All set for tomorrow's Training Camp 5K

Published: Saturday | January 5, 2013 Comments 0

All is set for tomorrow's second staging of the Training Camp 5K Road Race. Start time is 7:15 a.m.

The event, the first road race on the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association 2013 calendar, will begin and end at Manor Park Plaza at the top of Constant Spring Road in St Andrew.

Training Camp will be promoting wellness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in 2013. Persons have entered in three main categories - Under-20, Under-40 and Over 40 - run and walk. The winner of the run will receive a ticket to North America on Delta Airlines. There will also be special prizes for the youngest and oldest winners.

The event is endorsed by minister without portfolio with responsibility for sports, Natalie Neita-Headley. She will be participating in the walk.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has also endorsed the event, which will be part of the JCF's ongoing wellness programme, Let's Get Moving.

A mini-health fair will be held in conjunction with the event's organisers. Patrons will be able to have their blood pressure checked as well as consultation provided by the Heart Foundation. On board will be Dr Neil Gardner, who will provide hands-on chiropractic support.

Net proceeds from the event will be go towards the sports development of two schools/athletes . In addition, the Caribbean District of Optimist International has partnered with the Training Camp for its Bridging The Gap project. Net proceeds will go towards its halfway house.

Sponsors of the 5K include Delta Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, Manor Park Plazas, Jamaica Springs, Power 106FM and Music 99 FM, The Gleaner Company, Trafalgar Travel, Answers for Children, Hi-Lyte Sports Drink, Jam Asia Delights, Simplicity, Cari Home, Cannonball Café and Jam Fit.

Prospective participants may register online at www.trainingcampja.com or entry forms may be downloaded and submitted to either Training Camp in Upper Manor Park Plaza, Mall Plaza or Trafalgar Travel.

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