Pledging its support for Cayman’s most important ‘Race for a Cause’, Generali Worldwide has recently announced it will be the title sponsor of next month’s Mercuryman race, a unique event that will see athletes at the top of their game compete, while at the same time supporting the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation.
Ms Annikki Brown, Generali Worldwide Country Manager said her firm was proud to be part of such an exciting and worthy cause.
“There is no feeling in the world that compares to finishing a race. The training that goes into it, the will to continue, the edges the body is taken to, and the courage to make the first step all culminates in that one victorious moment,” she said. “We at Generali Worldwide are proud to be part of each athlete’s triumph as the title sponsor of the Mercuryman.”
High profile, international athletes who have reached the peak of their success within the world of triathlon will compete alongside local athletes in this test of athletic endurance, taking place on Sunday 18th January 2015 at The Reef Resort, East End. The 2015 Mercuryman half iron distance triathlon is the only one of its kind in Cayman and proceeds from the race will be given to two important local causes: the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation, which does so much to promote gender equality and a life free of violence, for all, as well as a donation to the East End Primary School.
Mr Trevor Murphy, Race Director, said the organisers were grateful to Generali Worldwide for taking up the mantle in becoming the event’s most important sponsor.
“The support from the community is vital to Mercuryman’s success. We thank Generali Worldwide for recognising the importance of this event and its willingness to promote an active lifestyle not just for the athletic community, but the Cayman Islands as a whole. Participating in Mercuryman, as a sponsor, event athlete or simply as a supporter, means making a better community for all of us who live here,” he said.
Mercuryman 2015 athletes will participate in a grueling 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike race and a 13.1 mile run. In previous years, attendance has been high with 150 participants including triathlete pros, American Lisa Ribes in 2014, Pedro Gomes from Portugal and American Lesley Smith in 2013. Both are scheduled to race in the 2015 event as well.
As well as Generali Worldwide’s generous sponsorship of Mercuryman 2015, organisers would also like to thank other sponsors Tower, Health City Cayman Islands, KRyS Global, Regenexx and CUC for their support of this exciting event.
Find out more by visiting: www.mercurymantri.com