The “Sigma Corporate Run” is a 5K (3.5 mile) Run, Walk, Wheelchair event that began in 1999 in Downtown Kingston at Breezy Castle with a target of $500,000.00 for the Jamaica Foundation for Cardiac Disease. The theme was “Straight from the Heart” with 297 finishers. Since then, PanCaribbean’s Sigma Corporate Run moved to Emancipation Park in New Kingston and has grown consistently – in its 13th year, over $15M was raised with almost 15,000 registrants.
It has been an amazing turn out so far, and we hope it can continue for a long time. We’ve seen so many people from all walks of life cross the finish line over the years; most of them wearing custom tank tops that showcase the event logo on the front. How cool is that? You can learn about how to do this yourself with places like Imprint – https://imprint.com/shop/custom-apparel/tank-tops. This in itself can help to further spread the awareness of this event, and even if people don’t take part themselves, they may be able to find ways to donate or to raise money through other means. It’s fantastic, and we can’t wait to see what this year will bring.
Over the years, funds raised have purchased much needed equipment for charities such as Sophie’s Place & Mustard Seed Communities; The University Hospital Labour Ward; Jamaica AIDS Support for Life; The Renal Units of the Cornwall Regional, University Hospital and Kingston Public Hospitals and in 2011, the Victoria Jubilee Hospital Neo Natal Care Unit. The 2012 recipient, Chain of Hope Jamaica will benefit from all funds raised under the Patronage of Her Excellency The Hon. Lady Patricia Allen, Dr. The Hon. Usain Bolt, OJ and Dr. The Hon. R. Danny Williams and with the support of our partners, sponsors, participants and other donors.
2011 Registration: 126 Corporate Companies, 85 Non-Corporate Groups and 777 Individuals for a total of 14,729 persons; 6,761 runners, an increase of 40% and 7,954 walkers, an increase of 25%.
PARTNERS: The National Health Fund, Reggae Marathon, Sagicor
PANCARIBBEAN’S SIGMA CORPORATE RUN – FEBRUARY 19, 2012
- CHARITY: Chain of Hope Jamaica
- FOCUS: Assisting the cardiac programme of The Bustamante Hospital for Children
- PATRONS: Her Excellency The Most Hon. Lady Patricia Allen, Dr. The Hon. R.Danvers ‘Danny’ Williams OJ, CD, Hon. LLD., J.P., CLU, Dr. The Hon. Usain Bolt O.J., C.D.
- TARGET: at least $50,000,000 (Fifty Million Dollars)
- REGISTRATION OPENS: January 2, 2012
- REGISTRATION CLOSES: February 3, 2012
- FEES: Teams up to 75 – $55,000, over 75 – an additional $700 per person;
Pre aerobic warm-up with Karelle of JamFit – 6:46 a.m.
Wheelchair- 7:30 a.m.
Run- 7:35 a.m.
Walk- 7:40 a.m
MC Jenny Jenny
The Gleaner Company Ltd.
National Baking Company Ltd.
RJR Communications Group
Advertising & Marketing
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. Ltd.
National Outdoor Advertising
Jamdammers Running Club
Sports Medicine Association
•Wheelchair M/F (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
•Individual M/F Walk/Run (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
•Corporate M/F Walk/Run (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
•Under 16 M/F Open
•Overall 1st place Corporate Walk Team
•Overall 1st place Corporate Run Team
•Largest Corporate Team
•Best T-shirt Design
•Executive Management Award (1st, 2nd, 3rd)