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Everyone’s A Winner Best Dressed Chicken road race series

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2016 | 4:00 AM

KINGSTON:

The sixth staging of the Everyone's a Winner Best Dressed Chicken race series will run off tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. inside the picturesque Hope Gardens.

The two-part series will culminate with the second running on Sunday, June 19.

Tomorrow's event will feature a 5K Run, Walk and Stroller categories, as well as an 8K Run, while the June 19 event will have a 5K Run, Walk and Stroller categories, together with a 9K Run. The event is being organised by Running Events in partnership with Best Dressed Chicken.

According to Alfred 'Frano' Francis, race director of Running Events, this year's staging will be another exciting time for participants and sponsors.

"We will have more MyLaps chip timing, more entertainment, more awards, more refreshments, more runner care and more fun," he said.

Francis added that an exciting and innovative feature is that the first 1,000 participants will receive a medal at each event. The special commemorative medal is split in two half of which will be presented at Sunday's running and the other on June 19.

DIABETIC STATION

In addition, Francis outlined that participants state their diabetic status on the entry form as Best Dressed Chicken will have a special station for diabetics at both events. The Diabetes Association of Jamaica is the charity partner of the 2016 race series. All runners and walkers are being encouraged to get screened before participating, at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.

In keeping with the theme of encouraging healthy lifestyle practices, there will be post-race massages by Bella Oasis Day Spa, blood pressure and basic health checks by the Heart Foundation and a post-race misting tent for participants, which will be solar-powered by Lumitech.

Best Dressed Chicken will provide breakfast sampling on Sunday, with other sampling from various other companies, including Jablum and Dairy Industries - the latter featuring Really Great Yogurt.