Gosling’s To Fairmont Road Race In January

December 14, 2015

Fairmont Southampton, Gosling’s, and the Mid Atlantic Athletic Club [MAAC] announced that the First Annual Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2016.

The race takes runners on a 7.2 mile course between Gosling’s Headquarters on Dundonald Street, Hamilton, and the Fairmont Southampton Beach Club.

The event will be the kick-off event of the Bermuda running year, attracting competitors both locally and internationally.

It is a great final warm-up for International Race Weekend, which starts on Friday, January 15, 2015. The Gosling’s 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 Gosling’s Limited.

“Events like the Gosling’s 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.”

The partnership between Gosling’s and Fairmont Southampton ensures that there will continue to be a 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 said they are proud to continue as a sponsor of this popular road race event in Bermuda, and looks forward to continuing this tradition with Gosling’s for many years to come. In recognition of Peter Lever, one of the founding members of MAAC and first race director in 1978, the 2016 men’s winner will be presented with the Peter Lever Cup.

The Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race will take the competitors from Gosling’s Headquarters on Dundonald Street, 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 the Fairmont Southampton’s Beach Club.

The main draw prize is a three-night stay at The Plaza Hotel, New York 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 Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Relay Race will award prizes for the top finishers in the male, female, and mixed categories. The adult Gosling’s 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 first male and female walkers will win prizes, as well as the first tourists, and the winning Fairmont and Gosling’s employees. A variety of great spot prizes will also be awarded.

The Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race is organized by MAAC and sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association. The inaugural event will benefit Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia. For more information or to register for the race, please visit www.racedayworld.com.

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  1. Legalgal says:

    No Princess no more! What a shame. Ft hanky goodness we still have Fairmont Southhampton.