The weekend of November 9th to the 11th will be an active one on Grand Cayman as amateur and professional athletes take part in various Pirates Week runs and swims.
On Friday the 9th, Grand Cayman residents and visitors will be able to take part in the 2018 Pirates Week 5K Run, a race running along Harbour Drive, starting and finishing in front of the Grand Terminal.
Saturday the 10th, at Governor’s Beach, locals and tourists will participate in the Pirates Week 5K Sea Swim Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands’ oldest swimming tradition – an event that will award 3 female and 3 male contestants with prizes.
Pirates Week 10K “To Hell and Back” is the finale to Pirates Week’s athletic activities. This race starts at Kimpton Seafire Hotel and promises to be a thrilling occasion to watch and to participate in.
Pirates Week 5K Run
Cayman Islands’ Pirates Week 5K Run begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. on November 9th. Registration is currently open online and there is a $25 entry fee (or $40 total for those entering the 5K and 10K on November 11th).
Late registration on race day is possible from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in front of Grand Cayman’s Bar Crudo. Participants in this race are timed, water is available along the course and runners may bring their dog companions to race with them.
Pirates Week 5K Sea Swim Grand Cayman
On Saturday the 10th from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., the Pirates Week 5K Sea Swim Grand Cayman will be a fun event to watch and enjoy. This annual tradition is going on its 31st year in Grand Cayman and it’s a celebration of island life.
The Pirates Week 5K Sea Swim Grand Cayman combines the excitement of Pirates Week festivities with an open-water race that is truly an experience unlike any other. Race caps are provided during registration and swimmers must wear them during the race.
This race is one full 5K loop. Refreshments, T-shirts and trophies are given.
Pirates Week 10K “To Hell and Back”
If you dare to run in Pirates Week 10K “To Hell and Back” race, check in at 6 a.m. on Sunday, November 11th. The race starts at 7 a.m. sharp. You’ll start at Raleigh Quay Road not far from South Bay Beach Club and you’ll travel on West Bay Road, Town Hall Road and then Hell Road with a turnaround at Devil’s Hangout before retracing the route to end at Calico Jack’s.
Registration for Pirates Week 10K “To Hell and Back” is $25 online.