Jul 18, 2008 Sports
The National Legacy Run 2008 organized by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport/National Sports Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and PAHO/WHO is set for Sunday.
The Run, this year, is being used as a forerunner to CARIFESTA X which will kick off in August 22.
The Legacy Run is part of the Ministry’s Fit for Life Programme. This Programme was design to help get Guyanese to keep fit, by exercising for 30 minutes everyday.
The participative Run, which is an annual event, is in its second year. It was launched to usher in Cricket World Cup, 2007 at the Guyana National Cricket Stadium.
Fifteen hundred (1500) participants from Sport Associations, Clubs, Gyms, Educational and Religious Institutions, Military and Para – Military Organisations, Persons with Disabilities and Trade Unions are expected to be involved in Sunday’s activity.
The Run will commence simultaneously at 06:00am from three points of 10 KM each – GuyOil Service Station on Sheriff Street, Friendship on the East Bank Demerara, Vreed – en – Hoop Junction and end inside the Guyana National Stadium at Providence.
The Hon. Ministers of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony, Health – Dr. Leslie Ramsammy and Public Service – Dr. Jennifer Westford will each send the participants off.
PAHO/WHO will donate the jerseys for participants and officials, certificates of participation and banners.
The Ministry of Health will provide ambulances and health personal throughout the Run.
The Guyana Police Force will also provide security and traffic control for participants and officials.
There will be adequate amount of water, juices and fruits during and after the event. Transportation will be available to assist participants and officials return to their main locations.
The wider community is urged to participate by coming out and giving support to the athletes.
Trophies will be presented to the: – Largest Contingent, Most Organized Contingent and People with Disabilities.
Ministers of the Government and Representative from PAHO/WHO will make short remarks at the conclusion of the activity.
This event also gives Guyanese a splendid opportunity to usher in CARIFESTA X, which is a Guyanese Legacy.
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