The 2011 Ogier Stroke and Stride is quickly approaching and sports enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in what promises to be another great race series. Now in its 13th year, this anticipated event, which is organised by the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association and sponsored by Ogier, will give interested runners and swimmers the chance to participate in a three-race series.
Peter Cockhill, Ogier’s managing partner said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Ogier Stroke and Stride event again this year. The number of entrants seems to increase steadily year on year and we hope this year will be no exception. The proceeds will be donated to one of our Ogier staff nominated charities and I am grateful to all participants from the local community for supporting what has become a high profile event in Cayman’s sporting calendar.”
Taking place on Wednesday 10, 17 and 24 August and starting at 5.45pm, each race is a swim and run, with the swim building up from a 400 metre to an 800 metre length over the three weeks – each being followed by a two mile run. The entry fee for individuals is CI$15 per race, or CI$30 for all three and for team entry, CI$25 per race or CI$50 for all three. General registration is available on Tuesday, 9 August, from 5.30 to 7pm at My Bar – Sunset House. Online registration is also available.
The event attracts a wide range of abilities ranging from the die-hard swimming and running enthusiasts, to those who simply want to get out for some fun and exercise in an exciting environment. It is not compulsory to participate in all three races and entrants can select whichever race suits them. A range of top quality prizes will be up for grabs following the final race, adding an extra incentive for people to come out and partake in the fun.
Dedicated race organisers are committed to running a fun and safe event. In the interest of safety, 15 is the minimum age. For juniors who are under 18, entry must be made by an adult.
Ogier’s International Relief Committee, which is one of five Ogier sub-committees developed in 2008 to raise funds and awareness across a range of areas, recognises the importance which the Cayman Islands plays in supporting international relief efforts.
The committee will be donating the collected funds to the SOS Children’s Villages Basse in Gambia, Africa. Here, members take care of children who come from impoverished families or those who have dealt with dissolved traditional family structures, which leave many of these children to fend for themselves.