The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has thrown its full support behind the Digicel Foundation's second staging of its 5K Night Run/Walk.
The October 26 event is expected to light up the streets of the city and Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke says the KSAC's support reflects its people-centred approach to its activities.
"This event is unique in that it is the only run/walk of its kind that takes place at night," Brown Burke said recently.
"Last year's event was as a huge success as it saw downtown Kingston being transformed from a ghost town, to a frenzy of activities, as more than 5,000 persons participated.
"The event also raised well-needed funds to assist in caring for the disabled at 11 special needs schools/organisations. This year will be no different as the proceeds will go towards helping our special-needs community," added Brown Burke as she appealed to residents of the Corporate Area to support the event.
The run/walk will begin and end on Ocean Boulevard, at the Digicel headquarters.
Last year, Digicel reported 5,400 registered participants, plus an estimated 4,000 spectators, and the event is expected to be bigger for the second staging.
Approximately 350 marshals will line the route with many volunteers coming from the communities in downtown.