Information Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 9, 2020: A Caribbean American group is reinventing itself within the COVID-19 period, because of some artistic considering and know-how.
Yearly, for the previous 9 years, the New York-based Workforce Jamaica Bickle, TJB, has hosted an annual 5K Run/Stroll. That’s along with its annual participation on the annual Penn Relays for the previous 26 years, catering to the meals, lodging, transportation and different wants of Caribbean athletes who take part on the relays.
However with the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering the relays and placing a halt to the standard 5-Ok, TJB founder and Chairman Irwine Clare, Sr., O.D., and his group decided to reinvent itself this 12 months and overcome a fundraising lack of J$22 million.
TBJ has now launched a digital 5-Ok, utilizing the app Strava, which permits anybody, wherever on this planet, to take part within the TJB 5-Ok this 12 months.
The “occasion” will run for 2 weeks – by way of October 24th. For a small donation, anybody can register here and select a distance. You may also register with another person a bunch.
Then obtain the Strava APP from the Apple or Google Play Retailer. and hit ‘report,’ or use a timer and start your run or stroll open air or indoors – masks on – for a steady 5K.
When you find yourself full, take an image and add alongside along with your time on the location. You’ll be able to add as much as 5 images.
On October 25th, TJB could have a digital raffle drawing of all individuals’ race numbers for prizes. A minimal of 10 prizes might be given – 5 every to the highest male and girls finishers. The announcement of those prizes will happen on Sunday October 25, 2020 at 12 midday and might be streamed dwell on Jamaicans.com, on TJB’s Facebook Page and its different Social Media Platforms.
The final day to register and submit instances is Oct. 24th.
Olympian Sherone Simpson will function patron for the occasion.
“This digital 5K matches completely with what we try to get achieved as a result of, on the finish of the day, we serve one thing that’s larger than any particular person,” Anderson mentioned. “How we maximize the digital area might be essential in how we transfer our sporting sector ahead.”
The President of the Olympian Affiliation of Jamaica (OAJ) Marvin Anderson, OLY recommended TJB for its progressive transfer in utilizing the digital area to advertise sports activities, providing some form of normalcy in opposition to the background of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The 2 organizations lately signed a memorandum of understanding from which they hope to derive mutual profit as they search to broaden their attain.
Members could have till October 24 to register and full their run or stroll and add their instances accordingly. Registration is now open at https://events.elitefeats.com/bickle20. You may also purchase a T-shirt and assist the group and the younger Caribbean athletes and future Olympians here
As supporting sponsor, the Reggae Marathon which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this 12 months, is awarding computerized entry to 2 fortunate entrants from the 5K to take part in its annual occasion which might be held nearly on December 6, 2020. Diane Ellis, Sponsorship Director, provided the Reggae Marathon’s full assist to the occasion and their dedication to its promotion.
Different sponsors are: Grace Kennedy, Jamaica Vacationer Board, Energice, Jamaicans.com, Superior Energy Observe Membership, Joseph Sports activities LLC and True Tribute Group.