All set for JN Heroes In Ac­tion Run/Walk

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

THE 2016 re­newal of the Ja­maica Na­tional Build­ing So­ci­ety (JN) Foun­da­tion Heroes in Ac­tion Run/Walk will take place on Sun­day in Falmouth, Trelawny.

Usain Bolt, who, through the Usain Bolt Foun­da­tion, was a part­ner of the in­au­gu­ral stag­ing of the event in 2015, has again thrown his weight be­hind the event.

“I am a solid sup­porter of ini­tia­tives that ben­e­fit and em­power the peo­ple of my home­town, and I am par­tic­u­larly pleased that this event has at its heart causes that sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tions that work to pro­tect our chil­dren and pro­vide needed ser­vices in Trelawny,” Bolt said re­cently.

This year, the event, which has been di­vided into a 4K Fun Run/Walk and an 8K Run, hopes to raise funds for the Vic­tim Ser­vices Di­vi­sion of Trelawny and pro­vide ad­di­tional funds to last year’s re­fur­bish­ment project at the Granville Place of Safety for Girls, which is also based in the par­ish.

HELP­ING WITH IN­TER­VEN­TION

Funds raised will en­able the Vic­tim Ser­vices Di­vi­sion to ac­quire ma­te­ri­als to sup­port play ther­apy and art ther­apy, as well as the de­sign and de­liv­ery of group-ther­apy in­ter­ven­tions, ben­e­fit­ting young peo­ple in the par­ish. The com­ple­tion of a mul­ti­pur­pose re­source cen­tre for wards at the Granville Place of Safety for Girls will also be sup­ported.

The run is being or­gan­ised with tech­ni­cal sup­port from the team at Run­ning Events Lim­ited and will take run­ners on a course through the streets of the his­toric town of Falmouth.

The 8K is de­signed to tar­get sprint en­thu­si­asts with a strong de­sire for com­pe­ti­tion, while the 4K Fun Run will be geared at en­gag­ing fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als, with var­i­ous chal­lenge sta­tions, along with a his­tor­i­cal as­pect to ed­u­cate par­tic­i­pants about Falmouth while en route.

FILE

THE GLEANER, FRI­DAY, OC­TO­BER 14, 2016 Ri­valdo English (left) of Wolmer’s Boys and KC’s ace goalscorer Rashawn Mack­i­son.

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