Date: 14 January 2018
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 21°C – 23°C (69°F – 74°F)
Wind: 20 km/h (12 mph)

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Flights to Nassau

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 15 January 2021 — 18 January 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.

Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Nassau

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Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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