Fun run to help club

The Cayman Rugby Club hosts its first of what will be an annual Ribena Halloween Fun Run tomorrow morning at the South Sound pitch.

This is the first time in recent memory that the club has held a fun run and organisers hope that it will become a regular feature on the club’s events calendar.

Although this is officially a fund raising effort the emphasis will be firmly on fun and participation and all members of the club – and the wider public – are invited to join in.

Organiser Rowena Lawrence said: ‘This event is very much an opportunity for members of public to come down and help support the club by taking part in what we hope will be a fun event for all concerned.

‘We have a full 5K run for adults and shorter races for our juniors and less athletic participants. We welcome registrations from anyone on the island who would enjoy a bit of exercise this weekend.’

The rugby club is delighted that Ribena has agreed to sponsor the run.

“Ribena is a great fit for this event,” said Lawrence. “The club places a huge focus on the development of our juniors and Ribena is exactly the kind of sponsor that we want to work with. A healthy drink for healthy kids.”

The Cayman Rugby Club plays a huge part of the local community and its profile has expanded greatly under the leadership of Richard ‘Grizz’ Adams over the last decade.

The club has a wide membership base ranging from four year olds who are just learning the game right through to the ‘old boys’ who founded the club back in the 1970s and now enjoy passing that experience onto future generations.

‘The strong family nature of the club is what we want to celebrate,’ said committee member Mat Bishop.

‘This is a chance for friends of the club, past and present, to come down and have a bit of fun. We’re not expecting Olympic performances.”

Registration is just CI$15 for adults and children are free. Participants can register at the club throughout this week or by logging on to www.caymanactive.com. Registration on the day will begin at 6.30am with the full 5k race beginning at 7am.

A shorter version of the race for juniors will start at 8am. The morning will conclude with a lolly scramble for all the kids at 8.45am.

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