All is set for G.C. Fos­ter’s 5K Fun Run/Walk

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Ray­mond Gra­ham Gleaner Writer

ALL IS now set for the G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege 5K Fun Run/Walk, which will be held in An­gels, Span­ish Town, on Sun­day, Novem­ber 27.

The event was launched the col­lege’s board room last Wed­nes­day.

The 5K event, which is set to start at 2 p.m., will be held un­der the theme ‘Recre­ation, Health and Well­ness for the Span­ish Town Com­mu­nity’.

Com­mit­tee chair­man of the event Mau­rice Wil­son has high ex­pec­ta­tions for the meet.

“G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege is truly lead­ing the way in sports in the re­gion, and be­cause of our great success in this area, we ex­pect a well-run event as we have the ex­per­tise to de­liver here,” said Wil­son.

Prin­ci­pal of G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege Joyce Gra­ham Royal thanked the event’s plan­ning com­mit­tee, and, like Wil­son, boasted about the achieve­ments of the in­sti­tu­tion.

“G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege is re­ally set­ting the pace in track and field, and we are re­ally proud of the achieve­ments of the ath­letes who have grad­u­ated from the in­sti­tu­tion,” Gra­ham Royal said.

The oc­ca­sion was also used to recog­nise three Olympians from the in­sti­tu­tion with plaques. The ath­letes were Sasha Lee Forbes, Aneisha McLaugh­lin-Whilby, and Ris­tananna Tracy, who were all mem­bers of the Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sports an­a­lyst Hu­bert Lawrence also lauded the achieve­ments of the three ath­letes. He en­cour­aged those who did not make it to Rio to think about the future as the past is now history and to dou­ble their ef­forts for the future.

Den­nis Gor­don, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Jac Den en­ter­prise, spoke on be­half of the spon­sors, which in­clude Dig­i­cel, NCB, Trop­i­cal Blue, Der­ri­mon Dis­trib­u­tors, HiLyte, Marks­man, and On Di Run.

Sec­re­tary of the Ja­maica Athletics Ad­min­is­tra­tive As­so­ci­a­tion Garth Gayle said the event had the full sup­port of the national body.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Olympians (from left) Sasha Lee Forbes, Aneisha McLaugh­lin-Whilby, and Ris­tananna Tracy show­ing off the plaques they col­lected at the launch of the G.C. Fos­ter Col­lege 5K Fun Run/Walk last Wed­nes­day.

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