Fortis 5K set for May 22
Kingston College's fourth annual FLOW/PUMA Fortis 5K, slated for Sunday May 22, will aim to raise much needed funds to benefit students as well as provide worthwhile contributions to other learning institutions.
Alpha Boys School will receive a donation from the event, which was launched yesterday at the North Street, Kingston-based school.
According to Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) president Stewart Jacobs: "KC needs support and the Flow/Puma Fortis 5K is one of the avenues to raise much-needed funds."
He added that more than 50 parents will be volunteers during the event which will get under way at 6:30 a.m.
Registration is now open, costing $1,000 per adult, while students will be asked to pay $500 to compete. Teams inclusive of corporate groups, schools, clubs and church groups can also register before Friday.
Participants can register online via debit/credit card payment at www.RunningEventsJa.com or pay at the school, or any Paymaster outlet islandwide.
The patron for the event will be distinguished KC old boy and former Ambassador to the United States, Professor Stephen Vasciannie. Vasciannie also serves as the current Schools Challenge Quiz head coach at the school. Ricardo Case, the founder of the event, will also be honoured for his contribution.
The event started in 2007 and attracted a modest 1,000 participants. This year the 5K is expected to attract more than 5,000 participants.
FLOW's $850,000 sponsorship cheque was presented by vice-president Donovan White who said his organisation was happy to continue being a "major stakeholder in local athletics."