More than 300 people took part in the annual Breeze Fusion 5K over the weekend and raised thousands of dollars for two local schools and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.
Proceeds from the event are benefitting the NCVO, East End Primary School and the Edna Moyle Primary School in North Side, with $2,000 donated to each from sponsorships and registration fees.
In a show of support, teams from other schools, including George Town Primary, Savannah Primary, Prospect Primary and Bodden Town Primary turned out for Saturday’s event.
Among the 320 walkers and runners were parents, school principals, teachers, civil servants, business people, members of the public and MLAs.
Radio Cayman’s Deputy Director Paulette Conolly-Bailey said, “I am so overwhelmed at the outpouring of support we received from the community at large which made our event such a huge success. I’m looking forward to next year’s event being even bigger and better.”
The top three male finishers were Jason Saunders (with a time of 17 minutes, 29.92 seconds), Levi Superville (19:22.45) and Paul Williams (20:11.65). The top three females were Catherine Conway (19:03.78), who came second overall, Carmen Cagabcab (25:32.38) and Laurie Bilovesky (25:35.48).
Radio Cayman Director Norma McField thanked all who participated or supported the event, which began and ended at Smith Barcadere. She applauded volunteers from the Cayman Islands Red Cross, the Lion’s Club and the Leo Club of University College of the Cayman Islands.
Among the participants were Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and his wife Nuvia, Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis, Deputy Police Commissioner Kurt Walton, Cabinet Secretary Samuel Rose, Director of Cabinet’s Policy Coordination Unit Robert Lewis and MLAs Ezzard Miller and Arden McLean.