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MoBay City Run 2016 launched

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 3:00 AM
From left: Richard Deenah and his wife Nodishia poses with Running Events's Frano Francis.
Engrossed in conversation are from left: Nicole Allen, Mobay City Run logistics coordinator, Anthony Davis Grace Jackson and Patrick Prendergast,
From left: Charline Patterson Glendon Lowe (Courts Fairview Branch Manager) and Jacqueline Edwards-Locke are all smiles for our camera.
Tanika Morris-Sterling (left) and Sarah Oban (right) both of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, shares a photo op with Jamila Maitland, at student of the University of Technology.
From left: Richard Ferdinand, Laura Mazabel of Solo Jamaica, and William Craig of Billy Craig Insurance.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

The top female and male winners of the third staging of the MoBay City Run 10K/5K Run and Walk, will win a trip to any JetBlue destination courtesy of the North American carrier, as part of their prize package.

JetBlue for the second year, has agreed to be the official airline of the event, which has become a marquee in the tourism capital.

Airline tickets, cash, television sets, appliances, weekends and dinners are among the number of prizes that participants will have access to on Sunday, May 1, when the event bearing the hashtag, #MoBayrunsagain, takes over the second city streets, says logistic coordinator, Nicole Allen.

During the official launch at the Holiday Inn in Montego Bay on Tuesday, Allen notes that in fact, participants will take home far more attractive prizes than any other year.

Her comments were bolstered by Courts (Unicomer?s) marketing manager, Jacqueline Edwards-Locke, who has placed three of her brands behind the charity that assists struggling tertiary students to remain in university.

 

investment

 

Edwards-Locke revealed that Courts was investing $1 million in cash and prizes to the event. ?We will donate $100,000 towards sponsoring students who wish to participate, in addition to gifts of two television sets, two exercise equipment, possibly a bicycle or elliptical and a Sony music system.?

Courts will also man three booths at the Old Hospital Park race venue, offering free eye screening, blood pressure checks and a host of other activities on the day of the run.

Other major sponsors such as Sandals and ATL have hinted at doing things differently in bolstering the record 2,200 participants that the event boasted in 2015, while Solo Jamaica, a new kid on the bloc, will try to encourage its customers to sponsors a runner or a walker. ?We feel this is one of the best ways that we can give back to the society, while helping to sustain education,? states Solo Jamaica?s director, Laura Mazabel.

In the last two years MoBay City Run has donated $6.5 million to education in western Jamaica.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com