By TENAJH SWEETING
The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) has officially launched the “Let’s Move Bahamas” fun run/walk.
The unique event is scheduled for Easter weekend at 6am on the final morning of April’s 50th CARIFTA Games.
With the event taking place on the highly anticipated CARIFTA weekend, event organisers are asking that former CARIFTA participants join the “Let’s Move Bahamas” event on Arawak Cay.
During a press conference held yesterday at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium, special events coordinator Damarius Cash encouraged former CARIFTA members to come out and support the event.
“We are asking you to come out and show yourself, make yourself known to the BAAA and we are gonna highlight you at this event so we want all to come out and support,” Cash said.
With 4,000 plus Bahamian athletes competing in the CARIFTA Games from 1972 to 2023, according to BAAA president Drumeco Archer, officials are expecting a great turnout on the final morning of the CARIFTA Games.
For former CARIFTA participants and others that are interested in registering for the fun run/walk event, the process is simple. The first step of the registration process requires potential registrants to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After sending an email the individual will receive a registration link where they will have to fill out a registration form for the event.
The fun run/walk event is free in efforts to target and honour former CARIFTA athletes on the final morning of this year’s 50th CARIFTA Games.
Persons who are unable to register online will have another opportunity at 5:30am on the morning of the event at Arawak Cay.
Registrants for the “Let’s Move Bahamas” event can look forward to a free t-shirt, and the first thousand participants to cross the finish line will receive a medal.
Also, as participants pass the finish line they will receive a raffle ticket for them to participate in.
Mike Sands, president of the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC), talked about what the public can expect from this year’s “Let’s Move Bahamas” fun run/walk event.
“I think it’s something that I am encouraging all Bahamians to let us unite as one Bahamas and let us join in,” Sands said.
He added that there are a number of persons who have already expressed their interest in joining the fun run/walk event up to this point.
The CARIFTA Games will be held April 7-10 at the Thomas A Robinson stadium.