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Walkers and runners are being encouraged to get into shape in preparation for the Natural Heritage Department’s (NHD) 11th annual De Heart Uh Barbados 10k Run and 5K Walk.

The event, which forms part of Environment Month celebrations, comes off on Saturday, June 15, and will start and finish at the Project House, No. 1 Sturges, St. Thomas, with the Run beginning at 6:00 a.m. and the Walk at 6:15 a.m.

Participants are asked to register early as no same day registration will be allowed. Registration forms are available from the Surfside Gym, National Sports Council, the Gymnasium, Little League Gym and the NHD, and must be returned by Thursday, June 13.

Interested persons may also call 438-7761 or email heritage@barbados.gov.bb or elitesports02@hotmail.com for further details.

The event, which is designed to get the community involved in physical activity, will start at Sturges, and move along Highway Two; pass the Sturges Plantation; onto Bloombury; Orchard; Canefield Road pass the Challenor School and the Canefield Plantation; Fortress Hill; Lion Castle Tenantry; pass the St. Thomas Post Office onto 2nd Avenue Welchman Hall; Bryan Road; and on to Allen View, before climaxing on the NHD grounds.

Prizes will be given to the first male and female finishes in each age category which include, the under-15 (walk only,’, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, NULL, NULL, 0); the under 20; the 20-29; 30-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; and 65-69.

julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb

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