Breast cancer run will attract crowd

One of the largest run/walks in the Cayman Islands takes place this weekend and is guaranteed to be well supported again because it is to raise funds for breast cancer.  

October marks an important time of the year for Breast Cancer Awareness and Support. Organized by the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens, the annual Brenda Tibbetts Lund 5K Memorial Run/Walk is being staged for the 16th time and again takes place at two locations. 

The first is at Northside from Kaibo Restaurant on Saturday Oct. 12, starting at 6 a.m for walkers and 6:30 a.m for runners. 

The route is from Kaibo restaurant along Water Cay Road then turn onto Rum Point Drive. Turn-around point is at Shirley’s Sandcastele back to Kaibo Restaurant). 

The second is in George Town from the Holiday Inn Grand Caymanian on Sunday Oct. 13, also at 6 a.m for walkers and 6:30 a.m. for runners. 

The route is from the Holiday Inn to the Esterly Tibbetts Highway and back to the resort. 

Registration fee is $20. Bags with T-shirts will be provided for participants, and there will be great spot prizes. Last year this event was held from West Bay Public Beach. It was abuzz with activities as over 650 runners and walkers turned out.  

Organized in memory of Brenda Tibbetts-Lund, who lost her battle with breast cancer, the event also celebrates the survivors of breast cancer and all other types of cancer.  


The Brenda Tibbetts-Lund Breast Cancer run/walk is always well supported. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD