Independence 10 K run is on

Sports Page — The much talked about National Heroes’ Day 10 k run is on.

This was confirmed on Tuesday 8th September at a meeting held at the Youth and Sports Department.

The run is being jointly hosted by the Nevis Amateur Athletics Association (NAAA) and the Youth and Sports department.

According to President of the NAAA, Lester Blackett, the relevant details are as follows:

The event which is slated to become an annual one will commence promptly at 7.30 am in front of the Nevis Tourism office, next to the Charlestown Post office.

The relevant age categories are:

Under 13 – 3k

Under 18 – 10k

Under 30 – 10 k

30 years and over – 10 k

Age range is pertinent up to the 31st December 2015.

Persons must register for the event but there is no registration fee. The deadline is Tuesday 15th September at 1pm. Registration can be done at the Youth and Sports department; the NAAA or at the Primary and Secondary schools.

The route: Commence in front of the Nevis Tourism Authority; along the island main road to a turnabout just past Cotton Ground for the 10 k run and as far as the bypass road for the 3k for the under 13’s.

The race will climax just opposite the Nevis Tourism Authority building.

The cash prizes and incentives include:

Under18 to 99 – 1st place $500.00

2nd place – $300.00

3rd place – $100.00

Under 13

1st place – $300.00

2nd place – $200.00

3rd place – $100.00

Trophies for 1st; 2nd and 3rd placers and trophies for the oldest male and female.

There will be traffic restrictions on the day and police outriders will lead the race.

The presentation ceremony will be held immediately on the conclusion of the event.

Youth and Sports Coordinator Jamir Claxton and Mr. Blackett are encouraging interested persons to register quickly and make the event an exciting one.

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