The CINCO DE MAYO 5K Run/Walk got off right on schedule on Saturday, the fifth of May, although in a break with tradition, the action started at 5:55 in the morning, rather than in the evening.
About 70 celebrants rose early to start off the day’s festivities, and were treated to a typical colourful Cayman sunrise.
Fittingly, at this Hispanic commemorative activity, the first person to cross the finish line was Jesus Delgardo, who calls Costa Rica home, as he posted a time of 19:30.Runnerup honours went to Kingsley Chong, who was scheduled to embark for Vancouver later in the day–not only did he catch his flight, but he ran the Vancouver half-marathon the following morning in a time of 1:38!
Mike McDonald placed third in the men’s division.
Patricia McCallum led the ladies competitors in 22:48, with Laura Knox and Wendy Freeman cashing in on second- and third-place awards.
But on CINCO DE MAYO, it’s as much about the fun as it is about the run.And this occasion did not prove the exception to the rule.All participants repaired to Breezes by the Bay, where, clad in their unique event shirts, refreshments were available, and despite the early hour, the good times commenced to roll!
Special awards were presented to Donald Rojas and Marlene Moore-Ebanks as fifth and fifty-fifth finishers, respectively.Additionally, persons who finished 15th, 25th, 35th, etc, all gained prizes.
Everyone received a souvenir of the day from Island Companies, and other contributions were realized from Cayman Distributors, the Blackbeard Group, Margaritaville, Cimboco, and Breezes.
As usual, the creations from the Glassblowing Studio were the objects of appreciation and delight by recipients.