Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been an avid promoter of physical health and often shares how he remains in shape despite a hectic routine. On Sunday, Holness shared snapshots from a lengthy five-and-a-half-mile run to Port Royal as well as snippets from his Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run.
The prime minister’s lengthy trek began in the Palisadoes at Norman Manley International Airport. Holness steadily made his way along the Port Royal stretch, noting the therapeutic nature of the scenery, though he was not a fan of the waste littered on the road.
Enthralled by the community’s historic sites, Prime Minister Holness stopped for some detours along the way, such as St. Peter’s Church. But Holness was even more delighted by the community’s residents, who were happily surprised by his visit.
Leading by example, the prime minister was one of the many Jamaicans who participated in Sagicor Sigma Race Day on Sunday. The 5.5K (3.4 miles) run, walk, and wheelchair charity event was launched in 1999 and has raised over $500 million in funds since its inception. The charity run’s proceeds are used to purchase essential equipment for several local organizations, such as the Mustard Seed Communities, the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica AIDS Support for Life, and the Jamaica Cancer Society.
Following 2022’s fundraiser, which raised $52 million, a record-breaking $91,852,500 was raised at this year’s staging of the event. Prime Minister Holness congratulated the Sagicor team as well as the event’s participants.
“Congratulations to the Sagicor Group on another successful event, and congratulations to every participant who crossed the (finish) line this morning, whether you ran, walked, or wheeled,” Holness stated.
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