Monster Dash 5K a fun run-up to Halloween

| 20/10/2015

Cayman News Service(CNS): The Save Our Youth Foundation (SOY) is holding its inaugural Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run fundraiser at Camana Bay, on Saturday, 24 October. All participants are encouraged to wear costumes for the family-friendly event; the race is open to all, with strollers and kids welcome.

All proceeds from the event will help fund the non-profit organisation’s programmes, including SOY Clubs, which are in place at John Gray High School and Triple C School. In addition to using these clubs as forums for students to discuss issues affecting them and suggest possible solutions to school administrators, SOY brings in various mentors to motivate and inspire the young people. They are also asked to perform community service.

SOY Club members have been working hard to help organise the Monster Dash, assisting in registering participants as well as promoting the event. These young people have embraced the challenge, diligently and enthusiastically working together to make the day a success, and will be volunteering at the event.

The race will comprise a loop through Camana Bay and the Cayman International School, starting and ending between Cayman National Bank and the main Dart office at 89 Nexus Way. Registration on the day begins at 6:15am with walkers setting off at 6:45am and runners starting at 7am. To register online, go to Cayman Active.

Early registration costs CI$20 for adults and CI$15 for students (age 10-18); on the day of the event, entry will cost CI$25 for adults and CI$20 for students. In addition to a prize for the best costume, random spot prizes will also be handed out; these include lunch for two, and two Ambassador of the Environment experiences from The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman; brunch for two at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort; and Rubis gas certificates.

The Ritz-Carlton has been involved with the Monster Dash from the outset. “Working with the SOY Foundation is a great partnership for us as the organisation focuses on involving young people. We are delighted to be participating in their latest endeavour to develop a walk/run to raise funds for the foundation,” said Janette Goodman, the hotel’s director of human resources.

“We are aiding students with skills to help to promote and run the event such as public speaking, organisation and delegating. Our hope is they will use this knowledge and apply it to future projects they initiate. We know they will be successful and wish them the very best.”

Save Our Youth was founded in 2005 with the mandate of empowering Cayman’s youth by facilitating them to be positive leaders, entrepreneurs, and law-abiding citizens who value themselves. The programmes and initiatives SOY has launched since its establishment include the annual Football Extravaganza/Family Fun Day, SOY Achievement Medallion Awards, SOY Club, SOY Community Service Awards, SOY Student of the Month Awards and SOY Second Chance Programme.

For more information, email the SOY Foundation

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