Digicel 5K for Special Needs
RACE DAY INFO
Greetings!

Thank you for supporting the Digicel 5K Run for Special Needs!

With YOUR help, five of Jamaica’s community-based institutions, schools and group will continue to do exceptional work to improve the lives of persons with Special Needs.

Get ready and set, to experience a night like no other, racing through the streets of downtown Kingston. See our race guide below and get ready to have the time of your life!

See you on the road,

Running Events Jamaica
YOUR RACE DAY PREP GUIDE
GET YOUR RACE PACKETS

This is the last day to collect your race number on Friday, October 4 from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Digicel Headquarters, 14 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston.

To collect a race number, bring a hard or soft copy of the receipt and have your government issued or student ID ready to show.

Designated parking is at the Old Fisheries Car Park with a short walk to the entry gate on West Street.
AVOID TRAFFIC CONGESTION

On race night, arrive in Downtown before 6:00pm using any of the easy access corridors via Church Street, East Street, South Camp Road and Marcus Garvey Drive. The eight (8) secured parking lots and staging area at the rear of the Digicel building on Port Royal Street open at 4:00pm with amusement and other activities including the popular pre-race aerobic warm-up at 6:20pm.

If you wish to leave before the roads reopen at 8:30pm, we suggest you park at either the Myers, Fletcher & Gordon lots, the Old Fisheries Complex or at the Downtown Transport Center. 

TIMELINESS IS EVERYTHING

The Wheelchair race starts at 7:00pm, the Run + Fun race at 7:05pm, followed by the Walk race at 7:15pm. The start line will close at 7:45pm.

The Digicel 5K will once again feature MYLAPS BibTag timing. Do not bend or fold your race bib as you may damage the chip and this will affect your race time. You must cross the mats at the start and finish to get an accurate race time. The number one complaint, "I didn't get a chip time" is solved by not covering your bib while starting/stoppng your watch, and not jamming up close to others as you cross the timing mats. Our Chip Timing Guidelines will tell you more.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

All roads leading to the race route and staging area will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Parking is not permitted along the race route and on the streets in and around the staging area. The Digicel 5K starts on Ocean Boulevard and loops through downtown Kingston before finishing on Port Royal Street. View the race + parking map HERE!

STAGING AREA ACCESS

The race staging area will only be accessible to registered participants. If you plan to come with a spouse, friend, child or support crew, they will need special supporter armbands. Contribution is $500 - available for purchase when collecting your race packet. NO BIB or SUPPORTER ARMBAND = NO ENTRY.

RACE DAY EATS

Have a good breakfast, a lighter lunch and a pre-race snack at 5:00pm allowing 2 hours for digestion. Start hydrating from the day before and throughout race day. Be sure to drink 8ozs of water at least 20 minutes before the start and refuel at the hydration stations along the route and at the finish line.

RUN SAFE

We sincerely wish to keep our race-ready medical team idle. Please run within yourself and listen to your body. Should you feel any discomfort during the race, go to the nearest aid station or to the nearest course marshal and ask for assistance. In case of emergency, PLEASE CALL (876) 351-6956 for immediate assistance. This number is also printed on your race bib.

AFTER-PARTY

In true Digicel style, the post-race activities will feature live entertainment and lots of prizes, surprises and giveaways.

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