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.
Friends of the Environment held the Third Annual Turtle Trot in Hope Town and their first ever in Marsh Harbour on November 27 and 30 respectively with nearly one hundred persons participating between the two events.
The third annual Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend is slated to take place in Treasure Cay from March 21 – 24, 2014. The scenic resort location lends a gorgeous backdrop to the races, including one of the Top 10 beaches in the world and smooth, flat roads perfect for biking and running.
Over fifty runners came to compete in the Jingle Jog 5K and more than twenty children signed up for the 1 Mile Fun Run. The Jingle Jog was held on Man-O-War on December 14. Some embraced the season and came to the run dressed in Santa Hats or costumes. The event was set to start at 9:30 am.
The sun came out for the second annual Hope Town Turtle Trot, a 5K fun run/walk which benefited Friends of the Environment’s marine conservation and education programs. The event was presented by H.G. Christie and sponsored by Hope Town Inn and Marina, Hummingbird Art Gallery and the Abaco Tourism Office.
The 2nd Annual Christian Counselling Center (CCC) Walk was held at 7 a.m. on November 10 at the BAIC Park. Participants were greeted by members from the center to register for the 5K or 10K walk/run event, and they received free T-shirts. Following a prayer by Anthony Swain, runners were asked to take their places at the front of the line while those who opted to walk brought up the rear. The route took them to the Shervin Archer Circle (airport roundabout) and back around to the BAIC Park.