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Special 3K for fathers, children at Everyone's A Winner/The Best Dressed Chicken Race Day

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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THIS year's Everyone's A Winner/The Best Dressed Chicken race day is set for Father's Day on Sunday, June 16, beginning 6:00 am at Hope Gardens.

A 3K run has been introduced to encourage fathers to run with their children. That race is in addition to the established 5K Run, 5K Walk, 5K Stroller and 10K Run.

The event is part of the Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge, an initiative of the Ministry of Health & Wellness, which will see corporate teams competing in the races. The Jamaica Moves programme encourages organisations to become ambassadors, by promoting healthy lifestyle habits amongst their employees.

Another new feature for the 2019 Everyone's a Winner/The Best Dressed Chicken race day will be the Jamaica Mountain Peak's Rise Up & Run initiative, where participants will be encouraged to sample the brew and collect stamps which will entitle each runner or walker to receive gift bags once they have completed a number of races, and presented proof of purchase of a Jamaica Mountain Peak coffee product.

Additionally, the Best Dressed Chicken will be hosting a Kiddies' Village, featuring face painting, among other treats, as well as a mini concert with performers Rondel Positive and Pastor Stephen Blake among others, together with a Father's Day brunch.

“This race day brings together the entire family for fun and competitive camaraderie,” said Alfred “Frano” Francis, race director, Runnings Events Jamaica Limited.

“The Best Dressed Chicken is very excited about this year's staging, as the additional elements will ensure even more fun for every member of the family,” said Lorraine Kemble, brand manager, The Best Dressed Chicken.

This year both Diabetes Association of Jamaica and Jamaica Association for the Deaf will benefit from the proceeds.

In fact, Running Events Jamaica will give participants an opportunity to purchase a 'Blue Ribbon' at a cost of $300 each, with all proceeds going to assist with the education of students of the Jamaica Association for the Deaf. About 70 per cent of the deaf students live in families that fall at, or below, Jamaica's poverty line.

The Everyone's A Winner/The Best Dressed Chicken race is considered a premium boutique experience, which offers post-race favourites such as tastings and refreshments, massages, a misting station and health checks, along with an awards presentation and live entertainment.

The first 2,000 finishers across all events will receive a commemorative medal, while the Roy Thomas Trophy, named after the veteran roadrunner, will once again be presented to the 10K run team champions.

Registration is now open to all individuals and teams (corporate, clubs, church groups and family teams) and can be done online at https://www.runningeventsja.com or in person at Running Events Jamaica, 87-88 Tower Street, Kingston.

The 2019 Everyone's A Winner/The Best Dressed Chicken race is supported by Catherine's Peak, Hi-Lyte, Pure Country Juices, Jamaica Mountain Peak, Bella Oasis Spa, Heart Foundation of Jamaica and Jamaica Observer.


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