President of the Nevis Amateur Athletics Association, Lester Blackett, on Tuesday revealed that up to 100 athletes are expected to participate in the Independence 10 k marathon, set for Wednesday 16th September.
According to Miss Tasha Parry at the Youth and Sports Department, over 40 individuals had registered by Monday but the registration process continued with increased numbers on Tuesday which saw a number of persons from St.Kitts registering for the major event.
Blackett also noted that quite a number of persons had indicated that they will just show up for the event and register on the day.
The event will commence promptly at 7.30 am in front of the Nevis Tourism office, next to the Charlestown Post office.
The relevant age categories are:
Under 30-10 k
30 years and over-10 k
Age range is pertinent up to the 31st December 2015.
The route: Commence in front of the Nevis Tourism Authority; along the island main road to a turnabout just past Cotton Ground for the 10 k run and as far as the bypass road for the 3k for the under 13’s.
The race will climax just opposite the Nevis Tourism Authority building.
The cash prizes and incentives include:
Under18 to 99-1st place-$500.00
Trophies for 1st; 2nd and 3rd placers and trophies for the oldest male and female.
There will be traffic restrictions on the day and police outriders will lead the race.
The presentation ceremony will be held immediately on the conclusion of the event