Run / Walk
- Sunday 29th Apr 2018 6:30AM
The DG’s 5K Challenge is an annual event led by Deputy Governor Hon. Franz Manderson, bringing together civil servants, private sector employees and members of the general public in a fitness and fundraising challenge. This is part of the Deputy Governor’s vision to have a healthier, more active and more socially engaged civil service, while benefitting charitable organisations and initiatives in the Cayman Islands.
New This Year, in addition to Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, the event will also be held for the first time in Little Cayman.
The 2018 DG's 5k Challenge dates are:
- Sunday April 15th in Cayman Brac
- Sunday April 22nd in Little Cayman
- Sunday April 29th in Grand Cayman - Route Map
2018 Fund-raising Target: $60,000 (same as last year, although the total raised in 2017 was $85,000)
2018 Beneficiaries: To mark the fifth anniversary of the DG’s 5K Challenge, the Deputy Governor has chosen five good causes to benefit from the fundraising event. They are:
- Grand Cayman:
- Feed Our Future (www.feedourfuturecayman.org)
- Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels (www.mealsonwheels.ky)
- Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman. Kiwanis Buy a Kid Breakfast programme (www.kiwanis.ky)
- Cayman Brac:
- Kirkconnell Community Care Centre (for provision of meals).
- Little Cayman:
- Primary school (for a “grow box”)
2017: $85,000 raised for YMCA of the Cayman Islands to help build a ropes challenge course. The course is currently being built by Field of Dreams and will help the young people of Cayman with learning and life skills.
2016: $60,000 raised for Cayman Heart Fund to help buy an ambulance, which was donated to the Health Services Authority for the people of the Cayman Islands.
2015: $50,000 raised for Special Olympics Cayman Islands to help athletes attend the Special Olympic Games in Los Angeles the following summer.
2014: $12,500 for Cayman HospiceCare towards new building currently being constructed on West Bay Road.
Participate: The DG’s 5K Challenge walk/run is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Everyone in the Cayman Islands is invited to take part.
Sponsor: There are a number of sponsorship opportunities for companies and individuals to support the event. Please contact SupportDG5k@gov.ky for details.
Donate: Donations are gratefully accepted regardless of participation level. Email SupportDG5K@gov.ky to request pick-up of a financial contribution. Cheques should be made payable to Cayman Islands Government, with memo: “DG’s 5K Challenge 2018”. Cheques can also be mailed to Portfolio of the Civil Service, Attn: Nadisha Walters, CFO, 133 Elgin Avenue, Government Admin. Bldg. Box 117, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000.
Timing: Participants should only wear their own personally assigned race bib, which has an embedded timing chip linked to their name. Race bibs should be not be shared or switched with another participant or attached to strollers, or other moving objects.
T-Shirts: There will be limited edition t-shirts/tank tops to commemorate the occasion, provided on a first-come first-served basis.
Online registration: Register for the DG’s 5K Challenge from April 1st at www.caymanactive.com/registrations
Awards & Prizes: Trophies and medals will be awarded on race day at for multiple categories in the timed race and there will be numerous raffle prizes to be won for all other participants in the event.
Entry fees: $25 for 18 & older. $10 for 17 & younger
Facebook page: “Like” the DG’s 5K Challenge Facebook page to keep up with all the event news and photos. Please share our posts to spread the word.
Need more information? Email email@example.com
or call 244-3609 (Grand Cayman), 244 6672 (Cayman Brac)
- Sunday 20th May 2018 5:30AM
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority's annual Charity 5/10K Walk & Run event will be taking place on 20th May 2018 with the start/finish points being located within the vicinity of Elizabethan Square, Shedden Road, George Town.
Participants will have the option to register for either the 5K Walk, 5K Run, or the 10K Run.
