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  • The second staging of the MoBay City Run, held on Sunday (May 3), has been described as “a resounding success” by Chairman of the Organising Committee, Janet Silvera, with this year’s intake expected to exceed last year’s figure of $3 million.
  • Speaking with JIS News just after the event, Ms. Silvera said the level of support was “tremendous,” with the number of participants increasing by over 25 per cent.
  • The event held under the theme: ‘Running for Education. Hope for the Future”, is supporting tertiary-level students in the second city.

The second staging of the MoBay City Run, held on Sunday (May 3), has been described as “a resounding success” by Chairman of the Organising Committee, Janet Silvera, with this year’s intake expected to exceed last year’s figure of $3 million.

Speaking with JIS News just after the event, Ms. Silvera said the level of support was “tremendous,” with the number of participants increasing by over 25 per cent.

“We have almost 2,300 participants in the MoBay City Run this year and we are heartened and extremely happy about this level of support from the Montego Bay community and particularly from the corporate groups that came out in their numbers,” Ms. Silvera said.

The event held under the theme: ‘Running for Education. Hope for the Future”, is supporting tertiary-level students in the second city.

“We see the race growing and making a difference in the lives of struggling tertiary-level students,” Ms. Silvera told JIS News.

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, said the Parish Council fully supports the annual city run.

“The MoBay City Run is for a worthy cause and we try our best to support it as it goes towards tertiary education grants for our students … this way, we can ensure that we have an educated population for the future,” Mayor Harris said.

Sponsorship and Public Relations Executive at Columbus Communications, Garfene Grandison, indicated that his group was one of the main sponsors of the event, having donated over $2.5 million in cash and kind.

“Education is very important and big to us. Moving forward, we are again ready and raring to come on board for the third year as one of the main sponsors,” he said.

Students from four tertiary-level institutions in Montego Bay will benefit from the proceeds from the MoBay City Run.

These are: the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (Western campuses), Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, and the Montego Bay Community College.