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Scores from overseas for Kingston City Run

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 3:00 AMDave Rodney
The group, Challenge Accepted, posed following last year's Kingston City Run.

Hundreds of runners from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and The Cayman Islands are scheduled to travel to Kingston on the weekend of March 13 for the fourth staging of the annual Kingston City Run.

The half marathon, 5K and 10K races will take place around Kingston on Sunday March 13 in an event that was created to raise funds to aid the homeless in and around Kingston. The sporting event was also designed to create a larger presence for Kingston as a fascinating travel destination loaded with a kaleidoscope of attractions.

Jamaica's greatly admired Olympian and track superstar Veronica Campbell-Brown, is the event's ambassador, and Kingston City Run is expected to grab the attention of thousands of local runners, too, from Kingston, as well as from rural parishes. It starts on Friday night with a carnival party. Saturday is a Lifestyle & Fitness Expo, and Sunday's race day will close out with an awards ceremony and a farewell party.

"When asked to lend my support to this cause, I did not hesitate because no matter how much we have accomplished, we must always help the least of us in times of need," Campbell-Brown stated. Kingston City Run will make contributions to the Marie Atkins Night Shelter, Open Arms Drop-In Centre, Food For The Poor, Missionaries of the Poor and The Alpha Institute.

For more information, go to kingstoncityrun.com.