Trophies for fastest walkers

POSTED: 04/13/12 4:30 PM

St. Maarten – The Journey for Education Foundation will be recognizing the three fastest walkers during its annual walkathon, which will be held this Saturday beginning at 5:00 a.m at Le Grand Marche Shopping Center on the Bush Road.

This is the 30th year that JFE hosts the walkathon and decided to recognize the first three persons who complete the walk to the Marigot waterfront. Three trophies were sponsored by Cigar Factory for the fastest walkers.

“We wanted to do something special and seeing the competitive spirit that has developed with walkers boasting of breaking records to be the first to complete the trek from the Dutch side to the French side,” JFE President Rolando Tobias stated in a release.

There are still a few tickets available and interested walkers can contact any member of the Journey for Education Foundation. The walkathon begins at 5am at Le Grand Marche Bush Road, going over the Cole Bay Hill, across union road, over the border and ending at the Marigot waterfront. Walkers will be treated to a breakfast of salt fish and journey cakes at the end point.

For the past 30 years, Journey for Education Foundation has been organizing two major fundraising events annually; the annual dinner and walkathon. Proceeds from both events are handed out to students seeking tertiary education.

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