Off the Beaten Track 2017 is just around the corner!
February 26th 2017 is the day that Cayman’s only off road 50K ultra marathon and relay race kicks off. We are hoping that we will see all of our usual faces at the starting line along with some new ones, who are up for the ultimate Off the Beaten Track (OTBT) challenge.
OTBT is an annual charitable 50KM ultra-marathon designed to emulate the world’s toughest race the Marathon des Sables. It leads participants on a route along un-chartered, lush, tropical bush, on the sandy beaches and through unseen back roads on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.
This one of-a-kind marathon experience offers two challenging options to its runners:
- For the seasoned individual runner, there is the opportunity to tackle this 50 kilometer cross-country course as a solo runner.
- Participate as a relay team of up to 6 members, collectively running the distance over six legs.
Established in 2010 by KRyS Global Founder and Executive Chairman and ultra-marathon runner, Kenneth Krys, OTBT maintains its adrenaline-charged reputation in Grand Cayman with a different route every year.
With running enthusiast, Derek Larner from Race Caribbean designing the course, expect to be pushed to your limits as he conjures paths for this route that may not even exist until just days before the run!
Gather your colleagues together too and embark on this year’s team building ‘must have’, by taking the OTBT journey together and competing in the Corporate Challenge in teams up to six runners! Word on the street is that corporate teams are already putting each other through their paces and training together. What better way is there to build a healthy high performance team than one who is prepared to undertake this test of team spirit and endurance together?
So whether you are a running enthusiast or someone who wants to try something new, this is the race for you!
We’re looking forward to seeing you all out there!
The OTBT Team
What’s equally rewarding about Off the Beaten Track 2017 is that once registered, participants are also contributing to a local charity in the Cayman Islands, Meals on Wheels and the international charity, Facing Africa.