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Records broken at Guardians Alive 10k/5k

Hundreds turned out for the 2021 Guardians Alive 10K and 5K races Saturday morning, 10 April, along West Bay Road. “There were almost 400 people...

Universal Children’ Day run organised

The Department of Children and Family Services will host a 5K run/walk at 6am on Sunday, 24 Nov., at SafeHaven, to mark Universal Children’s Day.

Brac kicks off DG’s 5K Challenge

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.

DG’s 5K Challenge nears fundraising goal

The Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge had received more than half of its target for donations by last week, with major sponsors committing $41,500.

Citizen journalists sought for DG’s 5K run

Organisers of the Deputy Governor’s 5K are looking for amateur photographers to help document this year’s runs on Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman.

Appleby signs on as sponsor of DG’s 5K

Appleby, a Platinum Sponsor of the Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge has donated $17,500 to the annual run’s chosen charities.

Deputy governor unveils new run logo

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson last week unveiled the new logo for his annual 5K challenge last week.

EnviroWalk to be held next month

A 5K walk organised by the Miss World Cayman Islands Committee to promote the environment will be held on 11 Aug.

Olympic Day runners enjoy friendly competition

About 250 people turned out early Saturday morning to the Truman Bodden Sports Complex to support the Olympic Day 5K Run/Walk.

Cayman beauty queens to walk for the environment

The Miss World Cayman Islands will host its first 5K EnviroWalk Run to bring awareness to the environment on 30 June at SafeHaven.

Wind of Hope walk benefits NCVO

Walkers and runners who took part in the Wind of Hope 5K earlier this month have raised $4,000 for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ children programmes.

Three charities spotlighted for Deputy Governor’s 5K

Three Cayman charities focussed on social needs within the community were announced Thursday as the beneficiaries of this year’s Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge.

Rotaract 5K raises funds for vocational grant

Rotaract Blue’s annual Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run at SafeHaven last month raised $1,800 for a vocational grant.

Glow Run 5K hits the streets this weekend

The National Trust is hosting a 5K ‘Glow Run’ through George Town on Saturday evening to raise funds for the organisation.

National Trust Glow Run

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands’ Glow Run 5K is back! On March 30, runners, walkers and those pushing strollers are all welcome to join the Trust for a bright and breezy journey through the streets of George Town.

In Focus: Runners go green, the Irish way

Sporting oversized felt leprechaun hats, green beards, green beads and at least one green NBA Celtics jersey with a shamrock, hundreds of runners hit the road Friday evening.

Deputy Governor’s 5K rescheduled

The Deputy Governor’s 5K 2019 Challenge has been rescheduled from April until September.
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CUC fundraising 5K run set for Saturday

Caribbean Utilities Company are hosting a 5K walk/run Sunday, raising funds for the Sunrise Adult Training Centre and the Cayman Islands Athletic Association.

Guiding the Way 2019

The annual event Guiding the Way, which raises awareness of Girlguiding in the Cayman Islands, is scheduled for this Saturday at Safehaven.

Dog walk unfazed by light rain

The crack of thunder, the threat of rain and the smell of wet dogs were not enough to deter participants in the first One Dog at a Time 5K walk/jog on Sunday morning, as about 50 people showed up to support the canine rescue group.

In Focus: Festive parade of Santas

A festive parade of Santas made its way around Camana Bay Sunday morning, bringing some charitable holiday spirit to the town center.

Registration opens for Jingle Bell Run

The annual Jingle Bell 5K and 10K Walk/Run, which raises funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, and organizers say registration for the event is now open.

Run for the band

Students of the John Gray High School Music Department perform on the beach at Smith Barcadere earlier this month after runners and walkers took part in the Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run.

Triple C School shares road for annual 5K Walk/Run

The road is open to everyone for the Triple C School’s annual 5K Walk/Run.

Family-friendly racing a hallmark of Monster Dash 5K

The Save Our Youth Foundation is getting ready to host its fourth annual Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run fundraiser at Camana Bay, on Saturday, Oct. 20.
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Run to promote recovery from addiction

Walkers and runners will hit the road Sunday in aid of the Hope for Today Foundation.

Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge raises $89,000 for charity

The community responded to Deputy Governor Franz Manderson’s call to action. The 2018 DG’s 5K Challenge raised a total of $89,000 for five charitable causes, exceeding the target set by Franz Manderson, who is currently acting governor, by more than $29,000.

Flowers Sea Swim takes to the water this weekend

As if we needed any more of a reason to dip our toes into the tropical waters of this island paradise, the Flowers Sea Swim returns on Saturday for its 26th anniversary.

Run raises $5,000 for foster home

More than 300 people raised at least $5,000 when they took part in Sunday’s 5k Wind of Hope Walk/Run.

CIMA to host school fundraiser run next month

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.

