Burger King road race series begins Nov 6
boxers here, but he would be inviting celebrities such as members of the Floyd Mayweather camp to attend his shows as an added attraction.
Speaking for the sponsors, David Shirley, chairman of the KLE Group under which the Usain Bolt Tracks and Records fall, and who also has links with the Barbican Beach complex, said that his companies were pleased to be associated with the promotion. Boxing, he said, was one of the sports with which they wanted to be associated, and they would do everything to help it to move forward over the next 12month period and beyond. THE ANNUAL Burger Kingsponsored road race series will get under way on Sunday, November 6 with the staging of the Burger King ‘Run Di Road’ 10K at the Portmore Mall starting at 6:30 a.m.
A 4x1500-metre relay for students will coincide with the 10K event and for this year’s staging entries here will be opened to tertiary institutions for the first time.
Race director Alfred ‘Franno’ Francis is very excited about the addition of the tertiary students.
“We have been overwhelmed with the entries in the relays, and with the fierce competition now among the collegiate teams their presence will surely add a lot of flavour to the meet as students after leaving high schools are now now adapting well in the senior programme and we do not want to leave them out,” Francis said recently.
According to Francis, competing in the relays will help those athletes in the sprints with good background work in preparation for their events.
He also stated that one of the aims of the Burger King 10K is to develop and promote longdistance
running in Jamaica and prepare athletes to compete in the annual Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K event scheduled to be held in Negril on Saturday, December 3.