Cadets have Franz on the run

Cayman Islands Cadet Corps 10K and 5K is staged this weekend.

Sponsored by BDO, the event is beside the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Aspiration Drive and Olympic Way on Sunday 7 April at 4pm and includes two races at 5k and 10k distances.

The races are organised by Race Caribbean and all proceeds will benefit the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps.

Short distance specialist Dominic Corbin is off island so a fresh face is guaranteed victory in the 5k.

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has pledged his participation in the 5k Fun Run.

As well as running, Manderson is the official patron of the event. The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps is a youth organisation for male and female secondary school students aged between 12-17.

“As a participant and patron, I am excited to be involved in the inaugural BDO Cadet Corps 10k and 5k run in support of Cayman Islands Cadet Corps,” said Manderson.

“I encourage all civil servants to join in and do something positive for both their health and colleagues.”

Not your typical race, the 10k format allows each entrant to participate as an individual but also part of a team of four.

The race is scored similarly to a cross country competition, where each runner completes the course, and the individual scores are added together to compile an overall team score. There is also a 5k Fun Run and children’s race scheduled to take place.

Manderson is hopeful the run will appeal to civil servants and teams of colleagues will enter. Bringing co-workers together in an active environment is a great way to foster relationships and develop a positive team attitude outside of the workplace, while promoting an active lifestyle.

“I hope with initiatives such as this run, we can inspire Cayman to become more active,” said Manderson. “Introducing our youth and future leaders to the sport of running is something I’m passionate about.”

“BDO is delighted to provide support to the Cadet Corps”, said director Russell Smith. “With the assistance of Race Caribbean, BDO Cayman is confident the inaugural race will be a tremendous success and the Cadet Corps’ event will become a key fixture in the annual sporting calendar.”

The 10K race starts on Aspiration Drive and runs down Fairbanks Road, turns right up Linford Pearson Highway, turns right on Old Crewe Road, down South Sound and cuts through the Lakes – next to San Sebastian – and finishes on the tarmac running track on the football pitch.

The 5K route starts in the same place, but heads in the opposite direction. It also finishes on the 
football pitch.

Short distance specialist Dominic Corbin is off island so a fresh face is guaranteed victory in the 5k.

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