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Spirit Airlines to Boost Tourism to the Bahamas as Major Sponsor of Marathon Bahamas 2010

Spirit Airlines will assist The Bahamas in its efforts to boost tourism to the islands as it becomes a major sponsor of the upcoming Marathon Bahamas 2010. The **Run in Paradise – Experience a Taste of The Bahamas** marathon takes place February, 14, 2010, in Nassau.

**We*re looking forward to supporting the Bahamas in this event as part of our ongoing efforts to increase tourism to the islands,** said Spirit Airlines Senior Director Sales Michael Pewther.

Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace added his well wishes to the partnership: **We are excited to see our low cost airline partner, Spirit Airlines, team up with Marathon Bahamas in its inaugural event. We will continue to promote partnerships like this as a way to stimulate more tourism arrivals and to generate more market awareness of sporting events taking place in The Islands Of The Bahamas.**

Mr. Franklyn Wilson, Chairman of Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Limited, lead sponsor for Marathon Bahamas, expressed the organization*s pleasure with having Spirit Airlines as a major sponsor of this inaugural event: **We are extremely pleased to have Spirit Airlines as the official airline for Marathon Bahamas 2010, and we look forward to deepening this relationship in future years.**

This is the first marathon on New Providence since the turn of the century, bringing together hundreds of local and international runners in support of local charities. Marathon Bahamas is being organized into three categories. Participants may choose to run or walk in the full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), or marathon relay (six-person team). The race starts at 6:00 a.m. with runners leaving Fort Montague in the east, running west over both Paradise Island bridges, through historic Nassau, along the shoreline to the western end of the island, then looping around to end at world famous Arawak Cay.

For additional information and to register for Marathon Bahamas 2010, visit www.marathonbahamas.com.

26.12.2009. 10:36

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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