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! **Please note, there is also a virtual event option for those who are not able to be on island for the race.
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!
You can choose to register for the virtual race option of the Cayman Islands Marathon, choosing whether you run the half or full marathon distance. Let us know if you plan to do this by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll send you a discount code and help you get started with your fundraising efforts!
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).
Choose your fundraising goal, set a catchy headliner, create a personal URL, and add a photo for you or your team.
Register for your race of choice and tell us about it! Email email@example.com with the race name, date, location and distance.
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!
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 following minimum amounts, you will be able to collect some great Reef Relief and CCMI swag at the race expo on 4th December!
$250: CCMI tech shirt
$500: CCMI tech shirt and a CCMI water bottle
$1500: CCMI tech shirt, water bottle, and CCMI will PAY YOUR REGISTRATION (up to US $75 for one person or US $300 for a relay team; relay teams must raise a total of $6000 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 2021 Reef Relief Squad.
4th December 2021: Packet pick up and final (late) registration (9-3pm at the Westin)
5th December 2021: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a code that will take 10% off registration fees for running with CCMI in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon. However, if you raise at least $1500 on your fundraising page, CCMI will cover your entry fee up to US $75 (you will receive a refund from the marathon for your entry fee you previously paid). CCMI will pay for up to US $300 for a 4-person relay team if all members raise $1500 ea or a total of $6000 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 NOW, 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!
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 email@example.com.
If you want to join the cause but will not be in the Cayman Islands, you can still participate!
Register for the Virtual option of the Cayman Islands Marathon. You get the swag from the race PLUS you’ll get Reef Relief Squad swag when you meet your fundraising targets! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you plan to participate, and we’ll send you the discount code to receive 10% off your registration.
You can collect your Reef Relief Squad tech shirt and any other incentive items earned by your fundraising efforts at the race expo on 4th December 20210, 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.