The route will take participants east from Caribbean Cinemas onto the Allan Bousquet Highway, up to Mount Serpant, down into Grand Riviere then through to Corinth where walkers will make an exit onto the Castries Gros Islet Highway via the CO Williams bridge and proceed back to the starting point.
Member of the Public Service Day Events Planning Committee Michael “Migit” Pierre says the route is approximately seven miles and can be an enjoyable challenge for all participants.
“We are providing a lot of incentives – the first twenty males and females will receive gold medals; the second twenty males and females will receive silver medals and the third set of twenty males and females will receive bronze medals – so in total we are giving one hundred and twenty medals; so even if participants don’t come in the first three they can rest assured they will receive a token of appreciation”.
In addition the youngest female and male finishers under twelve will each receive trophies and the oldest male and female finishers over fifty will also receive trophies. The first three finishers overall will also be rewarded with trophies.
Organisers are inviting citizens to come out and support the Public Service walk this coming Sunday.
“The registration for the fun walk is $10 and that entitles participants to a t-shirt, a registration number which will make it easier for us to tabulate results and avoid any delays. The registration also entitles participants to water throughout the walk and fruits at the end. Registration can be done at all government Ministries so we are appealing to people to take advantage of the registration and in addition there will be registration on the day of the walk, half an hour before the start time”.
The Public Service walk commences from 6am.