More students to benefit from MoBay City Run

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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ROSE HALL, St James — Organisers of the fourth staging of the MoBay City Run have extended their reach and will broaden their scope as they seek to assist more students from the proceeds of this year’s event, which will be staged on May 7 in Montego Bay.


Chair of the organising committee, Janet Silvera, told Tuesday’s media launch at Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall that they will be extending assistance to residents of western Jamaica who attend tertiary institutions outside of the western region, as well as students at the early childhood level.


Previously, only students who attended tertiary institutions in western Jamaica benefited from the fund raising event.


According to Silvera, $500,000 from the proceeds of the 5K race will go towards assisting students at the early childhood level.


The event will see a 5K and a 10K road race being contested, starting and ending at the Old Hospital Park in the resort city.


Silvera said the organisers are hoping to attract over 4,000 participants — 1,000 more than those that participated last year. She added that some $5 million is expected to be raised from the staging of this year’s event.


The event was started four years ago with the aim of assisting needy students of tertiary institutions in western Jamaica.


— Paul Reid

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