With a strong contingent of supporters from both private and public sector, corporate area schools and the Special Needs community are expected to converge on the downtown Kingston waterfront for the fourth staging of the Digicel Imagine 5K Run, which goes live at 7pm.
Already in high gear ahead of the race this evening, the company is saying thanks for the outpouring of support the event has received to date.
“It’s really inspiring to see how many persons, groups and organisations have come on board to support the Digicel 5K Run for Special Needs,” said David Butler, CEO of Digicel Jamaica. “We’re very grateful for the support we’ve received. It’s been tremendous so far and we’re anticipating a very successful event later on tonight.”
He added, “When we look at the kind of awareness we’ve been able to generate around the special needs community through this event, and the help that we’ve been able to garner for them, we must thank all our sponsors who really have played a big part in making this happen.”
Sponsors of the event include Running Events Jamaica, Jamaica Producers Group, Urban Development Corporation, Express Fitness, Logo Stitch, Marksman, Gatorade, Main Event, KSAC, National Outdoor Advertising, National Solid Water Management Authority, Lithographic, Innovative Signs, Red Stripe, Main Event, WATA, Grace Kennedy, Facey Commodities, Mothers and Dairy Industries and ProComm.
Additionally, local mediahouses including the RJR Communications Group, KLAS, Sun City Radio, Digicel SportsMax, Irie FM, Love 101, Mello FM, Power 106, Business Access TV, Nationwide News Network, The Gleaner Company Ltd and the Star have partnered with Digicel is a big way this year to help drive the awareness of this very worthy initiative.
Butler continued, “Over the past three years, the Digicel Foundation has been able to make a real impact on improving the quality of life of persons with special needs in Jamaica. None of this could have been possible without the support that we continue to get.”
To facilitate the race’s 7pm start time, road closures will occur at 6:30pm, so participants are encouraged to head out to the venue early and participate in the pre-race warm up sessions being hosted in the Digicel parking lot. To get further updates and information on race day activities, persons may visit Digicel’s social media pages.
The race will officially start following the singing of the National Anthem by the talented Kimiela ‘Candy’ Isaacs, who is also a member of the special needs community.