Fathers and their children are invited to come together and complete a 5K walk and run on Saturday, 16 June. Setting off at 7am, the course begins and ends at Smith Cove and water and snacks will be provided for all participants.
Timed to coincide with Father’s Day, the run is organised and sponsored by the 1,000 Man March Outreach.
The 1,000 Man March Outreach was formed in 2010 with the aim of providing support to men across the Cayman Islands and to encourage them to be good role models and take an active role in family life.
“The idea is for fathers to participate with their kids, or even the whole family together,” says Phil Jackson, secretary of the 1,000 Man March Outreach. “We watched the movie Courageous last year which inspired this idea. Our organisation upholds the same values as this movie and in the movie there was a 5K run, so we decided to organise one of our own.”
In 2010, the organisation held a 1,000 Man March, but as they now plan to do that every two years, they are introducing the Father’s Day 5K.
In addition to random prizes, including a two-night stay in Little Cayman, tickets to the Turtle Farm, tickets to Cayman Karting, DVDs and books, all those who complete the course will receive inspirational books and CDs on being a better husband and father. “We want to give men and fathers out there the resources to help strengthen and develop their relationships with their families,” Phil says.
A registration fee of $15 for adults and $5 for children (children under 10 go free) will go toward Feed our Future Cayman, Big
Brothers/Big Sisters, and the 1,000 Man March Outreach mentoring programme.