Digicel 5K Run Rescheduled to October 22

October 07, 2016
Wheelchair participants in the 2015 Digicel Imagine 5K Run headline the starters at the fourth staging of the event, which took place in Downtown, Kingston. Over 10,600 participants registered to run in the event that seeks to raise funds for 12 special needs institutions.

The fifth annual Digicel 5K Run originally set for this weekend has been postponed to Saturday, October 22, due to the near passage of Hurricane Matthew earlier this week.

"We made the decision to postpone the Digicel 5K Run in order to give the community a chance to recover from all their efforts spent on preparations for Hurricane Matthew," said Race Director Alfred Francis. "The support of the participants is vital to the success of this worthwhile event, so we need to ensure that they are able to get their affairs in order first. That way, they'll be able to

comfortably come out and give their energies and time to supporting Jamaica's special-needs community."

According to Francis, several plans for the 5K were put on hold to facilitate preparations for the hurricane, which had been expected to make a strong impact on the country between Sunday and Monday.

With registration numbers continuing to swell, the deadline for registration has also been extended to October 14. To register, persons may visit www.runningeventsja.com.

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