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CCP Lapathon 2015 set for March 21

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM
The winner of CCP Lapathon 2014, Maurice Williams of the Bethel Baptist Church, Half-Way Tree expresses delight as he is commended by CCP’s accountant Joan Blackwood.  

Lapathon 2015, hosted by Caribbean Christian Publications (CCP), the region's leading provider of Sunday School literature, is set for March 21 at Emancipation Park at 6:30 a.m.

The Lapathon, which is open to runners, walkers and joggers; will be held under the theme, "Living The Word - Moving By Faith".

Proceeds from this the fifth annual staging of the Lapathon will help to finance CCP's Writers' Conference for the development of the new Sunday School curriculum. It will aid the non-profit organisation to sustain its efforts in providing biblically grounded, educationally sound and culturally relevant Sunday School literature for Jamaica, the region and the Caribbean Diaspora in North America.

Beryl Roper, director, CCP has appealed to families and other groups to participate in this year's Lapathon.

"Come out and support the event. By so doing, you will contribute to the moral health of the nation and our region through strong and vibrant Sunday Schools teaching sound doctrine; in a culturally relevant format," she urged. "Donate cash or kind, bring a group to walk on the day, and/or sponsor a group of youngsters who are eager to participate but cannot afford the entry fee. Be part of the change we all want."

Other activities to be hosted at the Lapathon will include a dancercise/aerobics session for adults, hula-hoop competitions and lime-and-spoon races. CCP will also have an information booth. Members of the public can view displays on the work and audio-visual products of the organisation.

The registration fee is $500 per person. Organisations that donate $10,000 to the Lapathon will receive 25 passes for their team members. Registration can be done at the CCP website at or at CCP at 27 Balmoral Avenue.