Tag: Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge

DG’s 5K Challenge nears fundraising goal

DG’s 5K Challenge nears fundraising goal

| 08/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The fundraising target for this year’s Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge is $70,000, which will be split evenly among three charitable causes: the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, the Special Needs Foundation Cayman and the Alex Panton Foundation. DG Franz Manderson has said that they are on track to reach the ambitious fundraising goal […]

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Volunteer as photojournalist

Volunteer as photojournalist

| 26/08/2019 | 0 Comments

Amateur photographers are invited to become official DG’s 5K photojournalists at this year’s upcoming events. Volunteers will be part of a great cause, have an opportunity to have their work featured and build their portfolios.

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One month until DG’s 5K Challenge on Cayman Brac

One month until DG’s 5K Challenge on Cayman Brac

| 16/08/2019 | 0 Comments

The countdown is on to the 2019 DG’s 5K Challenge! With one month to go until the Cayman Brac event, prospective entrants are reminded to register on Cayman Active at www.caymanactive.com/dg5k. This year, the first 400 registrants across both events will receive a special edition cap, so sign up quickly to avoid disappointment!  A reminder, […]

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DG’s Challenge unveils new logo

DG’s Challenge unveils new logo

| 04/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson last week unveiled the logo for this year’s DG’s 5K Challenge, once again celebrating the charitable organisations slated to benefit from the funds the event will raise, which in 2019 will be the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Special Needs Foundation Cayman and Alex Panton Foundation.

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DG’s 5K Challenge to help three Cayman charities

DG’s 5K Challenge to help three Cayman charities

| 30/05/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three Cayman organisations have been named as beneficiaries of the funds raised through the sixth annual Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, which will take place in September. With a focus on supporting the “most vulnerable and reduce stigma”, the charities are the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC), Special Needs Foundation Cayman (SNFC) and […]

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DG’s 5K moved to September

DG’s 5K moved to September

| 03/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The DG’s 5K 2019 Challenge is being postponed from its usual April date to the fall. The event’s steering committee decided to change the date of the charity walk/run to avoid conflicting with Cayman’s hosting of the CARIFTA 2019 track and field championships.

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DG’s 5K Challenge raises $89k for charities

DG’s 5K Challenge raises $89k for charities

| 22/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Lie): The 2018 DG’s 5K Challenge raised $89,000 for five charitable causes, which all focus on feeding the most vulnerable in the community. The grand total is $29,000 more than the goal Deputy Governor Franz Manderson set for the event, which was held in April.

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DG’s 5K Challenge has big debut on Little Cayman

DG’s 5K Challenge has big debut on Little Cayman

| 24/04/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge was held for the first time on Little Cayman on Sunday, 22 April, with nearly half the population signing up for the event. More than 60 people registered and around 45 actually participated in the walk/run, which was raising money for a “grow box” at the island’s […]

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Brac meets DG’s 5K Challenge

Brac meets DG’s 5K Challenge

| 17/04/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): It was a double win for the Health Services Authority (HSA) at the 2018 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge on Cayman Brac, held Sunday, 15 April. HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood took the title of overall fastest female for the third year running, while HSA anaesthetic technician Gregley Gayle scooped the trophy for overall fastest […]

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YMCA ropes course set to open

YMCA ropes course set to open

| 12/04/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson was the first person to climb on the YMCA’s ropes challenge course after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility Wednesday, 11 April. The course, which will open to the public next month was built by the YMCA of the Cayman Islands with cash from the 2017 Deputy Governor’s […]

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Registration open for DG’s 5K Challenge

Registration open for DG’s 5K Challenge

| 02/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Registration has opened tor the 2018 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, which is being held in all three islands later in the month. Led by DG Franz Manderson, the aim of the annual event this year is to fundraise towards a target of $60,000 for five good causes. In Grand Cayman, the charities […]

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DG’s 5K Challenge to benefit five good causes

DG’s 5K Challenge to benefit five good causes

| 21/02/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge is celebrating its fifth anniversary by selecting five good causes to benefit from the 2018 event, which takes place in April. To mark the five-year milestone, the walk/run will also be held in Little Cayman for the first time, in addition to Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman.

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Ground broken on YMCA ropes course

Ground broken on YMCA ropes course

| 11/12/2017 | 0 Comments

  (CNS Local Life): A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday, 9 December for the ropes challenge course being built by the YMCA with funds from the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, an event that took place in April with about 2,000 participants and raised a record $85,000 from the walk/runs held in Cayman Brac and […]

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DG’s Challenge supports YMCA camp

DG’s Challenge supports YMCA camp

| 28/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of 10 young people from Cayman Brac recently travelled to Grand Cayman for a week-long, YMCA summer camp and leadership programme. The camp was held from Sunday, 13 August to Friday, 18 August. The trip was made possible by a portion of the funds raised for the YMCA at the […]

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DG’s Challenge lifts the YMCA

DG’s Challenge lifts the YMCA

| 08/06/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2017 DG’s 5K Challenge raised $85,000 for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands, $25,000 more than the goal Deputy Governor Franz Manderson set for the event, which was held in April. In announcing the total collected, he said, “I am delighted we raised such a huge sum of money for such […]

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Record numbers take up DG’s 5K Challenge

Record numbers take up DG’s 5K Challenge

| 01/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): There was a sea of blue T-shirts in George Town Sunday, 30 April, as walkers and runners took part in the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge. Wearing the event’s signature colour, participants helped raise money for this year’s chosen charity, the YMCA of the Cayman Islands. More than 1,800 people registered for […]

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Brackers come out for DG’s 5K challenge

Brackers come out for DG’s 5K challenge

| 25/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge kicked off Sunday, 23 April, with the first part of the event held on Cayman Brac. Almost 150 people took part in the walk/run, including a number of participants who travelled from Grand Cayman for the occasion. The Grand Cayman race takes place Sunday, 30 April, […]

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DG challenges public to take part in 5K

DG challenges public to take part in 5K

| 20/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As the Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge rapidly approaches, Franz Manderson is inviting everybody in the Cayman Islands to take part in the event. The annual walk/run takes place on Cayman Brac Sunday, 23 April and Grand Cayman Sunday, 30 April. The deputy governor personally leads the biggest wellness event of the year, […]

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