Annual Funwalk Set For New Record.
THE Pinehill Funwalk which has grown since 1999 to become the single largest participatory sporting event in St. Lucia is about to celebrate its 16th year running with hopes of beating its current record of 5,500 registered participants last year.
The walk is aimed at all St. Lucians who share the desire to commit to living active and healthy lifestyles regardless of age, size, ability or fitness level.
Pinehill Brand Manager, Shari Popo indicated that there really is no excuse to not take part as the variety of participants over the years have proved that it can be done by anybody.
Popo said: “Over the years, we have witnessed the differently-abled – the blind, the wheelchair bound , the avid athlete, the regular walker, the aspiring walker, the student, the grandparent, the toddler – come out to simply and boldly join the movement”.
She added that the numbers speak for themselves indicating that the movement is surely one to be a part of:
“Truly, the yearly increase in numbers, is evident that PinehillFunwalk has become a Movement, not simply a funwalk but has drawn and attracted a loyal movement of Pinehillfunwalkers all walking for health, fitness and fun! Hence, the theme for PinehillFunwalk 2015 is ‘Join the Movement’ ”.
Popo thanked the numerous corporate sponsors who play key roles in funding the walk including Radio Caribbean International (RCI), Digicel, Paradise Water, M&C Drugstore, Seven Seas and Exel Signs.
The Funwalk commences at 6:30 a.m. on August23 near the Sab Playing Field in Vigie and participants will traverse from Vigie on to the John Compton Highway, continue along the Gros Islet Highway and then left onto the Pigeon Island Road to finish at the National Park.
Once at the National Park, participants will be treated to a light breakfast and greeted by a health, wellness and fitness fair which consists of various partners including health associations, nutritionists, local spas and gyms who will inform and advice participants of the means and benefits of living healthy and more active lives.
Registration Started on Monday July 27 at Peter & Company Ltd, Cul de Sac, Wet& Cold Express Outlets in Castries & Vieux Fort & RCI Headquarters in San Souci. The registration fee is $20.