First Annual Department Of Sports/ Ministry Of Tourism Road Relay Around The Bend

Basseterre, St. Kitts. November 11, 2021 — The Department of Sports, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Embassy of the Republic of China on Taiwan are collaborating to host their first-ever 10-mile Road Relay, to commemorate Tourism Awareness Month 2021. The joint venture is a testament to the need for cross-sectoral partnerships in the post-Covid era. It is also a definitive representation of the theme for this month’s celebration, Tourism for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Socio-economic Recovery.

The Road Relay will be held on Sunday, November 21. It commences at Warner’s Shop (top of Cleverly Hill) in Sandy Point and culminates at Warner Park, Basseterre. Road relay teams of ten persons must have a minimum of three (3) females. Pre-identified stops will be marked to signal the mile-spot for senior participants, teenagers, and upward. Primary school students will be given the opportunity to compete in an abbreviated three-mile course, from the Ross University area. 

Persons who are interested in competing in the event can source registration forms from either the Ministry of Tourism (upstairs the Pelican Mall) or the Department of Sports at Warner Park (upstairs the football stadium). The participation cost of $50 for this inaugural event, has been waived, as an added incentive. 

An additional feature of the event will be the Ministers’ and Permanent Secretaries’ Run, from Greenlands to Warner Park. 

“Many of us are suffering from Covid-fatigue and this is an excellent opportunity for us to re-energize. Sport and recreation are essential avenues for the recovery and continued development of our country and people going forward. We are confident therefore that this event will be cathartic and rejuvenating for all participants,” Hon. Jonel Powell, Minister of Education, Sport, Youth, and Culture opined. 

“Initiatives like this will redound to the benefit of residents of St. Kitts and Nevis and will keep young people especially engaged in meaningful activities. This is what sustainable tourism is about; people engagement and active participation in events that will improve cohesion throughout our communities,” Hon. Lindsay Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transport, and Ports stated. 

The Department of Sports is mandated by the Ministry of Sport to engage the Federation’s youth in Sports, to aid in their overall development.

The Ministry of Tourism is committed to inspiring the world to experience St. Kitts and Nevis and to promoting the destination’s sustainable initiatives that feature our residents, culture, and natural environment. 

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