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Kids Encouraged to Run for Fun

Local News 09 Nov, 2020 Follow News

Caelan Foreshaw is serious about finishing his run

Anhan Rana With His Medal

The 2020 Milo Kids Fun Run takes place on Sunday, 6 December as part of the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon. One of the largest primary school running events on island, the fun run is also sponsored by the Ministry of Sports and is free for both public and private school students between the ages of five and 11 years old. The 2019 race brought out a little over 300 kids.

Organisers say that the event will be just as safe as always and they are hoping kids will enjoy the chance to participate in a year where so much has been cancelled for them As usual, the kids will get to cross the main event’s finish line, end their half-miler just like mom and dad, and then receive their medals and enjoy snacks courtesy of Milo.

“Parents and kids can feel confident that they will be safe at the Kids Fun Run as always. We will be well within the limits set by Public Health relating to gatherings, and as usual we stagger our starts slightly for the benefit of the younger runners which will allow for some social distancing,” said Rhonda Kelly, Co-Race Director. “As the name implies, this event is always a fun one for both the kids and the adults. We look forward every year to seeing a sea of green t-shirts crossing the finish line, and this year we think it will be even more meaningful after a very challenging year for our youngest participants.”

The Kids Fun Run was introduced in 2007 to inspire kids to begin thinking about health and fitness choices from an early stage. Participants cross the same line finish line as the adults after an approximate 0.7-mile run. The Kids Marathon log encourages children to keep a record of their activity leading up to the Kids Fun Run, completing a full marathon (26.2 miles) at the end of the run in December. The first 25.5 miles of the marathon can be done by running, walking, swimming and playing sports. Kids can have their parents, P.E. teachers or another adult sign their log verifying that they have completed each mile.

Students and parents can register online at CaymanIslandsMarathon.com and print out an official 2020 runner’s log. Registration includes a runner’s bib, t-shirt and a Milo bag. The run begins at 10:30 a.m. at the front of the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue.

Registration for the 2020 Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay is also open online, and walk-in registration can be done at the Kelly Holding office.

The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon is also sponsored by the Ministry of Sports, CG BritCay, Health City Cayman Islands, Gatorade, Milo, Flowers Bottled Water, Department of Tourism, Bank of China Grand Cayman Branch, FastSigns, Hurley’s Media, Netclues, Wata, Doctors Hospital, Massive, CUC, Quaker, Cayman Physiotherapy, Kelly Holding Events & Communications, Cost-U-Less, CayLight, Smoothie King, Bliss Living Yoga, Hopscotch Productions, Marshall’s Rent-A-Car and GNC.

For more information, email info@CaymanIslandsMarathon.com or call on 623-8822.

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