Reef Relief Squad

Cayman Islands Marathon

Cayman Islands Marathon


Help us create a sustainable future for coral reefs.

Do you want to help CCMI protect and restore coral reefs? Are you interested in raising awareness about the issues that threaten coral reefs and their survival? We want YOU to join the CCMI Reef Relief Squad and participate in one of the Cayman Islands’ most popular event – the Cayman Islands Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay!

You can run or walk your preferred distance as the course is open 6 1/2 hours, making this event ideal for runners and walkers of all speeds!

How to Participate

  1. Contact CCMI at or complete this short interest form to express your interest and receive a special 15% off code for your registration.
  2. Register for your half or full marathon or the team relay at the Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon website.
  3. Choose ‘CCMI’ as the charity you wish to support.
  4. You will receive your race registration confirmation email with a link to set up your fundraising page. (View our guide on setting up YOUR fundraising page.)

Not in Cayman? No problem! You can run your preferred distance anywhere in the world! Set up your unique fundraising page HERE and help coral reefs in your own local event.

Support our Reef Relief Squad and make a donation toward their goal. It’s really easy – just visit the CCMI fundraising page for the Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon and donate any amount. Click here to donate to this worthy effort.

* Please note, CCMI is a US 501(c)(3) and any donations are tax-deductible as is applicable by law.

Select your own race (5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultra, your choice…), set up your fundraising page on CCMI’s Healthy Reefs Campaign page (click here)

    1. Click “become a fundraiser” and chose either to fundraise as an individual or as a team (if you are planning to fundraise with a friend or a group).
    2. Choose your fundraising goal, set a catchy headliner, create a personal URL, and add a photo for you or your team.
    3. Register for your race of choice and tell us about it! Email with the race name, date, location and distance.
    4. You will receive a welcome pack shortly which provides you with the next steps for your journey, fundraising ideas and other tools to help you with your efforts!

Fundraising Incentives

We want to reward you for helping raise money for our critical work to protect and restore coral reefs in the Cayman Islands. If you raise at least $250, you will be receive a CCMI Reef Relief Squad tech shirt/tank at the packet pick up at the Westin on 2nd December!

Important Dates

30th November 2024: Packet pick up and final (late) registration (9-3pm at the Westin)

1st December 2024: Race day! The race starts at 5am on the waterfront in George Town.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a member of the Reef Relief Squad, you will train for and run or walk in the Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon/Half Marathon/Team Relay. Leading up to the event, you will have the option to participate in beach clean-ups to collect trash to carry with you on your run/walk in order to raise awareness of the plastic pollution crisis. You will be included in a members only Facebook group where you can connect with other runners as well as staff at CCMI. You will have your own fundraising page that you can share with friends, family, and acquaintances to support your cause and raise money for CCMI’s healthy reefs campaign.

We will share links and tips during the months leading up to the race on our Reef Relief Squad FaceBook group; however, there will not be a specific CCMI training plan provided.

All participants pay their own entry fee to register; contact to receive a code that will take 15% off registration fees for running with CCMI in the Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon.

There is no minimum amount that participants need to raise for CCMI; however, participants need to raise a minimum of $250 to receive a complimentary Reef Relief Squad tech shirt/tank.

All proceeds will go to support efforts such as CCMI’s Healthy Reefs campaign, which is a series of important field survey, education, and outreach activities that promote our understanding of the state of coral reefs in the Cayman Islands, as well as other efforts such as coral restoration and education programmes at the Little Cayman Research Centre.

Your URL is generated for you upon setting up your fundraising page. Copy and save it so that you can send it out to potential supporters, post it on social media, include it in your email signature and share it when you need to!

Yes, CCMI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the US (ID# 22-3609293) and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

CCMI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Tax letters will be sent out when a donation of $25 or more is made through Race Roster. If you or one of your donors do not receive a tax letter, please contact

If you want to join the cause but will not be in the Cayman Islands, you can still participate!

  1. Donate to one of our runners by visiting this site and support their efforts with a monetary contribution by 15th December.
  2. You can also choose your own local race to run in and set up a fundraising page through our healthy reefs campaign (click here).

You can collect your Reef Relief Squad tech shirt earned by your fundraising efforts at the race expo on 2nd December 2023, from 9am-3pm (Westin). CCMI will have a table there to meet our supporters, thank you for your efforts, and distribute shirts to members of our Reef Relief Squad.