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 Intertrust 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!
Want to raise AWARENESS, too?
For those who want to raise money AND awareness about ocean health and the threats to our coral reefs, we’ve got the task for you!
Participate in a beach cleanup before your race day.
Put together a satchel, container or other device and CARRY some – or all – of the trash you found during your clean up!
Tell other runners and walkers what you are doing and why.
Feel a sense of accomplishment for helping support important research and education programmes at CCMI while also knowing you helped make our oceans a little bit cleaner!
CCMI will set up a special Reef Relief Cheer Squad for friends, family, and supporters of our runners to assemble and cheer during the race! This will be organised along the Walkers Road stretch, and everyone is invited to join in. We will set up for 6:15am start, and cheer until all our runners/walkers have passed by.
CCMI will provide water and some noisemakers to help make us a spectacular support station. We also may have some special treats to hand out to our runners as they head into the home stretch towards George Town. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and location of this stop.
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 the followin minimum amounts, you will be able to collect some great Reef Relief and CCMI swag at the race expo on 5th December!
$250: CCMI tech shirt
$500: CCMI tech shirt and a CCMI water bottle
$1000: CCMI tech shirt, water bottle, and CCMI will PAY YOUR REGISTRATION (up to US $65 for one person or US $210 for a relay team; relay teams must raise a total of $4000 between the four members for CCMI to reimburse your registration fee)
Top Fundraiser (over $2500): 2-night stay at CCMI in Little Cayman (airfare not included)
CCMI will have a table at packet pick up where you can check in with our team and collect your rewards for being a part of our 2020 Reef Relief Squad.
5th December 2020: Packet pick up and final (late) registration (9-3pm at the Westin)
6th December 2020: Race day! The race starts at 5am at Sharkeez on the waterfront in George Town.
As a member of the Reef Relief Squad, you will train for and run or walk in the Intertrust 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.
All participants pay their own entry fee to register; contact email@example.com to receive a code that will take 5% off registration fees for running with CCMI in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon. However, if you raise at least $1000 on your fundraising page, CCMI will cover your entry fee up to US $65 (you will receive a refund from the marathon for your entry fee you previously paid). CCMI will pay for up to US $210 for a 4-person relay team if all members raise $1000 ea or a total of $4000 for the team.
There is no minimum amount that participants need to raise for CCMI; however, participants need to raise a minimum of $250 before receiving the first incentive from CCMI.
All proceeds will go to CCMI’s Healthy Reefs campaign 2020, 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. Read more about this effort here.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can collect your Reef Relief Squad tech shirt and any other incentive items earned by your fundraising efforts at the race expo on 5th December 2020, from 9am-3pm (Westin). CCMI will have a table there to meet our supporters, thank you for your efforts and distribute your shirts and other items you have earned.