Lindo’s To Lindo’s Race Set For March 3rd

February 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lindo’s Group of Companies will once again be hosting its annual Lindo’s to Lindo’s races will take place on Sunday, March 3rd.

The Lindo’s to Lindo’s is intended to be a fun way to get the public outside with friends and family and to raise awareness of diabetes in Bermuda and funds for the Bermuda Diabetes Association.

This year, the Bermuda Diabetes Association is celebrating their 40th year of providing support for those with diabetes and working with the public on diabetes prevention.

Participants will take the usual route between Lindo’s Family Foods in Warwick and Lindo’s Market in Devonshire, along South Road and Middle Road for a 10-kilometre run or a 4-mile walk.

In addition to raising money for a good cause, entrants will also secure a goodie bag if they are amongst the first 1,000 participants to register. There are also prizes on offer for those who raise funds for the Bermuda Diabetes Association and put in the best times. Every participant who raises $100 or more in pledges will be entered in a draw to win a pair of round-trip tickets generously provided by JetBlue.

Zach Moniz, Lindo’s Family Foods Manager, said: “At Lindo’s we make it our mission to give Bermudians access to fresh, delicious and healthy foods and we want to encourage people to live their life to the fullest by making healthy life choices.

“We are proud to support the incredibly valuable work that the Bermuda Diabetes Association does for Bermuda. We hope that people take this opportunity to get out into the fresh air on Sunday morning with their loved ones and celebrate their health.”

Sara Bosch de Noya, Diabetes Educator, at the Bermuda Diabetes Association, said: “We are proud to continue our partnership with Lindo’s for this year’s Lindo’s to Lindo’s and very grateful for their continued support. While we are pleased to be celebrating 40 years of helping the public, we recognise there is much work to be done. With the funds raised by the annual Lindo’s to Lindo’s, one of our biggest fundraisers, we are closer than ever to opening our dedicated Diabetes Centre to provide even more resources and services for those with diabetes in the community.”

Prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories for the 10K Run:

  • Male and Female Overall
  • Male and Female Junior [aged over 12 and under 20]
  • Open [aged 20 to 39]
  • Master [aged 40 to 49]
  • Senior Master [aged 50 to 59]
  • Veteran [aged 60 to 64]
  • Senior Veteran [aged 65 to 69],
  • Experienced Veteran [aged 70+]

There will be awards for the first male and female finishers of Italian descent, in memory of Aldo Balia.

There will also be prizes for the fastest competitive walkers in the 4-Mile Walk and prizes for the school and company that enter the most students or employees to either event.

The 10K Run will begin at 8:30am and the entrance fees are as follows:

  • Adults – $41
  • Juniors [over 12 and under 20 on race day] – $21
  • MAAC gold members – $8
  • MAAC Members – $31

The 4-Mile Walk will begin with competitive walkers at 8:30am and fun walkers at 8:35am. The costs for entry are:

  • Adults – $31
  • Juniors [under 20 on race day] – $21
  • Late entry at Saturday numbers pickup – $46

There is no entry fee for those who raise over $100, or a reduced fee of $15 for those registering late.

The charity’s work is vital in Bermuda which has an extraordinarily high rate of diabetes of 13 per cent, almost twice the global average.

Those who want to take part can register online at www.racedayworld.com, pick up a form at Lindo’s stores or print off an entrance form here.

Completed forms and payment can be dropped off at either Lindo’s store, Sportseller, or The Diabetes Resource Centre [2 Dundonald Street, Hamilton] by Wednesday, February 27 at 5pm. Online registration is open until March 2nd.

Numbers can be picked up from the National Sports Centre Pavilion on Saturday, March 2nd from 9:30am until noon or from Lindo’s Family Foods in Warwick on Sunday before the race.

The races have been organised in conjunction with the BDA and the Mid Atlantic Athletic Club and has been sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association. Tee shirts have been kindly sponsored by Validus.

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