The Race

The ICBL Family-Fun Walk & Run has become a major family fun event on Barbados’ sporting and recreational calendar.

Friday, April 28th, 2017, National Heroes' Day will mark the 8th year of this growing fun, health and family oriented event, which also serves a charitable purpose. This year the 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.

BACKGROUND

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 2300 registrants in 2015.

Over the previous seven 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. The Precious Touch Foundation, Hope Foundation and the QEH Asthma Bay were chosen.

THE ORGANISERS – ICBL

ICBL is the leading general insurance company in Barbados, writing business in motor, marine, home and travel insurance. The company also writes business in Group Health and Life, and individual life and pensions. ICBL is listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange and is a financially strong and stable entity.

ICBL has also been a conscientious corporate citizen supporting sports (Empire Cricket Club, the National Primary Schools Athletics Championships, and Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships) and youth organizations such as as Junior Achievement and the Barbados Youth Development Council (BYDC).