September 26, 2020

Registration opens Tuesday for Cayman Islands DG’s 5K Challenge


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Registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (14 March) for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge being held in April.

This year, registration will be online for the first time to make it simple for walkers and runners to sign up for the event.

The CaymanActive website is hosting registration, with full details about the ’s 5K Challenge located on the dedicated page Limited edition t-shirts will be available for pick-up prior to the event and there will also be early-bird prizes for the first few people who register online.

“Registration is very easy on the CaymanActive website and I urge everyone to sign up for what is promising to be our best DG’s 5K Challenge yet,” said Deputy Governor Franz Manderson.

Now in its fourth year, the annual walk/run led by Mr. Manderson aims to raise $60,000 for the YMCA of the to build a ropes challenge course. The facility will provide an alternative to classroom-style learning in areas proven to increase self-esteem, confidence and team-building skills.

It will also give participants practical examples of ways to improve communication, awareness of themselves and others, and to gain leadership skills. In addition, the course will allow participants to overcome fears, insecurities, depression, and anti-social behaviour.

“The YMCA does fantastic work with the young people in our community so I challenge everyone to register for the DG’s 5K and take part in the walk/run, which is great fun as well as raising money for a great cause,” said Mr. Manderson.

The 2017 DG’s 5K Challenge begins at 6.30 a.m. on Sunday, 23 April at Cayman Brac Beach Resort, and at 6.30 a.m. on Sunday, 30 April at the , Elgin Avenue, . The event is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

Photo caption: (Photo by Catherine MacGillivray, GIS)

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson logs on to the CaymanActive website to register for this year’s DG’s 5K Challenge.

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