Grange endorses Guardian 5K Night Runs

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September 23, 2016
Rudolph Brown/Photographer Alan Beckford, (left) Race Director pose with Kimisha Walker, (right) and Dr Sara Lawrence, (second left) Patrons of the Guardian 5K Runs and Byron Leslie at the Guardian Group Keep It Alive 5K Night Runs launch at the Guardian Life Head office in New Kingston on Wednesday.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has lauded the work being done by the Guardian Group through its Keep It Alive 5K Night Runs.

"I am very impressed with what you've been able to achieve with these races. Since 2014, you've raised $22 million to assist health care in our country, particularly hospitals. I commend you for providing this opportunity for our people to participate in a fulfilling, enjoyable, and healthy event," said Grange at the launch of the Keep It Alive 5K Night Runs on Wednesday in Kingston.

According to Grange, the races fit into the ministry's programme to increase the number of Jamaicans participating in sports as part of efforts the encourage a culture of physical fitness.

"We want to see more people, at every age, playing sports. The more active we are, the healthier we will be," she added.

According to Grange, her ministry and the Guardian Group have been "working well together in the implementation of the Jamaica Athletes' Insurance Plan." More that 1,200 of the country's athletes across various disciplines are covered under the plan.

The Guardian Group Keep It Alive 5K Night Runs will take place in Kingston and Montego Bay on November 5 and 12, respectively.

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