Courts Annual 10K Road Race set for Sunday September 15
– Hutson urges athletes to be punctual
In keeping with its commitment to continuously promote sports, Courts Guyana has decided to pump in excess of two million dollars into its Annual 10K Road Race.
For an eighth occasion, the furniture giant is making it possible for athletes to showcase their ability over a 10-kilometre (km) distance.
The event is scheduled to be staged on September 15 from 06:00 hrs, and top and emerging athletes, as well as members of the general public, are all invited to compete in the event. Prizes in excess of two million dollars are up for the taking.
At a simple press conference, Courts Brand Manager Odetta Aaron said, “This partnership has been going on for a number of years, (and) it has been successful and fruitful. We are happy that we can host such an event in order to promote a healthy lifestyle; so we are happy to be on board with the Athletics Association of Guyana.”
President of the Athletics Association of Guyana, Aubrey Hutson, expressed gratitude for the partnership between the two entities, and said the AAG has now added the Golden Mile category to cater for the age ranges of 10-12 and 13-15 years.
“We will have our junior category, male and female category, and three masters’ categories. Our prize money remains the same, and we must say thanks to Courts for their continued support (of) this event. While it has been a staple event on the AAG calendar of events, we have seen the numbers grow every year.
“We plan to have a smoother event this year, where at 06:00 hrs we will be sending off our masters, open category and juniors. We have been receiving a lot of calls from athletes as to when this event will start, but we would like them to know that registration will close off one week prior to the launching of the race.
“We also would like to encourage our athletes to be on time for the event, as we will not be issuing bib numbers to those who turn up late.”
The senior category will be competed for $100,000, a hamper and trophy; while the Masters category will see the winner carting off $20,000.
Winner of the Senior Open category will pocket $100,000. There was an increase in prize money in last year’s event, and the same will occur this year.
Defending champions Winston Missinger of the GDF and Aliyah Moore of the Guyana Police Force will be keen to defend their titles in this 2019 edition.