Glow Run shines for fun and charity

| 24/06/2015
Cayman News Service

Runners get their glow on at the start of the race

(CNS): The second annual Glow Run 5K attracted 635 registered runners, doubling last year’s participation. The National Trust for the Cayman Islands partnered with KPMG to host the 22 June event in which runners came dressed in brightly coloured costumes, face paint, luminous accessories and flashing lights.

All proceeds from the race, which comprised a two-loop route in Camana Bay, will benefit the National Trust and YMCA Cayman.

People of all ages and fitness levels showed up to walk or run and received a runner’s pack with glow items from sponsors. To ensure that runners received accurate race times, Race Caribbean assisted in getting race bibs containing a timing chip for each runner.

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Christine Rose-Smyth stars as Marge Simpson

Tobias Muchene defended his title as “King of the Glow Run” by again placing first in the men’s division, with second and third going to Samuel Young and Christopher Burke, respectively. Kym Bailey took home first prize among the women, followed by Alta Wolf and Maya Lewis.

Category winners received a round trip flight to Miami courtesy of Cayman Airways and an Anytime Fitness gym membership.

In the boy’s category, the top three finishers were Alex Logvinov, Kiran Conolly-Basdeo and Karthik Adapa. The top three girls were Mikaeyla Dacres, Taejah Tatum and Yessin Cardona. These young runners received Regal Cinema movie tickets, Book Nook and Atlantic Kids gift certificates and medals from George Town Crafts.

National Conservation Council chairperson Christine Rose-Smyth took the top prize for her Marge Simpson costume, winning a round-trip flight to the Sister Islands. Get Active participants were awarded in the newly added team spirit category. The non-government organisation promotes a healthy lifestyle, which includes activity in sports and recreation.

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Get Active shows off its team spirit

Aside from the competition, among the most entertaining aspects of the race were the crazy costumes, posing in the KPMG “Glo Hard or Go Home” photo booth, free neon face-painting, and getting covered in environmentally friendly powder and paint when passing through spray stations on the route. Flowers Bottled Water and Gatorade provided beverages for the runners.

Danielle Watler, marketing coordinator for the National Trust, thanked everyone involved in the event. “The National Trust is grateful for the support of our sponsors, partners, volunteers and participants as all funds raised sustain our important programmes which focus on protecting Cayman’s unique history and environment,” she said.

“We are pleased to hear this event being called ‘Cayman’s most “fun” fun run’ by participants and hope to continue to grow this popular event every year.”

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