DG’s 5K rescheduled for September

The DG’s 5K 2019 Challenge is being rescheduled. Instead of taking place as usual in April, the Islands’ biggest charity walk/run will now be held this September.

The decision to postpone the sixth annual charity event was made by the walk/run’s steering committee.

“We’ve decided to host the DG’s 5K Challenge in September to avoid any of our walk/runs clashing with Cayman CARIFTA 2019”, said Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, noting that the exact dates will be announced shortly.

“It’s only the third time that the Cayman Islands have been chosen to host the region’s largest track and field championships. It’s an honour to have been selected and we wanted nothing to detract from that.”

Planning Committee Chairperson Jennifer Ahearn added: “Even though everyone is used to us holding our 5K in April, there were serious concerns that so many large-scale events might have divided attendance and that the attendant traffic on road might have inconvenienced too many people”.

According to a government release, September has been chosen as no other large scale events are scheduled in that month.

To date the DG’s 5K Run/Walk Challenge has raised $284,000 for local projects.

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