New route for Heart Foundation’s Run For Your Heart 5k

Crystal Springs, the main sponsor of the Heart Foundation’s Run For Your Heart 5k event has raised its contribution from $1.5m to $2m.

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is set to stage its annual Run For Your Heart 5K event on February 2 with the organisers taking a new route this year.

Alfred ‘Franno’ Francis, managing director of Running Events, which will administer the race, said the route was changed to facilitate a smoother flow of traffic.

The theme for the event is ‘Go Red! Be A Heart Hero’. The event is being used to help the HFJ raise funds for the various activities it undertakes throughout the year.

The Run For Your Heart 5K was launched Wednesday morning (Oct 16) at the HFJ’s headquarters on Beechwood Avenue, where the organisers also disclosed that there will be a 2K event, which will take place in conjunction with the 5K. Vice-chairman of HFJ Winston Barrett said the entity wants to use the event to help raise awareness on issues relating to the heart.

Romario Samuels, product manager of Crystal Springs, the main sponsor of the event, said his entity has raised its contribution from $1.5m to $2m.