Organisers of the Cayman Islands Marathon, Half-Marathon and four-person relay have introduced a Kids Fun Run sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Sports as part of the event on Sunday, 2 December, and are inviting all kids ages 8 to 12 years old to participate.
The race will begin at 9:30am at the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue (the Glass House). The youngsters will run approximately half a mile and finish at Breezes by the Bay Restaurant, where the other runners also complete their event.
‘It is never too early to get our children involved in activities that will promote good health and fitness,’ says Rhonda Kelly, race organizer. ‘The fact is that many kids today lead a very sedentary lifestyle and it is important that we get them moving. The Kids Fun Run is an easy, non-competitive race. Every child is a winner. This is also a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together because parents can run their event which starts 4½ hours earlier, and then support their children in their race.’
Registration for the Kids Fun Run is free for all Government school students and CI$10 for children from private schools, and includes a t-shirt and a finisher’s medal.
‘I would like to thank the Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports & Culture for seeing our vision for this event, and partnering with us to make it happen,’ continued Mrs. Kelly. ‘The obesity rate among Cayman’s children is rising and we need to do something about it before it spirals out of control. The Ministry has taken a proactive approach through their sponsorship of the Kids Fun Run, and I would like to encourage both parents and students to join us for the race and get active.’
Government students must register at their schools while private school students can register online at CaymanIslandsMarathon.com or through their schools.
Registration for the Cayman Islands Marathon, half-marathon and four-person relay is available at CaymanIslandsMarathon.com. Participants can also do walk-in registration at the Kelly Holding office. For more information log on to CaymanIslandsMarathon.com, email [email protected] or call Sue Greene on 345.946.8822.
The Cayman Islands Marathon is sponsored by Digicel, Department of Tourism, Flowers Bottled Water, Progressive Distributors/Gatorade, Deloitte, Cayman National, 106.1 KISS FM, Cayman Airways, Cayman Free Press, Kirk Freeport, Sagicor, Breezes By the Bay Restaurant, BioFreeze/RVC Rehab Services, Grand Cayman Marriott Resort, Island Companies, RE/MAX Cayman Islands, Audi, ESSO, Red Sail Sports, Royal Bank of Canada, CUC, Tropicana Juice and The Final Touch.