Lindo’s To Lindo’s Race To Be Held On March 8

February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lindo’s Group of Companies is hosting its annual Lindo’s to Lindo’s races on Sunday, March 8th.

The Lindo’s to Lindo’s is intended to be a fun family event for the public with the double purpose of raising funds and awareness of diabetes in Bermuda, to assist the Bermuda Diabetes Association.

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 and tee shirt if they are amongst the first 700 participants to register. There is also the chance to win a prize if additional funds are received through a pledge sheet available on line and attached to the entry forms. All participants who raise an additional $100 through pledges are eligible for a draw to win a round trip ticket for travel to the US East coast, generously donated by Jet Blue.

Zach Moniz, Lindo’s Family Foods Manager, said: “Diabetes awareness, prevention and care is an issue close to our hearts at Lindo’s and we are pleased to support the Bermuda Diabetes Association in their incredibly vital work. We encourage everybody to come out on March 8 to show their support and to enjoy the fresh air.”

Sara Bosch de Noya, Diabetes Educator, at the Bermuda Diabetes Association, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Lindo’s once again for the Lindo’s to Lindo’s. We are so grateful for the continued support of the Lindo’s family and for their commitment to helping Bermudians make healthy choices when it comes to food, ensuring they have access to fresh and healthy groceries.”

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
  • Late entry at Saturda numbers pick-up – $56

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 pick-up – $46

There is no entry fee for those who raise over $100 – those who raise over $100 but register late will have an entry fee of $16.

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. The funds raised this year will be of huge importance to the charity in the final stages of completing Bermuda’s first fully comprehensive Diabetes Resource Centre where all services necessary to support and educate those with diabetes will be available in one location.

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 4 at 5pm. Online registration is open until March 2nd.

Numbers can be picked up from St John’s Ambulance at 21 Point Finger Road on Saturday, March 7th from 9:30am until noon or from Lindo’s Family Foods in Warwick on Sunday morning 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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