The Jamaican saying, "We Run Tings, Tings Nuh Run We" is probably the best description of the vision behind the annual Kingston City Run, literally!
Under the theme :Heroes Run Di City. , Kingston City Run encompasses a 3-day event starting with a Carnival welcome party hosted by Bacchanal Jamaica, a Fitness and Lifestyle Expo on Saturday with a pre-race party and then the most anticipated race day on Sunday, March 18th. The race day offers a 5K Walk/Run, 10K Run and ½ Marathon run over an iconic course that takes you through and by some of Kingston’s most iconic attractions including Devon House, Kings House, Bob Marley Museum and Hope Gardens to name a few. The race day cumulates with an Award ceremony and concert in the beautiful Emancipation Park offering over 40 prize categories including Best Hero themed costume.
The brainchild of immediate Past President of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) Nicola Madden-Greig joined by Co-chair Christopher Jarrett and JHTA Kingston Chapter Chairman, this run now going into its 6th year, is a not-to-be -missed calendar event held every March.
The best aspect of this race is that it is a charity run geared at raising much needed funds to support local charities tackling the plight of the homeless in and around the city. Over the years, Kingston City Run has raised over J$12 million for these charities: Open Arms Drop-in Centre, Marie Atkins Night Shelter, Missionaries of the Poor, Food for the Poor and the Alpha Boys Institute.
"It is important that we ensure the most vulnerable in our city are taken care of. Ordinary, everyday people have a chance to be a hero and help saves families", ͟stated Christopher Jarrett. We dare you to be a hero and run dis city in 2018!
The event is supported by the Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams and receives strong partnership support from the Jamaica Tourist Board, The Norman Manley International Airport, Marksman, RJR Gleaner Communications Group, Carib Cement and many more.
Note: Special hotel rates and packages are offered by Kingston area hotels including The Spanish Court Hotel, The Altamont Court, The Jamaica Pegasus, Knutsford Court Hotel, Liguanea Club and Courtyard by Marriott. For more information and sponsorship opportunities and having a running vacations, visit www.kingstoncityrun.com or call 1-876-926-3635-6, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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