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Argus fun race to help ‘blow whistle on crime’

The Argus Group executive vice-president of property and casualty John Doherty

The Argus Group will sponsor the Crime Stoppers 5K Fun Run and Walk Road Race for the sixteenth consecutive year on Sunday.

The event is organised in association with Swan’s Running Club. The theme of this year’s event is: “Blow the whistle on crime.”

The annual race is designed to raise awareness and funding for Crime Stoppers Bermuda, a registered charity whose mission is to enable the public to make anonymous tips and aid law enforcement in solving crimes.

Crime Stoppers provides a hotline for tips, based in Miami to ensure anonymity, and offers rewards of up to $2,000 for tips that result in an arrest.

Prizes will be awarded throughout the event, with gift certificates being presented to first place in each category. Additionally, there will be prizes awarded at random, with a draw being taken from the registration numbers.

The event begins at 8am with the Juniors (8-15-year olds) 1.5-mile course, as well as all 5K walkers. The 5K runners will begin at 8.30am. The route starts in front of the Argus Building at 14 Wesley Street, looping through Hamilton to finish in front of the Argus Building.

The categories for the event are as follows: Juniors (8-11 years /1.5 miles) — male and female; Juniors (12-15 years /1.5 miles) — male and female; Youth (16-18 years) — male and female; Runners open (19-39) — male and female; Runners masters (40-plus) — male and female; Walkers — male and female.

Registration for the event is now open, with entry costing $35 for youths and adults, $15 for juniors and $27 for members of Swan’s Running Club. Forms can be completed online at https://www.racedayworld.com/Race/BM/Hamilton/CrimeStoppers5KRunandWalk any time before tomorrow.

Race numbers will be available for collection on Saturday between 10am and noon from the Argus Building.