A local radio station is putting on a fun run this weekend for a good cause.
Breeze 105.3FM, the sister station of Radio Cayman, will be hosting a two mile run/walk entitled ‘Breeze Fusion’.
The event takes place 7:30am on Walkers Road on Saturday 1 November.
The course runs from John Gray High School into South Sound and then loops back to South Church Street and on to Denham Thompson Way before concluding back at John Gray.
Local track coach Jerry Harper and members of the Phoenix Athletic Club are expected to be in attendance and will oversee the race and participants.
Members of Radio Cayman are slated to be present as well to hand out trophies and prizes.
Registration fees are CI$15 for adults and CI$10 for students and children 16 years of age and under.
The fee includes an event t-shirt, water bottle and other paraphernalia and random prizes.
Among the prizes on offer are gift certificates from various local businesses.
A portion of the proceeds goes towards local charities Matt Safe and the National Council of Voluntary Organizations Telethon.
Director of Radio Cayman Norma McField said the run serves as a way to reach the community.
‘We are a community station and we want to give back to the community. We want to show appreciation to our listeners.
‘Certainly we want to raise our profile and increase our base of listeners but the run is something the whole family can participate in and it’s a way to bring people together in the community.’
Last year saw a significant turnout. A mixed crowd came out for the run that saw everyone from young people to families armed with prams.
According to McField the varied amount of participants led the way for donating to charities that focus on the young and old.
‘In donating to Matt Safe we’re trying to keep in the forefront the importance of safe driving plus helping to educate our young drivers.
‘We’ve worked closely with NCVO over the years as their telethon started out at Radio Cayman. They operate a lot of community projects like the Pines.
‘Radio Cayman is known as a community station and helping them is in line with our goal of catering to the community.’
The annual NCVO Telethon will take place the same day as the run. It’s slated to happen at Hard Rock Café from about 7pm.
CITN will be at the event and broadcasting the proceedings live on TV.
However, as has been the case for the last five years, Radio Cayman will take the feed from CITN [with whom they have a well-established business relationship] and air it live on the radio.
Registration can be done online at www.radiocayman.gov.ky or through contacting Breeze FM at 244-2136.