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CB Group Smart Eggs Kids K winners to receive Asafa's fitness bands

Friday, November 10, 2017

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Primary school children entering in this year's CB Group UWI 5K and Smart Eggs Kids K will be in for a real treat.

The male and female winners in the 1K will receive, among other prizes, Jamaican Olympian Asafa Powell's newest branded item – Active by Asafa Fitness Band. The wearable watch and smart device, which is similar to the popular Fitbit product, is designed to allow individuals to keep track of their daily activities and fitness regimes.

The annual fund-raiser, scheduled for Sunday, November 12 at 7:00 am sharp, will see the children running and walking in their own branded CB Smart Eggs Kids K, the only 1K solely dedicated to them, and they are loving it.

“It gives them a feeling of independence and not having to be encumbered by parents,” said Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind, co-ordinator of the event.

The 1K route will take the children around the Ring Road on the UWI campus to their finish line.

“Besides bringing their attention to the health benefits of exercise, we also encourage children to eat eggs enriched with Omega 3 and as a source of protein,” said Alicia Bogues, regional development manager at CB Group.

Powell will be on hand to receive the Sports Award for 2017 and is the fifth honoree of this award. Last year's award was presented to Molly Rhone for her service to netball.

Past honorees include Michael Fennell, former president of the Jamaica Olympic Association; Glen Mills, head coach, Racers Track Club; and Alfred “Frano” Francis, managing director, Running Events Limited.

On the adult side, participants will be out in their numbers to show their athletic prowess in the Run and Walk categories, while the entrants in the wheelchair category skilfully manoeuver their way along the designated route in and around the UWI campus.

The event will once again be under the distinguished patronage of two outstanding philanthropists: Douglas Orane, retired business leader and author; and Donette Chin-Loy Chang, PR counsel, fund-raiser and co-patron of the UWI Toronto Benefit Gala, as well as chairperson for Food for the Poor, Canada.

Registration is available online at www.runningevents.ja.com or at the Sports Department at the University of the West Indies. Entry fee is $1,200 for adults and $600 for students. Groups of 30 will receive a discounted fee of $1,000 and $500, respectively.

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