Relay race to support Special Olympians

| 15/01/2018

(CNS Local Life): The 44th annual Cross Island Relay, co-hosted by the Fidelity Group and Cayman Hash House Harriers, will once again raise funds for Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI). At the event, which will take place on Sunday 4 February, six-person teams will race over a 24-mile course from East End to Smith Cove. Trophies will be awarded to the first five teams in the Open Division, the first three teams in the Ladies Only Division and the first three teams in the Corporate Division, where all six runners must work at the same company. Each member of the team is required to run a four mile leg.

SOCI is a registered non-profit sports organisation that offers year round sports training and competition for children and adults 8 years and older who are intellectually disabled.

“Cross Island Relay is the perfect event to support SOCI,” said Fidelity VP Tom Gammage. “Not only does it help to raise awareness regarding intellectual disabilities in our community, but the race also encourages team building and endurance, important values for international competitive events like the Special Olympics. We are encouraging members of the public to support SOCI by participating in the Cross Island Relay.”

The race begins at 6:00am sharp near Collier’s Beach in East End and will finish at Smith’s Cove in South Sound, with awards presented there at 10:00am. Red Cross volunteers will be on hand to provide water at the half-way mark on each leg and there will be refreshments at Smith Cove. Teams are responsible for providing water for their runners at the end of each leg and transportation to and from each leg.

Full details, including race route and rules, will be provided in the race packet or can be viewed on the Hash website. The entry fee is CI$120 or US$150 per team.

Interested teams can register online on the Cayman Active website until 5pm on Friday, 2 February.

Race packet pick up and in-person registration will be at the base of the Camana Bay Observation Tower between mid-day and 4:00pm on Saturday, 3 February. 

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Category: Community, Fundraiser, Running, Sports

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