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All set for tomorrow's JN Falmouth 5K

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 10:00 AMRichard Morais
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FALMOUTH, Trelawny:

While there are a number of 5K events nationally with most held in Kingston, Trelawny will be hoping that their Jamaica National 5K in Falmouth tomorrow to assist the Granville child-care facility in the parish will be a show-stopper.

They expect this 5K Run/Walk to be the most picturesque seeing that it will be run through this historic Georgian town, said to be the best laid out in the Caribbean.

Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Garth Wilkinson, has endorsed the event and has hailed his town as among the most beautiful in the Caribbean. He will not only welcome the hundreds who will descend on the town but participate in the event as well.

Local athlete and the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, will also be in attendance, and most important, will be giving his support to the cause. His foundation will be also contributing to the child-care facility.

The event starts at 7 a.m. outside the Pier on Seaboard Street by the Falmouth Street intersection. Participants will then turn right onto Market Street, left to Lower Harbour Street, right to Water Street, left to Rodney Street, left to Cornwall Street and right to Queen Street.

There will be a right to Duke Street, left to Wellington Street, then left to Wakeland Drive, left to Princess Street, right to George Street, then right to Queen Street, left to Wakeland Drive, left to King Street, right back to George Street, then left to Market Street along Water Square to Lower Parade Street finishing on Seaboard Street at the same starting point.

Some of the sites the participants will go past are Fort Balcarres, now the Falmouth All-Age School; the new Falmouth Police Station,

the largest police station in the Caribbean; along with one of the best restored Georgian houses on Duke Street.

Other sites are the 220-year-old Anglican Church, the 181-year-old brick Falmouth United Church (Presbyterian Church) and Market Street with its many Georgian buildings.

Jamaica National has reported good support for the event, especially from businesses in the parish.