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Nationwide 5K walk Friday morning

Wednesday, January 09, 2013    

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NATIONWIDE News Network will this Friday morning stage its second 5K walk in continuation of the radio station's thrust to encourage healthy living.

Participants will begin walking from Nationwide's Mannings Hill Road headquarters, on to Constant Spring Grove, up Constant Spring Road through Manor Park, then on to Norbrook Road, to Olivier Road, back onto Constant Spring Road, turn right on Constant Spring Grove and end at Nationwide's broadcast house.

"It's part of an effort to get people to start the year healthy," Nationwide owner and veteran journalist Cliff Hughes told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

Hughes explained that the 5K is a take-off from the launch of Nationwide's Olympic Games coverage last year when the radio station staged a similar event, which was extremely successful.

Some of corporate Jamaica's top business leaders, as well as a number of the country's political leaders participated in the walk for which the radio station provided live coverage.

The success of the event resulted in participants asking Nationwide to stage it again. As such, after this Friday's staging, Nationwide will stage another 5K early this year and follow-up with a fourth to launch its coverage of the World Championships.

Registration for this Friday's 5K will take place at Nationwide starting at 6:00 am. There is no cost to register.

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