Goslings To Fairmont Race On January 7

November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The annual Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Road Race is set to take place on Sunday, January 7, taking runners on a 7.2 mile course between Goslings Headquarters on Dundonald Street, Hamilton, and Fairmont Southampton’s private beach club.

A spokesperson said, “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.”

“From sailing events to golf tournaments and now road races, we are proud to support athletic events across Bermuda,” said Andrew Holmes, from Goslings Limited. “Events like the Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Road Race 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.

“Plus, a little rum at the finish line is a great way to end a road race.”

Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Road Race Runner Bermuda Nov 2017

“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.

“Fairmont Southampton is proud to continue as a sponsor of this popular road race event in Bermuda, and looks 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 honour of two of the founding members of MAAC.

“The Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Road Race will take the competitors on a route from Goslings Headquarters on Dundonald Street, over Washington Street, then over Cedar Avenue and Burnaby Street to Front Street, then along East Broadway, The Lane, Harbour Road, Burnt House Hill, Middle Road and up the Fairmont Southampton Driveway before finishing at Fairmont Southampton’s private beach club.

“Goslings will offer a complimentary bar serving signature Goslings Rum cocktails* at the finish of the race.

“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 Reading Clinic charity, celebrating the charity’s 50th anniversary year in 2018. 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. Registration for the race ends on Friday, January 5th, 2018 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 racedayworld.com.

“Fairmont Southampton is offering a special Goslings to Fairmont Southampton Road Race Package with luxurious accommodation, Goslings welcome gift and one-way transfer on the race day. Rates start from $175 per night [excluding taxes, gratuities and resort levy; terms & conditions apply]. Call +1 441 238 8000 to book.

“Alcoholic beverages are for adults aged 18 and older only. Please enjoy responsibly.”

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