The first of a series of walk-a-thons organized by Superintendent of Police Kevin Mortimer took place on January 31. Approximately twenty five early risers met at 6:00am in front of the Marsh Harbour Police Station to participate in a 5K walk/run which took them to the Crossing and back.
The participants were men and women of different walk of life: police officers, customs employees, teachers and Pastors of all ages. A twelve year old boy managed to finish among the firsts, despite leaving the starting place late.
The group was escorted by a patrol policeman on a motor bike and a police cruiser who made sure the walkers were protected and had right of way in the traffic.
Police Officer Malcom Dean, P.E. teacher at Central Abaco Primary School, Jeffrey Victor, and twelve year old Nathan Mullings were among the first three to finish.
Lorna Rolle, a Customs Officer, was the first lady to reach the Police Station and came in fourth.
A snack and photo opportunities rewarded the athletes.
ASP Mortimer announced that another walk-a-thon would take place in February, date to be announced.