Cayman Sports Events: 2015
There are simply few better locations than the Cayman Islands to indulge your love of sports. From the simplest: swimming, running and golfing to others such as skating, triathlons and watersports. There are events all year round for all kinds of people – and whether you want to take part are spectate we have listed just a few of our favourites for 2015 right here.
If you’re not familiar with a triathlon then simply put a triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. There are plenty of variations of a triathlon around the world but the most popular form involves swimming, cycling, and running over various distances. The Mercuryman half iron distance triathlon will put athletes from all over the world to the test. It will take place on Sunday 18th January 2015 with proceeds raised from the event going to two important local causes. The Cayman Islands Mercuryman triathlon will be made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike race and a 13.1 mile run.
The route for the Triathlon is as follows: The swim course starts and ends on the beach by The Reef Resort (Grand Cayman). The bike course starts and ends at the transition area by The Reef Resort. The run course starts and ends at the transition area in the parking area by The Reef Resort.
The Flowers International 5k and 10k Swim
With the crystal clear topaz waters and white sand beaches The Cayman Islands is one of the most idyllic locations on earth for open water swimming. So if you’re a long distance swimmer looking for a challenge amidst some of the most arresting sights on earth then you could do worse than attend the newly introduced (in 2014) 5k and 10k swims. The dates aren’t set for the 2015 edition just yet, though the events took place in mid-June in 2014. Winners receive prizes which range from travel experiences to memberships and dinners as well as trophies to male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall winners. Take a look here for info on how you can participate.
Big Game – Cayman Rugby
If you’re a rugby fan then surely watching a game in a setting such as the Cayman Islands is going to be one very unique experience? Though be warned – there aren’t that many games to take advantage of. To clarify – each season the national men’s team competes in the North American & Caribbean Rugby Association tournament between February and June. The team have just two annual fixtures one of which is away and the other at home – which is commonly known as Cayman Big Game. This year Cayman will host Mexico for on April 11th at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
The Pirates Week Golf Classic & More
By now we’re quite sure that you all know what the Pirates Week here on the Cayman islands is all about (click here <link> if you have no idea what we’re talking about) so we’ll skip over the details of that. However – the Friends of Pirates Week (the organisers of Pirates Week) will be holding a Golfing event in Grand Cayman on the 10th April, 2015. There’s not a whole lot of information available at the minute but we’ll update this section as and when it becomes available.
The Pirates Week is a good time to visit Cayman – whether you’re a fan of Pirates or simply a sports fan – as there are plenty of activities for the whole week. Lookout for the Pirates Week Soccer Open Cup and several runs that all take place during the festivities.
If you’d like to keep up to date with all the sporting events on the Cayman Islands then take a look here for all the latest announcements.