Brac kicks off DG’s 5K Challenge

Franz Manderson celebrates crossing the finish line with his wife, Nuvia, and Wayne Panton.

More than 70 people proved up to the challenge as they participated in the deputy governor’s signature 5K event on Cayman Brac on Sunday, 15 Sept.

“Kicking off the 2019 DG’s 5K Challenge on the Brac on Sunday was the perfect start to this year’s event,” Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said. “It was especially good to see everyone enjoying themselves, while supporting some excellent causes and participating in some healthy exercise.”

This year, funds raised will be split evenly among the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Special Needs Foundation Cayman and Alex Panton Foundation.

The fastest overall male and female both came from the age 30‑39 category, with Greg Shepherd also taking first for his age, and Claudia Martin finishing third in that age group.

Next up is the DG’s Challenge on Grand Cayman on Sunday, 29 Sept. “I’m now looking forward to the event on Grand Cayman in two weeks’ time,” Manderson said. “I encourage you all to join us, whether you want to enjoy a walk alongside friends or push for a personal best. Everyone is welcome.”

Organisers are asking participants to bring their own water bottles, as part of efforts to promote a more sustainable Cayman.

To register for the Grand Cayman race, go to

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