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August 22, 2014
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Gleaner 180 run for charity

Registration has already begun for The Gleaner Company's 'Fit for 180, Fit for Life' 5K Run that is part of the company's celebratory activities for it's 180th anniversary.

The Gleaner has always promoted healthy living, and so The Gleaner's 180 5K Run, which will be held on September 13, is an extension of that goal. The race will begin at The Gleaner Company's head office at 6:30 a.m., with a pre-race warm-up session with Spartan Health Club's Steve Ming at our East Street parking lot at 6 a.m.

Runners will then be led on a route along South Camp Road, onto Marescaux Road, down Heroes' Circle, and ending on East Street.

Persons wishing to participate in the run, which is being organised by Running Events, will be required to pay $1,000. The first 1,000 persons to register will receive a limited edition Gleaner 180 bag. Teams with 50 or more persons will pay a discounted price of $900 per person.

Registration and race details are available at jamaica-gleaner.com/180run. Individuals may also complete entry forms along with the registration fees at The Gleaner Company's head office located at 7 North Street.

But the run will not end at the finish line, as participants will be fêted to a breakfast party, using their race bibs for entry. A first of its kind, the breakfast party will see participants being treated to an array of healthy meals, refreshing beverages and high-energy music by Flava Unit Sound System, while Jenny Jenny acts as MC.

Several prizes will also be up for grabs, including $20,000 gift certificates, courtesy of National Commercial Bank, that will be awarded to the Top Male and Female Runners and Walkers. Other awards include Oldest & Youngest Finisher, Largest Participating Team and Champion Team.

Funds raised will go towards the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Physiotherapy Department and PALS Jamaica (Peace and Love in Society).

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