Fairmont Southampton, Goslings, and the Mid Atlantic Athletic Club (MAAC) announced that the Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Road Race will return for the fourth consecutive year, with the main draw prize offering round-trip JetBlue tickets and a four-night stay for two at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona, USA.
Chris Estwanik the Defending Champion
The race will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019, taking runners on a 7.2 mile course between Goslings Headquarters on Dundonald Street, Hamilton, and Fairmont Southampton’s private beach and tennis club.
The event is widely considered a great final warm-up for the Bermuda Marathon Weekend, which is scheduled for the following weekend.
The Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Race also includes a competitive walking category, a 3-member team relay, and a Junior 3K race.
“Events like this support our local community, help generate animation and excitement for our destination with the international market and are a key component to our brand marketing efforts for Goslings Rum. Plus, a little Rum at the finish line is a great way to end a road race.” said Andrew Holmes, from Goslings Export.
The continued partnership between Goslings and Fairmont Southampton, two leading companies in Bermuda, ensures that there will be a great running event to kick off the Bermuda racing year.
Fairmont Southampton has been a major sponsor in racing since 1978 starting with what began as the Princess to Princess Race, MAAC’s first organized event. It was then named Fairmont to Fairmont Race.
“We are thrilled to again continue our partnership with Goslings for this 4th Annual popular road race event in Bermuda which is among many we do together to support the community and bring guests to the island.” said Shelley Meszoly, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Fairmont Southampton. “We look forward to continuing this tradition with Goslings for many years to come.”
The Butterfield Cup for the top female participant and the Peter Lever Cup for the top male participant are ready to be won. Both cups are in honor of two of the founding members of MAAC.
The main draw prize is a four-night stay for two at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona, USA with round-trip JetBlue tickets. There will be prizes for the top male and female finishers of the Junior 3K in the following age brackets: 8-10; 11-12; and 13-15.
The Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Relay Race will award prizes for the top finishers in the male, female, and mixed categories. The adult Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Race has prizes for the top male and female finishers in the following categories: 16-39 [open]; 40-49; 50-59; 60 69; and 70 & over. The top three male and top three female walkers will win prizes, as well as the first tourists, and the winning Fairmont and Goslings employees.
The Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Road Race is organized by MAAC and sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association. This year the event will benefit The Continental Society charity, celebrating the charity’s 57th anniversary year in 2019.
In aid of this good cause, the race brings together two of Bermuda’s largest employers and Bermudian residents. A special logo for the race was created by Kelley & Company & Etc., to symbolize this balance of business and leisure, showing the distinctive Goslings seal in pink color, balancing both a barrel of rum and a running shoe.
Register by December 15th and receive 15% discount at Goslings Headquarters (Must show registration confirmation). All other registration for the race ends on Friday, January 11th, 2019 with a special wine & spirits social tasting event being held for late entries that day from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Goslings Wine Cellar in Hamilton. For more information or to register for the race, please visit www.racedayworld.com.