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Highlights of the SAJ's 5K Road Race

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 6:00 AM
Marvin Jones of the Shipping Association of Jamaica’s Finance and Systems Department is cheered on by colleagues (from left) Kadeen Lee Francis (HRD), Internal Auditor Jean Hinds and Shauna Reid (HRD) as he prepares for Saturday’'s Shipping Industry 5K.
Winner of Stroller 5K race and baby.
The family that runs together...SAJ team member Hugh Bowman, his wife, Randy, and daughter set off along the course.
Members of Team SAJ spend time in the association’'s well-equipped gym training for this coming weekend’s Shipping Industry 5K Road Race. From left: Debbie Ann Dobson, Jean Hinds, Marvin Jones, Shauna Reid, Sophia Walcott and Kadeen Lee Francis.
Banana-eating contest proved a bit much for some participants.
Cooling down post-race.
Andrea McGibbon White hands out trophies to Male 5K Run overall winners: Oraine Wint – fist place; Javier Beswick-Scot from Challenge Accepted Running Club - second place and Sho-Wayne Edwards - third place winner.
The Seafreight team in their numbers
The Advantum team: Stooping (from left): Russell Polack, Howard James and Kris Mendes. Second row (from left): Kaydeen Wildman, Robert Sinclair, Annmarie Curtis, Andrea McGibbon White, Kevaughn Lyew You, Sharda Grantand Oniel Charles, Back: Hugh Bowman and Shannon Brown.
Little Shani Mullings seems to be basking in the early morning rays of the sun after completing the Shipping Industry 5k Road Race from the comforts of a stroller pushed by mom Caryll Mullings.
Corah Ann Robertson-Sylvester (left), chief executive officer of Seaboard Marine Jamaica warming up before hitting the Shipping Industry 5K Road Race course held in the New Port West Shipping District on Saturday.
Overall female 5K Run winners - Sandra Aitken, second place; Tanice Barnett, first place, accepting her trophy from the SAJ's labour planning and deployment manager, Terrence Brooks, Meisha Harris, third place, from the Gorun Running Club.
And they’re off! Walkers charge through the streets of New Port West.
A young competitor is very serious about her warm up.
The Maritime Authority team.
Andrea McGibbon White (right), deputy general manager, Shipping Association of Jamaica and COO of its subsidiary company, Advantum proudly hands her mom, Jacqueline McGibbon a trophy for winning in her category.
Maritime and Transport Limited took the Best T-shirt award
Colleagues Raymond Ernandez and Andrea McGibbon White (right), congratulate SAJ internal auditor, Jean Hinds for winning the top SAJ Female Runner prize.
The SAJ team ... pulling out all the stops for Saturday’s 5K event .
Executive chairman of Jamaica Freight & Shipping Ltd, Charles Johnston joins fellow Shipping Association of Jamaica managing committee member, Corah Ann Robertson-Sylvester in synchronising their watches for their 5K Run.
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Cool gusts of early morning sea breeze heralded the arrival of hundreds of athletically minded participants to the shipping district of New Port West last Saturday, June 27, 2015.

The normally quiet Saturday was broken by the sounds of a vibrant warm-up session under way and by the sounds of laughter and the occasional robust challenge among running mates. The occasion was the staging of the Shipping Industry 5K Road Race, which was being held at this location for the first time ever.

Organised by the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ), the 5K was intended to engage the shipping industry and the wider community in an activity that promotes wellness and boosts the impact of its corporate social responsibility projects within the communities in which the SAJ operates.

A percentage of the funds raised from the event will go towards schools within the district, including the Tavares Gardens Primary and Marcus Garvey schools, and the operations of the association's mobile clinic. The SAJ supports activities at the Tavares Gardens Primary School; pays teacher salaries at Marcus Garvey for eight months of the year; and the SAJ staff, on their own initiative, has set up a fund that contributes to a feeding programme at the school on a monthly basis.

The mobile clinic is stationed in various communities and medical services are provided to residents at little to no cost.

Here are some pictorial highlights from the 5K Road Race.