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SAJ to host 5K Run/Walk to celebrate 75th anniversary

Published:Tuesday | May 27, 2014 | 12:00 AM


The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk on June 28, 2014, in celebration of its 75th anniversary. The event will be held at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Palisadoes Road.

The SAJ, established in 1939, is hosting several activities throughout the year to celebrate its diamond anniversary. The association commenced the celebrations with a church service held on January 19, 2014, at the Kingston Parish Church, followed by a supplement published in The Gleaner on April 29. The association also hosted the first of its four scheduled health fairs for the year at the Tavares Gardens Primary School on March 28 and 29.

Andrea McGibbon White, SAJ's chief financial officer and chairman of the 75th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk Committee, said the SAJ is pleased to be including a fitness activity as part of its celebration.

Bringing people together

"It is a celebratory walk to bring the shipping community, our partners, service providers, as well as health and fitness enthusiasts together to celebrate this significant milestone," White said. "Health and wellness is important to us at the SAJ, so this event is in keeping with that objective."

White noted that the SAJ is proud to have Running Events Limited as its partner for the staging of the event. Additionally, she said the association was grateful for the sponsors who have confirmed their support of the event thus far: Leder Mode, Newport Medical Group, and Safety and Supplies Limited.

Persons interested in participating in the event may register with Running Events at their website runningeventsja.com or by drop-off at Running Events Limited, 87-89 Tower Street, or at the SAJ's office located at 4 Fourth Avenue, Newport West.

The SAJ is a registered trade union representing employers in the shipping industry. The association also provides accounting services, payroll management, administration, human resource management, industrial relations, and strategy formulation for several client companies.