The ICBL Family-Fun Walk & Run has become a major family fun event on Barbados’ sporting and recreational calendar.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018, National Heroes' Day will mark the 9th year of this growing fun, health and family oriented event, which also serves a charitable purpose. This year ICBL will again be donating part proceeds from the event to assist three charities.
Starting and finishing at ICBL headquarters on Roebuck Street, the event will once again feature its popular post-race Health Extravaganza. This extravaganza provides the opportunity for participants and other persons to interact with sponsors, sample and learn more about their products, take part in dance and fitness demos, receive health checks and turn the day into a relaxing and fun outing.
In 2010, a 5K fun race was introduced as an addition to ICBL's series of health awareness initiatives. This event was designed to encourage staff, clients and the general public to embrace healthier habits and a more active lifestyle. In 2013, the 10K run was introduced, adding to the continued growth of the event which saw over 3,500 registrants in 2017.
Over the previous eight years of the event, considerable financial donations were made to the QEH Asthma Bay to assist with the treatment of patients there. In 2015 the decision was made to increase the number of beneficiaries to three, with the public being asked to vote for their charity of choice. Precious Touch Foundation, Hope Foundation and the QEH Asthma Bay were chosen.
THE ORGANISERS – ICBL
Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) is Barbados’ only composite insurance provider, writing business in all areas of General, Life & Health Insurance. A stable and strong market leader established in 1978 as a statutory corporation and subsequently privatized in December 2000.
ICBL has been a conscientious corporate citizen supporting sports (the Barbados Pride Cricket Team, the Empire Cricket Team, the National Primary Schools Athletics Championships, and Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships) and youth, namely organizations such as Junior Achievement and the Barbados Youth Development Council (BYDC).
Consistently earning an A M Best rating of A- (Excellent) the company can definitely be regarded as a strong market leader in the industry. This year on April 1st, ICBL celebrates 40 years of business in the insurance industry.