This morning marked the 16th annual Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run 2014. According to race organizers, 22,368 people took part, both runners and walkers. It is the largest race in Kingston and proceeds go to charity. To date, $118 million (JMD) has been raised for organizations that focus on children’s welfare.
The route is officially 5.5 kilometres and tracks through the corporate area. I have done most of the races now and this is by far the most popular, and therefore crowded. We were all packed into the main street, waiting for the gun to go off. There was about a half hour of speeches and ceremonial events, the highlight of which was the singing of the national anthem by Tessanne Chin.
The wheelchair athletes depart first, then the runners, then the walkers. It was a slow time for me but good to get back out there for my first race since the full marathon. I officially ranked 7th in my age group and 34th out of 6,203 females! Enjoy your Sunday.