Bolt charity 5K for tomorrow
WHILE there are a number of 5K events nationally with most held in Kingston, Trelawny parishioners are banking that their Jamaica National 5K in Falmouth tomorrow to assist the Granville Child Care Facility in the parish will be a showstopper.
They are banking on this 5K Run/Walk will be the most picturesque seeing that it will be done through this historic Georgian town, said to be the best laid out town in the Caribbean.
Local athlete and most prolific sprinter in the world ever, Usain Bolt, will also be in attendance and most importantly giving his support to the cause. His foundation will be also contributing to the childcare facility.
It starts at 7 in the morning outside the Pier on Seaboard Street by the Falmouth Street intersection, turn right on to Market Street, left to Lower Harbour Street, right to Water Street, left to Rodney Street, left to Cornwall Street, right to Queen Street.
There will be a right to Duke Street, left to Wellington Street, then left to Wakeland Drive, left to Princess Street, right to George Street, then right to Queen Street, left to Wakeland Drive, left to King Street, right back to George Street, then left to Market Street along Water Square to Lower Parade Street, then left to Tharpe Street finishing on Seaboard Street at the same starting point.
Some of the sites the participants will pass are Fort Balcarres, now the Falmouth All-Age School; the new Falmouth Police Station, the largest police station in the Caribbean along with one of the best restored Georgian houses on Duke Street.