The annual race takes 1000s of participants from Trafalgar Road through iconic landmarks Devon House, King’s House and Hope Gardens, and through the streets of New Kingston and nearby neighborhoods. Since the first race in 2013, the Kingston City Run has raised over $12 million for local charities including Alpha, the Open Arms Drop-in Centre, Marie Atkins Night Shelter, Food for the Poor and Missionaries of the Poor. This year, KCR welcomed over 4,500 runners, including overseas guests.
Co-chair of Kingston City Run, Nicola Madden-Greig describes the past weekend as “another great year and we are extremely thankful to all our sponsors, partners and participants, without whom none of this would be possible”.
Garfield Gordon of UCT Steppas won the half-marathon in one hour, 12 minutes and 57 seconds. Elisabeth Mondon was the first female to cross the line in the main event, stopping the clock at 1:34:30.
Dwayne Graham of Rainforest Seafoods completed the course in 18 minutes and 32 seconds to win the 5k run. Kelly-Ann Beckford was the first female to cross the finish line in 21:23. The 5k walk event was won by NCU 91 FM’s Duwell Allen in 28 minutes and 27 seconds, with Natasha McKenzie taking home female trophy in 36:34.
Everyone who made it to the finish finishing line and celebrated in Emancipation Park at the awards ceremony enjoyed the performance by gospel artiste Rondel Positive who thrilled the audience as well.