The G.C. Foster 5K Fun Run/Walk which will be held on Sunday November 27, 2016 starting at 2:00 pm was officially launched on Wednesday November 16, 2016 under the theme: “Recreation, Health and Wellness for the Spanish town Community”. A number of key personnel were present, which included a representative from the Spanish Town Police Department, Past G.C. Foster College Chairman Dr. Winston Dawes in the capacity of Sports Medical Practitioner who will be working at the meet; General Secretary of the JAAA Mr. Garth Gayle who also lauded G.C. Foster College for the great contribution that it has been making in the country and Mr. Hubert Lawrence, Sports Analyst who charged the Olympians that were present. The present Olympians: Sasha-lee Forbes, Anneisha McClaughlin-Whilby and Ristananna Tracey, who are all athletes from the G.C. Foster College Sprintec Track Club and were recognized for their participation in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Dennis Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of Jac-Den enterprise, spoke on behalf of the sponsors, which include: Tred Laboratories Ltd., Digicel, NCB, Tropical Blue, Derrimon Distributors, HiLyte, Marksman, and On Di Run Events Management.
The committee chaired by Vice Principal of Academics and Head Coach of The G.C. Foster college Track and Field Mr. Maurice Wilson, was pleased with the support that the College has received from the sponsors and partners and urged everyone to participate in the 5k competition.
Meet director, Mr. Chester McCarthy commented on the logistics of the 5k competition, indicating the route that will be taken and also mentioned additional security that will be provided by Guardsman Ltd. He further highlighted a very important physical warm-up exercise that will be done at 1:30 pm before the official start of the run/walk.
Route for the 5K Fun Run/Walk: From G.C. Foster College gate, left onto the Brunswick towards Angels, left turn into Angels Estate 1, right turn out of Angels 1 back onto the Brunswick and return to G.C. Foster to finish.
The Gerald Claude Foster Over Distance Meet will be held on Saturday December 17, 2016 at 9:00 am