Sun | Mar 24, 2019

Volunteers ready for Sunday’s Kingston City Marathon

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:43 AM
Members of Team Yello are all smiles after completing their 5K run at last year’s Kingston City Run.

More than 400 volunteers will assist with the staging of the seventh Kingston City Run and the first Kingston City Marathon on Sunday, March 17.

The volunteers hail mainly from colleges and universities in the Corporate Area along with a diverse group of residents from across the country. Volunteers will be placed in areas to deal with:

- Marshalling water stops along the routes

- Water stops coverage

- Record keeping (to balance the electronic scoring)

- Photography

- Medal distribution

- Start and close of races

- Post-event activity in Emancipation Park

Volunteers’ manager Prudence Simpson is pleased with the response she has seen from the team of volunteers. “I am happy that the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well, and from the meetings and sessions we have had, it is obvious people are still happy to share their time and talent with a worthy cause. It is one of the many positives about this event. This is our seventh year, and we have got great support from our volunteers.”

The event is endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board and is ­supported by a cadre of sponsors. The main ones are:

- Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association

- Life Span (been with us from Day one)

- MarksMan

- RJRGLEANER Group

- Kingston and St Andrew Corporation

CHARITIES

- Alpha Boys Institute

- Open Arms Development Centre

- Marie Atkins Night Shelter

- Food For the Poor

- Missionaries of the Poor

Donations are accepted at https://www.kingstoncityrun.com/v2/charities/.