Respective event start times will be as follow -
- 5K Walk | 5:30 am
- 10K Run | 5:45am
- 5K Run | 6:00 am
Event timings and results will be categorized by the following age groups: -
- 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult) - KYD $10 / USD $12
- 13 - 20 - KYD $20 / USD $25
- 21 - 30 - KYD $20 / USD $25
- 31 - 40 - KYD $20 / USD $25
- 41 - 50 - KYD $20 / USD $25
- 51 and over - KYD $20 / USD $25
Event t-shirts will be provided to the first 200 paid registrations received.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 16th May 2018
All proceeds to benefit the literacy needs at the various Cayman Islands Government primary schools.
* If you prefer to submit your payment via cash, please complete the event registration form and submit it along with your payment to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on the 1st floor of Eden House, Elizabethan Square, Shedden Road, George Town.
if paying via cheque, please make cheques payable to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority*.
- Saturday 26th May 2018 6:30AM
Save the date for Triple C School's Annual 5k Walk, Run & Roll.
Bring any type of wheels if you're going to roll... for example, cycles, skates and wheelchairs.
When: Saturday, May 26th 2018
- The 5k Walk / Run / Roll: 7am (late registration at 6:30am)
- "Little Sprinters" Walk: 8am (late registration at 7:30am)
Where: Triple C School (to be confirmed)
- Little Sprinters: Age 3-7 $10
- Child/Student: Age 8-18 $15
- Adults Early Birds Only $25 ($30 day of event)
2017 details below to be confirmed for 2018:
The walk will start at Triple C School and will take walkers to the intersection of Mulberry Dr. & Walkers Rd and back to Triple C.
FREE EVENT T-SHIRT (while supplies last)
EXCELLENT PRIZES (Random Prize Drawing)
A first place trophy will be presented to the Overall Male and Female. All participants 11 and under will receive a participant medal. Each "Little Sprinter" will also receive a special goodie bag which will include a ticket for breakfast, a ticket for the prize drawing, and a special gift.
All participants will receive a ticket for breakfast and a drawing ticket.
More info: Renee Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sunday 27th May 2018 6:30AM
Come out and join the Wind of Hope 5k Walk / Run to benefit the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home on May 27th 2018.
CI$20 Entry for Adults. CI$10 for Under 12's
Start and finish at the Smith Cove Public Beach
6:30am start for walkers / 6:45am start for runners.
Prizes, Trophies and Give-aways.
Shirt collection will be confirmed closer to event date.
Organized by Paul Williams
Need More Info?
Contact us here, email@example.com or call 328-2850.
- Sunday 3rd Jun 2018 6:30AM
We would like to encourage the community to have zero tolerance for bullying and participating in our first annual 5k Walk/run taking place on Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 6:30am we also welcome children on scooters to join us to help bring awareness to this worthy cause.
We will start and finish at The Hero's Square. Walking/running to Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort Hotel on West Bay Road and back. Adults cost $25 and children under 12 cost $15 this includes t-shirt, drawstring bag and braclet for the first 200 participates registered.
- Saturday 20th Oct 2018 6:00AM - 9:00AM
The Cayman AIDS Foundation will be hosting its 7th Annual Run2Zero Fundraiser on Saturday October 20th 2018. Come out and support us in this 5k or 10k walk or run.
Starting point Seven Mile Beach West Bay Road.
FREE for Children Under Age 10. CI$25.00 for adult registration. Contact us for group rates for groups of 10 or more.
Online Registration (opens August 26th) at www.caymanactive.com/registrations
Call the Cayman AIDS Foundation for further information on (345) 946-3029 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The run will be held at Seven Mile Beach West Bay Road.
- The race will start and finish at the entrance of Seven Mile Beach West Bay Road
- Late registration will be offered between the hours 4:30 - 5:45 you can also register at the Cayman AIDS Foundation office between the hours of 9-2 Monday to Friday
- Race Starts at 6:00am sharp
- Cost of registration CI$25.00 adults Kids under 10 free
- Saturday 3rd Nov 2018 6:30AM
Come join us for the 12th annual Breeze Fusion 5k Walk / Run at Smith's Barcadere, Saturday November 3rd 2018.
- $15 Adults if paid before September 30th ($20 after)
- $10 Juniors (16 and under)
The first 300 registrants will receive a T-Shirt. Participants are encouraged to collect their race bags from Radio Cayman on Elgin Ave. during the week prior to the race.
All participants receive a medal and the chance to win random prizes.
Part proceeds will support NCVO and the John Gray High School Music Department.
- Walkers start at 6:30am
- Runners start at 6:45am
AGE DIVISIONS: Only Runners will be timed
- 12 & Under
- 60 Plus
Registration will be available at
- Wednesday 14th Nov 2018 8:00PM
Event: 5K and 10K run/walk
Date: Wednesday 14th November
About Run In The Dark: Grand Cayman will be representing the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean in this year's Run in the Dark championed by Hannah Foreman and Sarah Lewis.
As darkness falls on Wednesday 14th November 2018, thousands of people all over the world will be donning their running shoes and red flashing armbands to Run In The Dark For Mark. In over 50 cities worldwide they will be part of a living light show flowing through the streets like lava. There are 5 official locations - Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and Manchester - and pop-up events led by volunteers in cities worldwide including Cayman. So as 8pm sweeps around the globe, 5 km and 10 km runs will unite a community of people helping to fast-track a cure for paralysis.
Check out how your participation in Run In The Dark will help by listening to this short radio documentary about the story and science behind the Trust's mission to fast track a cure for paralysis.
The Route: The run is one or two loops of a 5K circuit that starts and finishes at Margaritaville in George Town. 5K walkers/runners will do one circuit, those running the 10K will do two circuits.
From Margaritaville participants will run south down South Church Street for 2 km before turning left into Denham Thompson Way. At the end of Walkers Road turn left back towards Margaritaville. At the junction of Walkers Rd and Goring Rd, participants should take a left into Goring Avenue and left again towards South Church Street. After turning right onto South Church Street participants finish with the loop of Heroes Square turning right into Cardinal Avenue at the corner of Margaritaville, left up Edwards Street, left again into Fort Street and back down to Margaritaville.
Please aim to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the start time (8pm) so that we can ensure everyone will receive their flashing armband and buff before taking a group photo before we go running!
After Party at Margaritaville: After the race has finished all runners are encouraged to reunite upstairs at Margaritaville for a free raffle prize draw and of course to raise a toast to Mark.
Your FAQs answered:
Your entry fee of $23 (KYD) prior night cost (via registration on www.runinthedark.org), will be donated to the Mark Pollock Trust mission to find and connect people worldwide to fast-track a cure for paralysis. - $25 (KYD) for on the night registration or via CaymanActive.
You will receive a Run in the Dark buff and flashing armband.
Refreshments (bottled water and a snack) will be distributed to all participants at the finish line.
Chip-timing is not in operation for this pop-up event. We will however time the top 3 finishers for both the 5k and 10k distances.
Run in the Dark webiste registration will close at 6pm sharp on Tuesday 13th of November however please note that on the night registration is available also. On the night registration will be CI$25
For any queries relating to this event please feel free to contact Grand Cayman champion Hannah Foreman at email@example.com
- Saturday 24th Nov 2018 6:30AM
Come join us for the 3rd annual Brac Breeze Fusion 5k Walk / Run on Cayman Brac, Saturday November 24th 2018.
- $15 Adults
- $10 Juniors (16 and under)
Proceeds this year will benefit the “Sew 'n So Club”.
Route: South Side Public Beach to Fosters Corner.
Walkers start at 6:30am and Runners start at 6:45am.
The first 100 paid registrants will receive an event t-shirt.
Registration will be available at www.caymanactive.com/registrations.
- Sunday 2nd Dec 2018 5:00AM
The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, Half-Marathon and 4-Person Relay takes place on the first Sunday of December every year with a 5am start. The Kids Fun Run begins at 10:30am. The Marathon course is a looped one. Walkers are welcome to walk the half marathon as the course will be open for 6 1/2 hours.