Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k
Saturday, 30th September, 2017 | Tobago - San Fernando - Port of Spain
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:
|Aug 7 - Sep 27||$14.81|
|Aug 7 - Sep 27||$14.81|
Race Date: Saturday 30th September, 2017
Registration is open from August 14th until spots are sold out *spots are subject to availability*
Port of Spain Participants:
You’ll assemble on VICTORIA AVENUE which can only be accessed via TRAGARETE ROAD.
Roads being blocked into Victoria Ave: heading West towards Victoria Ave on Albion St. Heading East towards Victoria Ave on Albion. Victoria Ave closed between QPS West and Melville Lane (Melville Lane will be open)
San Fernando Participants:
You’ll assemble at SKINNER PARK, CIPERO STREET ENTRANCE, heading south.
Lower Cipero Street (corner Skinner Park and Reinzi Kirton Highway) will be blocked from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
You start your race at GULF CITY MALL, LOWLANDS TOBAGO.
The road alongside Gulf City Lowlands Mall, Tobago will be blocked from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
Race Day Guidelines
- Assemble 3:00 pm
- Warm-up 3:30 pm
- Please remember to wear your race bibs/numbers in order to log your race start and end times
- Please respect the instructions from all Race Officials and Event Staff
- In order to gain access to the runners’ zones you are required to wear your race bibs at the front of your t-shirt
- Persons wearing race bibs are allowed to enter with no more than 2 immediate family members or friends
Wednesday 27th September OR Thursday 28thSeptember, 2017 at #18 Rosalino St. Woodbrook, Port of Spain between the hours of 12noon – 6pm on either day.
Tuesday 26th September to Friday 29th September from 11am to 6pm at the Scotiabank kiosk in Gulf City Lowlands Mall.
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