Since the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) began hosting the event three years ago, KCR has become recognized as one of the island’s premier races and this year, the JHTA is looking to build on that legacy as it partners with Running Events and MyLaps for the 2015 staging.
In addition to its staple 5K and 1/2 marathon, KCR has added a 10K contest to its schedule of activities. Although 5Ks have become extremely popular in Jamaica, race organizers wanted to provide participants with more options as many runners are looking to try out longer distance events, which put their strength and endurance to the ultimate test.
“Over the past two years, we have received several requests about doing a 10K,” says Nicola Madden Greig, Co-Chair, Kingston City Run Organizing Committee. “We believe this is a great opportunity for participants to be challenged at another level while still enjoying all the fun the event has to offer,” she explains.
In its bid to continuously grow and develop, KCR recently inked a deal with Running Events, the island’s leading race planners, and MyLaps, an internationally recognized timing system. Running Events, a name that has become synonymous with races in Jamaica, will be on board to coordinate the course, carefully planning and organizing the route. With their expertise, KCR will not only chart a colourful path through the vibrant capital’s historic sites and major landmarks, but will also provide safe and secure passage for its competitors.
Furthermore, once the race is complete, participants will be able to quickly and easily access timely results courtesy of MyLaps. Organizers are fully aware of the hard work and rigorous training athletes undergo in the lead up to these events and wanted to ensure that all competitors are able to retrieve a clear, precise record of their race results.
“As the event expands, we want to improve the quality and accuracy of the results,” reveals Mrs Madden Greig. “This partnership will MyLaps will help to ensure we achieve our vision of becoming the premiere race event in Kingston,” she shares.