Every year thousands of women play an integral role - the role of empowerment. The power given to someone to act. To do something.
The Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k empowers women, helping them to become stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life, given the circumstances.
The race started in 1999. Nineteen years ago.
It began with 300 women running to raise funds for free breast cancer screening at Regional Health Centres nationwide. Often when we are part of something, we may not understand the impact that our single action has, or the potential that the collective has to create a meaningful difference. How amazing is it that almost two decades later over 6,000 women gather together with family and friends, empowered – committed – because they choose to participate in this hallmark initiative for the cause.
To date over 17,000 women have benefited from the program, and last year, proceeds from the race were donated to The Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society to conduct breast cancer screenings and awareness campaigns in rural communities in Tobago.
As we look forward to this year’s event, with the theme ‘Every Stride Empowers’, we ask that you continue to support either through your participation and/ or donations, empowering thousands of women throughout the country.
As Kofi Annan once said, "there is no tool greater for development than the empowerment of women."
This year we also partnered with a local artiste, Brianna McCarthy, whose work encapsulates the power and diversity of women. She created the artwork which was used for the design of our limited edition T-Shirt, which will be available for sale, as well as other Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k Swag (Mason Jars, Tees, Vest, Visors & Laces). Part of the proceeds from the sale of these items will go to the beneficiary, as well as other initiatives that help bring awareness to the cause.
Even if you do not wish to run you can still:
Race Date: Saturday 30th September, 2017
Registration is open from August 14th until spots are sold out *spots are subject to availability*
Saturday 23rd September 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 24th September 9:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd September 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 28th - Friday 29th September 11:00am - 6:00pm
To complete your registration online you will need to indicate a Package Collection location. Our Package Collection centres are listed below:
Persons who register online must walk with the Confirmation Page to collect packages. Persons collecting on behalf of a registrant must have a letter authorising collection which states the name of the registrant on whose behalf they are collecting, a copy of registrant’s ID and the name of the person collecting the package. This person must present a photo ID upon collection.
Lowlands, Tobago 5K
Skinner Park, San Fernando 5K
Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain 5K
On race day, all participants will receive a medal of participation
Bibs are non-transferable and will not be eligible for prizes.
Results will be posted on Scotiabank’s website: www.tt.scotiabank.com and on the Scotiabank TT Foundation Facebook page.
Individual Awards for all locations
1st place to 3rd place – Prizes and Scotiabank Trophy
4th place to 10th place - Prizes
The first place winner in each category receives a prize.
Note: Overall winners do not qualify for any other category prizes.
September 30 3:00 PM EDT - Assembly
September 30 3:30 PM EDT - Warm Up Starts
September 30 4:00 PM EDT - Race Starts