The Breeze Fusion Walk/Run is staged for the eighth time on Saturday. Walkers will start from Smith Cove at 6:30 a.m,, while runners will set out at 6:45 a.m.
This family event is now a more competitive 5K and for the first time includes a separate children’s race.
Radio Cayman’s & Breeze FM’s deputy director Paulette Conolly-Bailey said, “… The Breeze Fusion Walk/Run has a special place in my heart because of what it represents to our community and the lives it touches from the funds raised.
“I’m delighted that the event is growing every year and we have reached our eight-year milestone. Rain or shine, it’s going to be another superb family event for our charitable causes.”
Part proceeds go to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, adding to its recent fundraising radio/telethon over the weekend, and John Gray High School’s Helping Hands Program.
John Gray High School principal Lyneth Monteith, said, “JGHS is grateful to Radio Cayman for selecting the school’s Helping Hands project as a recipient.
“Our students face many challenges and to be able to support them in overcoming these challenges will lead to them being able to achieve success at school as they work to be the best that they can be.”
Major sponsors include Cayman National, Roma United Sports Club, Maedac Supply Company/WATA and Grand Old House, with numerous associate sponsors providing cash as well as gift certificates.
Trophies go to the overall male and female finishers in the run, along with medals and prizes to the top competitors in each age category for both the run and the walk.
Random prizes will also be up for grabs. Breeze Fusion is organized by Radio Cayman/Breeze FM and the Phoenix Athletic Club, assisted by coach Jerry Harper and service club volunteers.
Registration, $15 for adults, $10 for students under 16, is available now at www.radiocayman.gov.ky and www.caymanactive.com/breeze, and on Friday at Grand Old House, 5-8 p.m. Final chance to register is at 6 a.m. at the event. All participants receive an event T-shirt and a goodie bag.