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'Run for a cause' - Fraser-Pryce urges support for 5k Route

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (SFP) is urging all runners and walkers to join her tomorrow morning to take part in the SFP/ Hugh Senior 5K run/walk race in Waterhouse, starting at 7:00 a.m.

The event, which is organised by Fraser-Pryce's Church, Penwood Church of Christ, is designed to raise funds to finance the education of young children living in Waterhouse, where Fraser-Pryce grew up.

"Her pastor, Hugh Senior, died last year and she wanted to find some way to honour him. So this is going towards creating a scholarship fund in Pastor Senior's name," Fraser-Pryce's Public Relations manager, Sherie Ranston said. "We are hoping for it to be an annual thing. Maybe next we might have something other than a 5K, but we will be raising funds towards this cause next year."

Fraser-Pryce, who was in Australia supporting team Jamaica at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, will be back for the event and might participate. Through a message from Ranston, she urged persons to register for the event at her church on 54 Penwood Rd or

The cost to enter is $600 for children and $1200 for adults.

Registration close off at 6:00 p.m. today. There is no registration on race day.

"We have some beautiful trophies so people can come out and win something and of course Shelly-Ann will be there," Ranston said.

"When Shelly-Ann called me and said that she wanted me to organise the event, it was her love for the community that moves me and that is why people should come out and support," said Alfred 'Franno' Francis, who is charge of Running Event.

Start - Mark on Ashoka Road

1K - Corner of Henley Road & West Bay Farm Road / 38 Henley Road near Collins Wood Ice Cream Corner

1.75K - Waterstop

2K - 57 Balcombe Drive

3K - 104 Olympic Way near Holt Road intersection

3.5K - Water Stop / 193 Bay Farm Road, St Patrick's Primary School

4K - Intersection of Penwood Road & Bay Farm Road / near bus terminus

Finish - Intersection of Penwood Road / Savitri Road

Distance - 5020 metres