March 21, 2023

4th Annual Cayman Islands Glow Run 4k

With a total of 530 registered runners, the National Trust held the 4th annual Glow Run 5K on Saturday, June 3rd. Celebrating 30 years of conservation, participants of all ages and fitness levels, dressed in 80s attire, ran for Cayman’s unique history, heritage and environment.

Timed by Race Caribbean, the run commenced at 7:30pm following entertainment hosted by emcee Matty Sloane to the throwback tunes of local deejay Atom Skillz, along with a Rave Aerobics warm-up and face painting by Paradise Pixies. Runners, lit from head to toe, ran from the entrance of Safehaven Drive in the direction of the North Sound Golf Club with the half-way turnaround point in front of Holiday Inn.

In the lead at the half-way point was Esmond Brown who was closely followed by Juan Pablo Valerio. Esmond would have won the race but in true sportsmanship style allowed younger Juan Pablo to cross the line for first place, winning a one night stay to the Westin Resort. Gregley Gayle and Paul Williams took the next two spots, whilst Jane Hale was first female home, followed by Chantalle Erasmus then Oddy Grullon.

Top three kid’s finishers were Matthew Lloyd-Hickey (first), Zach Brookes (second) and Kai Dobbin (third). Molly Kehoe was the fastest girl in the kid’s category.

Prizes for the top three finishers in each category were donated thanks to NCB Cayman, Red Sail Sports, Westin Resort, Sinclair’s, local environmental steward Sarah Bolton, Kimpton Seafire Spa, La Mer Spa, Rum Point Restaurant and Red Sail Sports. Each participant with their registration received glow goodies from our event sponsors including Yello wristbands, Kalo LED foam sticks and Citco necklaces.

Additional highlights included a glow foam pit, Powder Bomb photo station, Gatorade pool, beautiful Squirrelly Studio event signage and Best Glow Costume competition. Team Maples won the Best Team Spirit category for the second year in a row, receiving a custom Squirrelly Studio plaque.

“The National Trust is grateful for the support of our event partners, particularly Silver sponsors BDO and Red Sail Sports, donors, volunteers and participants who bring this family- fun event to life each year,” said Danielle Watler, Marketing Manager at the National Trust. “All funds raised sustain our important programmes, focused on protecting Cayman for future generations over the last 30 years.”

For further details on 2018 sponsorship opportunities email [email protected] or call 749-1121.

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has been “protecting the future of Cayman’s heritage” since its inception in 1987. The Trust is a not-for-profit NGO created to preserve the history and biodiversity of the Cayman Islands. Through education and conservation we work to protect environmentally sensitive and historically significant sites across all three Islands.


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