Nevis Tourism Authority Announces Inaugural Marathon and Running Festival

16 Jun 2014 08:35
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

The Island of Nevis Welcomes Runners of All Abilities to Take Part in 3 Day Running Festival

Charlestown, Nevis – June 13th, 2014… Runners from all over the world looking for their next challenge are invited to take part in the hugely exciting 3 day Nevis Marathon and Running festival, taking place 18th-20th September 2014. The marathon features as the main event, with a half marathon, 10k and 5k race also available. The marathon course is billed as being the most beautiful run in the Caribbean.

The marathon begins in Charlestown on the Caribbean Sea side of Nevis, and will go out and back along the sombrero shaped island, offering spectacular views along the course.

Runners will pass through many of the island’s villages, where locals will be lining the route in their droves cheering on participants. With Vervet monkeys and goats roaming freely on the island you’re guaranteed to be accompanied by some of Nevis’s wildlife along your route.

The 5K run will be held in the stunning grounds of the Four Seasons Resort, with breath-taking views of the bay and neighbouring St Kitts.

“We are thrilled to be hosting and delivering what is set to be an outstanding festival of running that Nevis will be hugely proud of”, said Greg Phillip, Chief Executive Officer, Nevis Tourism Authority. “We look forward to warmly welcoming athletes from all over the world to come and experience the sports and culture of our beautiful island.”

The marathon course is a mix of challenging hills and flatter terrain. Runners will be supported by numerous water and feed stations along the route, some with a Caribbean twist including local music and delicacies such as mangoes and coconut cake.

The local weather during September is typical of most of the year with temperatures in the low to mid-80s°F / mid 20-30s°C, with cool breezes and low chances of precipitation. For more information and to register, visit http://www.nevismarathon.com