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Runners’ chance to lower crime

Runners and walkers will get the chance to play their part in reducing crime in Bermuda when they take to the road in this month's Argus Crime Stoppers 5K.

Organised by Swan's Running Club, the event will take place on Sunday, October 20 alongside a 2.5K race for juniors aged eight to 15 years.

The races are intended to raise awareness for Crime Stoppers Bermuda, a civilian community service, which enables anyone with details of criminal activity to report such information without fear of exposure or retribution by calling its confidential 24/7 hotline 800-TIPS (8477) or by logging on to its website www.crimestoppers.bm.

Raphael Simons, Chairman of Crime Stoppers Bermuda, said: “The annual Argus Crime Stoppers 5K Road Race & Walk provides an opportunity for Crime Stoppers to educate the community on the importance of community safety and speaking up about crime.

“Rewards of up to $2,000 are offered for information leading to a successful arrest or seizure of illegal drugs and firearms.”

Alison Hill, Chief Executive Officer of the Argus Group who are again sponsoring the races, said: The Argus Group is pleased to once again support the annual walk and run to raise awareness for Crime Stoppers. Sunday morning is a wonderful opportunity for friends and families to come out, get active and recognise the importance of protecting our community.”

Everyone who takes part in the race will be eligible to win a $500 travel voucher and there is a $1,000 prize for the school with the largest number of students entered in the junior event. In addition, the first 500 people to register will receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt.

Runners will be split into the following age categories: youth (16-18 years), open (19-39 years), masters (40-49 years), seniors (50-59 years) and veterans (60+ years). There will be a trophy/plaque for the male and female first and second place finishers in all age groups, as well as a third place prize for male and females in all age groups. Race participants are encouraged to wear crime fighter inspired costumes on race day; a prize will be awarded to the best dressed male and female.

Registration is available online at www.racedayworld.com. Alternatively, entry forms can be collected from the Argus offices at 14 Wesley Street, Hamilton. Paper entry forms must be returned to the Argus offices by 4.30pm next Wednesday. Online entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, October 18. The entry fee is $35 for adults/youths (there is a reduced fee of $27 for Swan's Running Club members) and $15 for juniors.

Race numbers should be picked up on Saturday, October 19, between 10am and noon at the Argus building. Late registration will be accepted during this time for an extra fee of $5. There will be no late entries allowed on race day.

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Published October 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm (Updated October 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm)

Runners’ chance to lower crime

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