Record turnout for Deputy Governor’s 5K challenge

More than 2,000 participants took part in Deputy Governor Franz Manderson annual 5K Challenge on Sunday.

Letter: Pulling together for the Brac DG’s 5K Challenge

A wonderful event on the Brac, the DG’s 5K Challenge this past Sunday!

Brac hosts first run of the DG’s 5K Challenge

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson tied on his running shoes for the fifth annual DG’s 5K Challenge on Sunday, which kicked off on Cayman Brac. The race will be contested in Little Cayman for the first time on Saturday, and it will come to Grand Cayman for a grand finale on April 29.
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ICCI plans 5K fundraiser

The Dr. J. Hugh Cummings Memorial 5K Walkathon is scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14 at the International College of the Cayman Islands.

Deputy governor headlines race for philanthropy

Runners of all ages and abilities will have a chance to contribute to several charities and causes by taking part in one run later this month.

Deputy Governor’s 5K to benefit 3 charities

This year’s Deputy Governor’s 5K challenge will support three charitable ventures on Grand Cayman – Meals on Wheels, Feed Our Future and the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman’s “Buy a Kid Breakfast” program.

Irish Jog to benefit Random Acts of Kindness

The annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog at the Britannia Golf Club will raise money for Cayman’s ARK – Acts of Random Kindness – this year.

Race toward Halloween at the Monster Dash 5K

The Save Our Youth Foundation is hosting its third annual Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run fundraiser at Camana Bay, Saturday. Walkers and runners start at 7 a.m., but go in opposite directions.

Get your glow on for National Trust

After drawing 700 registered runners last year, the National Trust is anticipating a record turnout when it hosts the 4th annual Glow Run 5K on June 3.

A sea of blue at Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge

Nearly 2,000 walkers and runners took to the streets in George Town Sunday for the fourth annual Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge.

DG’s 5K Challenge kicks off on Brac

The 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge kicked off last weekend on the Brac with an enthusiastic turnout and great weather.

Time to register for DG 5K Challenge

Registration is open online only until 6 p.m. Friday for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge on Sunday, April 30, on Grand Cayman.

Deputy Governor leads challenge for YMCA

One of the biggest wellness events of the year is being split between Sunday in Cayman Brac and April 30 in Grand Cayman.

Deputy governor prepares for 5K by getting ‘Off the Couch’

Franz Manderson launched the Off the Couch fitness program Monday evening. Off the Couch is a free weekly walk/run which aims to get people in shape for the 5K Challenge to raise money for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands, according to a government press release.

2016’s social whirlwind

For such a small island, Cayman has an action-packed annual community social calendar. This year was a busy one. From fun runs to music events to glitzy galas, there was something for everyone in 2016. Here’s a roundup of some of the year’s notable events.

Turkey Trot 5K raises money for Meals on Wheels

Though Thanksgiving has come and gone, the spirit of the day was on display at the Meals on Wheels Turkey Trot 5K run/walk on Saturday. Meals on Wheels Chairman Rob Imparato donned a turkey suit for the event, though most runners opted for more traditional running gear to set off on the run.

Dart awarded for registering most participants in 5K walk/run

The Dart group of companies, with 45 members of staff taking part, won this year’s Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Brenda Tibbetts-Lund Memorial Walk/Run Challenge Cup.

Run in the Dark fundraiser set for Nov. 16

As darkness falls on Wednesday, Nov. 16, thousands of runners and walkers in more than 50 cities worldwide, including in Grand Cayman, will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and head for the door. The Run in the Dark starts at 8 p.m. outside Margaritaville.

Registration open for Pirates Week fun runs

Pirates Week has scheduled its 5K on the first weekend of festivities and the “To Hell and Back 10K” on the final weekend of events. Both run/walk events are geared for people of all fitness levels.

Rugby 7s host 5K fundraiser

The Borelli Walsh Cayman Rugby 7s team is holding a 5K fun run on Sunday, Sept. 4, starting at 7 a.m. at Camana Bay.

Glow Run set to light up the night

The third annual Glow Run 5K, sponsored by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands in partnership with KPMG, is set for June 4.

Discovery Day 5K run puts Heart Fund over finish line

The Discovery Day 5K walk/run on Monday topped off the Cayman Heart Fund’s goal of $150,000 to buy a new ambulance for the Health Services Authority.

5K to raise money for vocational scholarship

The first Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run will be held at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn to raise money for the Fred Speirs Vocational Grant.

5K walk/run benefits The Pines

Money raised from Sunday’s 5K Walk/Run for The Pines Retirement Home will help pay for a four-seat wheelchair bus to replace the one-seat model the home uses now.

Record-breaking turnout for St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog

A record-breaking number of participants hit the pavement, some running, some walking, for the 24th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog on March 17.

5K Challenge to help pay for ambulance

Money raised in this year’s Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge will go toward the Cayman Heart Fund’s efforts to buy a new ambulance.

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