$10,000 raised during Inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Botanic 5K

Nearly 150 people entered the first-ever Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park’s fundraising 5K, Sunday (June 13) morning.

“We had 146 participants and we are proud to offer a new event that by all accounts, was a fun and pleasant race for all involved,” said Tourism Attraction Board Director, Patrick Thompson.

The overall winner and first back to the finish line was Marius Acker with a time of 19 minutes 45:82 seconds. Wes Heistand crossed the line second with a time of 20 minutes 47:13 seconds, just ahead of Adam Leak 21 minutes 29:04 seconds who snagged third overall.

The fastest female finisher was Jess Ormond with a time of 25 minutes 14:48 seconds, second and third over the line for the women were Emmaculate Mutuku and Caroline Warnock-Smith with times of 27:22.71 and 28:26.39 respectively.

Organisers confirmed approximately CI$10,000 was raised during the 5K walk/run which will benefit the Park’s Children’s Garden, currently still under development.

Governor Martyn Roper, far left joins race officials and tourism minster Kenneth Bryan, far right. Photo: Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

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