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Hundreds set to gather for Fun Run/Walk

The Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and the Turks&Caicos Islands, in celebration and thanksgiving of its 150th anniversary as a diocese, will hold a Family Fun Run/Walk, on Saturday, March 5. The event will begin at Christ Church Cathedral at 6:00 a.m., and is expected to attract hundreds of Anglicans from all 18 New Providence parishes, as well as members of the public who wish to participate in this healthy lifestyle activity.

The event will start at Christ Church Cathedral, and will travel south on George Street to Princess Street. It will continue west on Princess Street to Baillou Hill Road, and then head south on Baillou Hill Road to Wulff Road. The route will then head east on Wulff Road to Collins Avenue, north on Collins Avenue to Shirley Street, and west on Shirley Street to Elizabeth Avenue. It will then travel south on Elizabeth Avenue to Sands Road, and then west on Sands Road to Addington House(the Anglican Diocesan Office).

The chairperson for the 150th anniversary, Idris Reid, said that the event is timely, as more and more Bahamians are paying attention to their health.

“More and more Bahamians are becoming health conscious and realizing the importance of exercise, and so this family fun/run walk will provide an opportunity for us as Anglicans to come together as a church family as we fellowship together and celebrate our 150th anniversary,”said Reid.

The fun run/walk has several competitive elements, and prizes will be awarded to the church with the largest number of registrants, as well as individual prizes for the top three winners in the various age categories. The registration fee is$15 which includes a T-shirt. Persons may register at any New Providence Anglican Church.

The Anglican Diocese also holds an annual track meet. In the last edition, Holy Cross, St. Agnes, and St. Barnabas were the top three competitors. It was St. George’s Church that birthed the legendary Pioneers Sporting Club in 1960 with Roosevelt Godet as president, and Bishop Michael Eldon as chaplain.

After the run/walk, a health fair will be organized by Dr. Cyprian Strachan.

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