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All set for JN Heroes In Action Run/Walk

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2016 | 8:37 PM

The 2016 renewal of the Jamaica National Building Society (JN) Foundation Heroes in Action Run/Walk will take place on Sunday in Falmouth, Trelawny.

Usain Bolt, who, through the Usain Bolt Foundation, was a partner of the inaugural staging of the event in 2015, has again thrown his weight behind the event.

"I am a solid supporter of initiatives that benefit and empower the people of my hometown, and I am particularly pleased that this event has at its heart causes that support organisations that work to protect our children and provide needed services in Trelawny," Bolt said recently.

This year, the event, which has been divided into a 4K Fun Run/Walk and an 8K Run, hopes to raise funds for the Victim Services Division of Trelawny and provide additional funds to last year's refurbishment project at the Granville Place of Safety for Girls, which is also based in the parish.


Funds raised will enable the Victim Services Division to acquire materials to support play therapy and art therapy, as well as the design and delivery of group-therapy interventions, benefitting young people in the parish. The completion of a multipurpose resource centre for wards at the Granville Place of Safety for Girls will also be supported.

The run is being organised with technical support from the team at Running Events Limited and will take runners on a course through the streets of the historic town of Falmouth.

The 8K is designed to target sprint enthusiasts with a strong desire for competition, while the 4K Fun Run will be geared at engaging families and individuals, with various challenge stations, along with a historical aspect to educate participants about Falmouth while en route.