The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority will host its second annual charity walk/run next month in support of literacy and numeracy programs in government primary schools.

The event will take place on Sunday, May 20, starting at 5:30 a.m. at Elizabethan Square, George Town.

Organizers say participants have the option to register for either the 5K Walk, 5K Run or 10K Run. The cost to sign up is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. The registration deadline is May 16 and the first 200 registrants will receive a free T-shirt.

CIMA has worked closely with course director Derek Larner of Race Caribbean over the last few months to update the route for this year’s 10K course and event organizers said they anticipate that runners will find the new route to be “challenging yet enjoyable.”

More than 300 participants took part in last year’s run/walk. The proceeds of the event – more than $10,000 – were used to purchase material for various math programs, online and home reading programs, as well as other literacy intervention kits.

CIMA Managing Director Cindy Scotland said in a press release, “The Authority is thrilled to host the charity walk/run again this year, as the event helps to bring the community together in support of childhood education.”

Refreshments will be included and prizes will also be awarded to the top finishers. All participants will automatically enter the draw to win random spot prizes.

For more information, or to register, visit www.cima.ky or www.caymanactive.com.

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