Monday, 28 January 2019

OFF AND RUNNING: Kingston City Marathon set for March 17 + Sagicor/Sigma Corporate Run returns Feb. 17

GOING THE DISTANCE: At least 5,000 persons are expected to participate in the inaugural Kingston City Marathon, which had its launch in Kingston last Wednesday. According to Nicole Madden-Greig, co-chair of the event (which used to be a half-marathon), entries are expected to come in from Dallas and Miami and from as far as Honolulu and Mexico. Director of Tourism, Donovan White, says the event’s graduation to a full-scale marathon is a most welcome development. “As running becomes a way of life for more people in pursuit of an active lifestyle, and travelling to run marathons continues to grow,” he says, “Kingston City Run’s graduation to a full marathon now gives serious runners, running enthusiasts as well as weekend warriors another reason to consider visiting Kingston.” The Kingston City Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, March 17.

SETTING THE PACE: The Diabetes Association of Jamaica, the Lupus Foundation and the May Pen Hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit have been selected as the beneficiaries of the 2019 iteration of the Sagicor/Sigma Corporate Run, which takes over the streets of city Kingston on Sunday, February 17. An ambitious fund-raising target of $52 million has been set, with the proceeds to be donated to these charitable causes. Twenty years on, the Sagicor/Sigma Run continues to foster a spirit of wellness and philanthropy. “As the Caribbean’s largest road-race event, we not only bring together thousands of fitness enthusiasts, competing corporate entities, families and friends,” says Sagicor Foundation Chairman, R. Danny Williams, “[we are] creating a legacy that has profound impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of our nation’s children.”

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