Fast Track’s Relay for Cancer initiative moving full steam ahead into Sixth Anniversary

Pharez Cooper (left) and Ravanno Ferguson (right), of Fast Track Management introduced Relay for Cancer, which is scheduled for this coming Saturday, October 14

Fast Track Management’s Annual Relay for Cancer has become a consistent fixture in the month of October, which is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For the sixth year in a row, Fast Track will paint the road pink this coming Saturday, October 14 at Taino Beach. The races begin at 6:00 a.m. with a 10K fun, run, walk, followed by the 5K run at 6:45 a.m. and ending with the “4x1” mile race at 7:30 a.m.

Over the years Fast Track has donated proceeds from the event to assist various cancer organizations on the island and this year will be no different, according to Fast Track president Ravanno Ferguson.

“We’ve been donating to the Cancer Association and various cancer organizations for the last six years. And it’s an exciting race, because not only is it a 5K and a 10K; we introduced the 10K last year.

“But now we have the 4x1 mile that a lot of people look forward to,” Ferguson expressed. “A lot of people can’t do the three miles or the six miles, but you could come and put your foot down and run a mile, which is two laps around the Taino Beach facility.”

The relay portion of the event will feature a number of teams in different divisions: corporate, schools, clubs and moms with strollers. Teams can consist of two to four persons and members of the teams cannot run consecutively.

“That’s an exciting aspect; even the family section. We have quite a few people who look forward to that every year, because they run as a family to that event. And it’s a great precursor to the Iron Kids Triathlon as well, because they’ll be running the same route for that event.”

While the 10K was introduced last year, another segment to the ever growing road event, will introduce a new and younger age division this year.

“We’re excited to announced the Under 10 Division, which will be 800 meters. So, we’re going to try and get the kids out and they’ll only have to do one lap around the Taino Beach facility. So we’ve broadened the aspect of it; moving towards more of a cross country aspect to the schools as well.

“I think this year is going to be just as successful as any other year and we’re looking forward to having a good time.”

Registration for the Relay for Cancer is still ongoing.

For more information on how to get signed up you can contact 727-6826.

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