Islands’ oldest race gets backing from bank

| 14/10/2010

(CNS): One of the country’s oldest annual sporting events will be in its 37th year next February when teams line up to take on the Cross Island Road Relay. Organised by the Hash House Harriers Fidelity will provide sponsorship which is thelongest continually held and one of the most popular sporting events race in the Cayman Islands. Last year a record 56 teams competed and organisers said they hope to have similar numbers in this year’s race. Participants from with various abilities and from all walks of life are invited to hit the Cayman roads for the event originally founded by PE teacher Winston Skinner in 1975. 

The event consists of six member relay teams with each member of the relay running approximately 4 miles. The first leg begins at Gun Bay and the last let will finish at either the Truman Bodden Sports Complex or Smiths Cove (to be determined).  The race begins at 6 am sharp on Sunday 6 February with registration and packet pickup scheduled for the Saturday 5 February from noon until 4pm at Camana Bay.
“Fidelity supports and promotes a healthy lifestyle and a health conscious community and thus once again we are proud to partner with the Hash House Harriers for the Cross Island Road Relay,” said Tom Gammage, CP and Regional Marketing Manager, Fidelity Cayman Limited. “Any excess funds collected by the Hash are donated to charity and so we look forward to seeing serious – and not so serious – runners signing up for this worthy and fun cause.”
The Hash House Harriers is a global non-competitive running and social club which originated in Kuala Lumpur in 1983. The club currently has 1,922 running clubs in 183 countries throughout the world. For more information visit or email
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  1. William McTaggart says:

     WOW… Time certainly flies.  I was a participant in 1975 and attending 6th form at High School and actively involved in cross country running, under the guidance of Mr. Skinner, a gentleman I hold in high regard.

    Congratulations to the organizers for keeping this event alive.