Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon 2024

The Walkers Cayman Islands Half and Full Marathon is one of the biggest sporting events in the Cayman calendar; usually attracting over 1,500 participants.

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Last updated 15 December, 2023
The Cayman Islands marathon gets underway

The Next Race

The next Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon will take place on Sunday December 1st 2024

Rated as one of the best marathons in the world

The Cayman Islands Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay is one of the biggest sporting events in the Cayman calendar attracting over 1,500 participants and over 300 volunteers.

It’s a safe, friendly, well organised and growing race that is garnering plenty of attention worldwide. It's been listed as number 14 in The 30 Best Marathons in the Entire World by the Daily Burn and in BuzzFeed it as number seven in the ‘25 Crazy Fun Marathons That Are Totally Worth Training For’ list.

The race route is IAAF-sanctioned, chip-timed and a Boston Qualifier. It is also flat and fast, ensuring ideal running conditions whether you’re a newbie runner or a seasoned competitor chasing down that next PR!

2023 Winners

Full Marathon

  • Overall: Andrew Morrison, 3:00:53
  • Male: Andrew Morrison, 3:00:53
  • Female: Oddy Grullon, 3:44:57

Half Marathon

  • Overall: Esmond Brown, 1:22:45
  • Male: Esmond Brown, 1:22:45
  • Female: Jalene Cruz, 1:30:52

Race information

Current Categories:
  • Full Marathon 26.2 miles – 2 loops of the course
  • Half Marathon 13.1 miles – 1 loop of the course
  • Wheelchair Half Marathon – 1 loop of the course
  • Four person relay – 26.2 miles, 4 person team relay
  • Kids Fun Run – 5-12 years old, 0.5 miles 

The course

A Caribbean island is an incredible place to run a marathon and Grand Cayman doesn’t disappoint! The picturesque course takes you through the financial district of George Town, along the beautiful waterfront and through South Sound with its charming homes and magnificent views of the sea. Temperatures are usually around the low 70s, with a cooling breeze ensuring comfortable conditions. And despite the early start, the Cayman community is up and out to help motivate tired runners with music, creatively decorated water stands and cheers along the route!

Marathon course
The route of the Walkers 2023 Cayman Islands Marathon


All runners who complete their race will receive a commemorative finishers medal. In addition, awards are given to the top 3 males and females overall in the Marathon, Half Marathon, Wheelchair Half Marathon and the top three teams in 5 different relay divisions.

Carb loading!

Runners are also well fed and watered before and after the race. The night before competitors can load up on carbs at a free Pasta Party, meet fellow competitors and swap tips for the next day! Once runners have completed their race and collected their coveted medal, they can head to the relaxation area for chilled Caybrew beer and snacks. There’s even a massage area to help heal those weary muscles! Then, because you are on a Caribbean island you can head to the beach to recharge your batteries or refuel at one of Cayman’s best brunches! Whatever you decide to do, it’s guaranteed that this marathon will be one of your most memorable!

Charity support

The Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon benefits two great causes in the Cayman Islands: the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. Competitors are also encouraged to raise money for their preferred charity.

For more information and to register visit www.caymanislandsmarathon.com.

CI Marathon Facts

  • Marathon entry requires a minimum age of 18, while the half marathon has a minimum age of 14, with exceptions considered case by case.
  • Participants receive a commemorative finishers medal, and awards are given to the top three males and females overall in both the marathon and half marathon.
  • The course is completely flat, World Athletics and AIMS certified, and serves as a Boston Marathon qualifier.
  • A Kids Fun Run is offered for free to Cayman school kids aged 5 to 11.
  • Live online tracking of runners is available on www.caymanislandsmarathon.com, with interim results posted during the race.
  • The race begins with a start line temperature in the low 70s, gradually increasing to the higher 70s and low 80s by the end.
  • Parking is not allowed along the course; participants are encouraged to use empty parking lots in George Town on race day.
  • A complimentary park and ride service runs continuously from 3:30 am to 12:30 pm on race morning.

Cayman Islands Cadet Force

Since its inception in 2002 numerous young Caymanians who have completed the Cadet program have acquired valuable skills, enabling them to secure positions in diverse uniformed services. These services encompass the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Cayman Islands Coast Guard, Cayman Islands Fire Service, Customs and Border Control, Cayman Islands Regiment, and Hazard Management Cayman Islands.


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