Guardian Group Jamaica to host two 5K Night Runs for 4 Hospitals


Photo above: L-R Member of Parliament for South East St. Andrew Julian Robinson, President of Guardian General Jamaica , Karen Bhoorasingh, Race Patrons Olympian Nesta Carter and Dr Sara Lawrence and President of Guardian Life Limited, Eric Hosin 

Guardian Group Jamaica (Guardian Life Limited and Guardian General Jamaica) announced during the official launch event of its Guardian Group “Keep it Alive” 5K Night Runs, that they will be staging two 5K events in 2015, in aid of four hospitals.

The President of Guardian Life Limited, Eric Hosin, made the announcement on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at the Talk of the Town, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel where the launch event was held. Hosin noted that the Group will be doubling its efforts to raise more funds to donate to the selected beneficiaries for this year’s race events.

The Group’s 5K races are scheduled for Kingston on Saturday April 18, 2015 and for the first time Guardian Group will stage its “Keep it Alive” 5K night run in Montego Bay on Saturday April 25, 2015. Both races begin at 7:00 p.m.

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) will benefit from the proceeds of the Kingston run, while the Cornwall Regional Hospital and the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital will benefit from the proceeds of the Montego Bay event.

“Last year we raised over $9M, which benefitted the UHWI and VJH, and this year we want to far exceed that amount; the more money we raise, the more help the hospitals receive”, he noted.

Guardian Group hosted its inaugural 5K race event last year, June 21, in Kingston and had a record turnout for a first time event, with over 6000 participants.

President of Guardian General Insurance Jamaica Limited, Karen Bhoorasingh, during her remarks encouraged the guests in attendance to spread the word to their family, friends and colleagues to sign up for the races and help to contribute to development of the health care sector.

She also urged persons to take care on the roads during the race events; taking heed to road closure signs as well as following the directives of the police and other race officials.

“Last year, the race was incident free- and we would like this record to remain intact”, she noted.

As it was at last year’s event, there will be an ‘After Race Lyme’ at both events, where the awards will be presented as well as an entertainment package featuring performances by local artistes. Only race participants are allowed in the venue for the After Race Lyme.

Persons interested in registering for either or both races can visit the event website at or call the 5K Secretariat at 927-4105; persons can also ‘like’ the Facebook page at to get all the latest information on the race.

For more information on the race, click HERE for more details .

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