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Botanic Park hosts 5K Run/Walk in support of Children’s Garden

Community 14 Jul, 2022 Follow News

Botanic Park hosts 5K Run/Walk in support of Children’s Garden

The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park (QEIIBP) invites the community to take part in the attraction’s second annual fundraising 5K Run/Walk on Sunday 17th July.

The race will begin from the Park’s entrance, moving onto Botanic Park Road, south on Frank Sound Road to Clifton Hunter High School and back. Monies raised from the event will go toward the completion of the Children’s Garden, which is still under development.

“The $25 entry fee includes chip timing by Race Caribbean, refreshments, a prize ceremony and a t-shirt, although shirts are limited,” said John Lawrus, General Manager for the Botanic Park.

The race starts promptly at 6:30 am with registration beginning at 6:00 am. Participants can sign up online at https://racecaribbean.net/event/botanic-park-5k-2022/.

“This is the second time we are hosting the 5K and it is exciting to find new ways to raise funds and to have fun while doing it. We feel supported and for our second event, we anticipate having a really good turn out on race day,” said Mr. Lawrus.

“With the help of the Ministry of Tourism & Transport, the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Culture & Heritage, Cayman National Bank, and our other sponsors we hope to solidify the event and bring it back year after year with increased participation,” he added.

“The Botanic Park’s objective is to provide a space that our children can call their own; where they can play and enjoy the outdoors while learning about their island’s natural habitat and the animals that live within it. By all accounts it is not only a fantastic way to engage children through tangible learning, but it will also be a wonderful addition to the tourism market especially for the eastern districts,” said Hon. Kenneth Bryan, Minister for Tourism.

“I believe in leading by example and in doing so, the Ministry hopes to encourage more corporate donations which will assist in completing the new Children’s Garden,” added Minister Bryan.

Following the event, participants are invited to a complimentary refreshment by Cayman National Bank and Coca-Cola. Medals will be presented for the best times in eight age categories ranging from U12 through 60+.

And in celebration of the last months Queen’s Birthday holiday, a special trophy will be presented to the person with the best royal fascinator design.

“Participants can take photos and share their fancy, crazy or funny fascinator on the Botanic Park’s Facebook page using the hashtags #QEIIBPrunwalk or #QEIIBPFascinatorFun. The photo which gets the most ‘likes’ will win. It’s just a bit of added fun,” said Sebrina Rankine, Marketing Coordinator for the TAB.

Additional parking is located at the Water Authority Compound on Botanic Road until 10am on race day.

Other participating sponsors for the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park 5K Run/Walk are Cayman First, Coca-Cola, High Impact Media, Davenport Development, Cayman Rehab Services, Water Authority Cayman, KRyS Global, Logic, Custom Graphics, Le Classique, Crown Rentals and Godfrey’s Enterprise.

For more information or on the event kindly e-mail marketing@tab.ky or call 949-6999.

To learn how you or your company can donate to the Children’s Garden, please email manager@botanic-park.ky or call 947-9462.

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