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Event Background

GraceKennedy Limited will stage its 9th GraceKennedy Education Run on Sunday, July 9th at a new 6:00 a.m. start time. This annual event is the primary fund raiser for the educational programmes undertaken by the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation in the downtown inner-city communities. Since its inception 39 years ago, the Foundation has assisted thousands of young persons through educational intervention and community development programmes. Although largely supported by donations and voluntary efforts of our staff, we are now challenged by our own successes to adequately fund the ever-increasing demands placed on our programmes.

***Registration opens Wednesday May 17, 2017***

Event Details

  • Warm-up exercises will start at 5:30 a.m. with the actual run taking place along the scenic corridors of the Kingston waterfront.
  • For the 3rd year, the GraceKennedy Education 5K Run/Walk/wheelchair will be followed by a 28K team time trial for cyclists. Each team of six cyclists will race to the Norman Manley international Airport roundabout and back, with the winners determined by the lowest cumulative time score.
  • For the first time, rowing will be included as an attraction for our run spectators. There will be three races starting in the Breezy Castle area and ending in the immediate vicinity behind the Bank of Jamaica parking lot.
  • An entertainment package featuring popular artistes will round out the day’s activities


2017 Race Route (Download)

GraceKennedy Education Run 2017 Race Map

Race Features

  • Hydration stations manned by experienced and enthusiastic volunteers.
  • Qualified medical personnel will be on hand for cases of emergency.
  • Adequate private and police security will be provided at race venue
    • Bank of Jamaica car park – entrance on East Street
    • Scotiabank (Eastern Lot only) – entrance on East Street
    • GraceKennedy Financial Centre – entrance on Duke Street

Payment Options

  • Online using a Visa debit or any credit card at www.runningeventsja.com.
  • First Global Bank or at GraceKennedy Limited, 73 Harbour Street, Kingston.
  • Any Bill Express location.
  • GKMPay

Fees

  • Individuals - $1,200 per person
  • Teams (with 50 or more persons) - $1,000 per person
  • 28K cycle race - $20,000 per team

***ENTRIES ARE NEITHER REFUNDABLE NOR TRANSFERABLE, AND NAME CHANGES ARE NOT ALLOWED***

Date

Sunday, July 9, 2017 starting at 6:00 a.m. Warm-up exercises will start at 5:30 a.m.

Route

The backdrop for the GraceKennedy Education Run is the scenic corridors of the Kingston waterfront.

The 5 kilometre (3.1 miles) road race starts at the corner of Port Royal Street & George's Lane, then left onto Duke Street, continuing onto Ocean Boulevard, left onto Port Royal Street, onto Marcus Garvey Drive, turnaround at the intersection of Rum Stores Road, then onto Water Lane, right onto Pechon Street, left onto Harbour Street, right onto Fleet Street, then right onto Port Royal Street to the finish line at the Hanover Street intersection.

  • All roads leading to and from the race route will close at 5:45 a.m. and reopen at 8:00 a.m.
  • Hydration stations manned by experienced and enthusiastic volunteers.
  • Qualified medical personnel will be on hand for cases of emergency.
  • Adequate private and police security will be provided at race venue.

Awards

Awards will be presented immediately after the race, once the results are available:

  • Corporate Male/Female Run/Walk (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • Open Male/Female Run/Walk (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • Wheelchair Male/Female (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • Youth (17 & Under) Male/Female Run (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • Overall and Largest Corporate Team

Timing

The event will be timed using the MYLAPS BibTag timing system, with results immediately available after the race at www.gracekennedy.com and www.runningeventsja.com.

Contact Us

Tel.: (876) 932-3300/3335 ∙ Fax: (876) 922-6886 ∙ Email: