De Heart Uh Barbados – 5K and 10K runs by June 21

Fitness enthusiasts will have another opportunity to get a ?good work out? next weekend when the Natural Heritage Department (NHD) stages its De Heart Uh Barbados celebrations which will feature a 10k run and 5k walk.

The events will be held on Saturday, June 21, and participants will gather at NHD, the Project House, No. 1 Sturges, St. Thomas.

Interested persons may collect registration forms now from Surfside Gym, Warrens, St. Michael; the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, Wildey, St. Michael; or at NHD. Completed forms must be returned to NHD by Thursday, June 19, for the free event. Further information may be obtained by calling 438-7761 or 244-4346.

Runners will leave NHD at 6:00 a.m. and travel on Sturges Road, Allen View, Canefield Road, Fortress Hill, Lion Castle Plantation, pass St. Thomas Post Office, Welchman Hall, Bryans Road and back to NHD.

Walkers will set off from NHD at 6:15 a.m. and they will journey to Sturges Plantation, Carrington?s Village, Vault Road, 1st Avenue Welchman Hall, Bryans Road and finish where they started.

The champion runner will receive $750 and a trip to a Caribbean destination; while the second prize winner will receive $500; and the third prize winner will be presented with $400.

The first walker to complete the 5k will receive $500, while the

second will get $300 and the third $200. There will be special community prizes and the first wheel chair entrant will be given $100.

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