Long stride to thwart cancer

Stride Against Cancer, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society’s annual walk/run fundraising event is just around the corner and walkers, joggers and runners across Grand Cayman are lacing up their shoes for the event on Sunday 25 January.

The long course which is a half marathon length of 13.1 miles begins at 6am and the short course 6.5 miles begins at 7am.

The Stride event will begin and end at the Public Beach on West Bay Road.

The turnaround point for the long course is at Caribbean Paradise in South Sound with participants in the short course turning around at The Wharf Restaurant.

The Stride event is the biggest fun walk/run in the Cayman Islands with over 1,200 registrants each year.

The event has become a social event on the community calendar in Cayman and families and friends are encouraged to register.

Stride is also an opportunity for corporate teambuilding and fellowship. Businesses, sporting associations and community organizations are being urged to support the event by registering for the event.

Residents of the eastern districts are being encouraged to participate in the walk/run organized in North Side by residents of that area.

The walk will begin at 7am on Sunday from the Boat Launch beside Over The Edge Restaurant and end at the Kaibo. Transportation back to the start line will be provided on the day.

For more information call Alexandra at 925-4804.

Fosters Food Fair-IGA and Progressive Distributors in association with Gatorade, Le Bleu, Ocean Spray, Quaker and Tropicana are platinum sponsors of the event along with Rooster 101 and Z99.

BB&P, Cayman National Bank, Krys & Associates, Maples and Sagicor are gold sponsors.

All registration fees will be used to support the Cancer Society’s programmes and activities here in Cayman.

Registration is just $25 and is happening now outside supermarkets and other locations across the island.

Registration forms can be collected from the Cayman Islands Cancer Society office which is located in Suite 4 of the MCR Building on Eclipse Drive (off Eastern Avenue) or by going to strideagainstcancer.wordpress.com or emailing a request to [email protected].

For additional information please call 949-7618 or email [email protected].