Pines 5K run/walk event raises $3K

The first Pines 5K Walk/Run raised $3,000 for the retirement home, organizers said. 

The event, held in May, attracted 117 participants. Jerry Harper, who for many years organized most of Grand Cayman’s run/walk events and who is now a resident of the Pines, served as timekeeper for the race. 

Paul Williams said he was happy to organize the event, which he plans to hold annually. 

“My unconditional love for the elderly and strong determination to be an active citizen has allowed me to start this initiative,” he said. “This initiative will be bigger and better next year.” 

Pines Manager Lynda Mitchell expressed gratitude to Mr. Williams and his organizing team. 

“Mr. Williams is very compassionate about our residents and the success of this event revealed that,” she said. 

One of the participants of the race was Mrs. Mitchell’s dog Taco, who she said crossed the finish line in 87th place. 

Paul Williams hands Pines Manager Lynda Mitchell a check for $3,000, the proceeds from the first Pines 5K Walk/Run.