Sunday, March 20th marked the 2nd annual Captain Marvin's Memorial Splash & Dash Race. This event was founded and organized by Captain Marvin's youngest son, Kendall Flash Ebanks, owner of FNSports.
The late, great Captain Marvin was one of the original founders of the world famous Stingray City Sandbar. He actively worked on the boats and out at sea until the impressive age of 91. Race organizers felt it was important to remember and honour this amazing role model on an annual basis. The event recognizes the role that Captain Marvin played in Cayman's history and celebrates his life and generous contributions to his family, friends and the community. In his memory, proceeds from the event to be donated to The Special Needs Foundation.
The Splash & Dash race started and ended at Public Beach with 118 people participating. The 800 meter swim and 2 mile run made for a fast and exciting race. The top competitors include:
1st - Stuart Bray, 0:22:45
2nd - Luigi Aiello, 0:23:51
3rd - Michael Ford, 0:24:08
1st - Alyssa Dodson, 0:26:25
2nd - Nadine Gray, 0:26:48
3rd - Jill Litrenta, 0:27:24
Special recognition goes to the youngest athlete to complete the full course, Caitlin Roney, who raced with her dad, Jon Roney by her side.
In addition to the swim & run race, there was also a 2 mile run/walk only category. This provided an opportunity for everyone, including children, to get involved.
The top run/walk competitors include:
1st - Tobias Muchene, 0:11:34
2nd - Paul Williams, 0:13:35
3rd - Blayze Wood, 0:13:55
1st - Carolyn Maguire, 0:15:53
2nd - Puspa Tamane, 0:16:43
3rd - Kylie Longoria, 0:16:53
A big thank you goes out to the volunteers and event sponsors, which include: Anytime Fitness, Fosters Food Fair, 7 Mile Paddle Board, Red Sail Sports, Conyers Dill & Pearman, A Step Ahead Physiotherapy, Bordens Pizza, Singh’s Roti Shop, and RUBIS On The Run Gas Station.
Event coordinator Kendall Flash Ebanks was thrilled with the event's outcome. He promises that next year's Captain Marvin's Memorial Splash & Dash will be even more exciting and invites everyone to come out and participate.