Hot on the heels of announcing their innaugural 5K Run, Team Jamaica Bickle and Awesome Power Track Club (TJB/AP) have gotten a major boost from the Reggae Marathon, held in Negril Jamaica. The established annual calendar event, will be providing the grand prize for the top male and female 5K winner—automatic entry to the Reggae Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K. The 5K has also garnered support from The Jamaica Tourist Board and Air Jamaica, who are securing hotel accommodations and air fares for the two top runners.

 

The annual Reggae Marathon will be held on December 3, 2011 in Negril, Jamaica W.I. And is a premier event on the marathon Calendar having grown tremendously since its inception, attracting sports enthusiasts worldwide.

 

The Team Jamaica Bickle-Awesome Power 5K will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Baisley Pond Park, Queens NY and is a USATF Sanctioned event. The first event will kick off at 10am with the award ceremony scheduled for noon.  Race-day registration is at 8am. Pre-registration is now open through Tuesday October 11, at http://www.baisleypark5k.com/.

 

“The meet has attracted the top runners from various clubs across the state,” says Sean Phillips of Awesome Power T.C., “because our ‘grand prize’ is very attractive. We have been getting a lot of positive feedback from the community and various groups familiar with the work that Team Jamaica Bickle and Awesome Power Track Club does.”

 

The meet seeks to encourage healthy lifestyles, and is a fundraiser for the organizations’ numerous programs throughout the year, which range from hosting approximately 750 athletes and coaches at the annual Penn Relays to providing scholarship disbursements to educational institutions and athletes.

 

Participants can register for a 5K Run, a 5K Walk and a 1 Mile Run, open to varying age categories ranging from 8 to 100.  There will be prizes for the top 3 in each age division.

 

Generous support is also being provided by Nutrilite, sports drink & supplements, Jamaica National Money Transfers, Optimum Dental, Sam’s Caribbean Marketplace, Footprints Café, The Door Restaurant, Hibiscus Day Spa, Images Newsletter, Zync TV and www.fevereyes.com.

Persons interested in registering or seeking information may call 347.676.1969 or 718.523.2861.

 

About Team Jamaica Bickle

Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), is the leading organization in sports, providing support services for Caribbean athletes who compete at the annual Penn Relays Carnival, held at the University of Pennsylvania, (UPENN) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Since 1994, Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) has played an active role in the development and care of the athletes through its ‘Hospitality Initiative,’ which has been a superb, necessary, and enriching program for the athletes.
Team Jamaica Bickle, Inc., (TJB) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Its main offices are based in New York State, with its affiliate chapter based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A support group, the Young Friends of Team Jamaica Bickle, (headed by co-founder, Blane Stoddard), is also based in Philadelphia, Pennyslvania. TJB’s mission is embodied in the motto, ‘Our Athletes, Our Ambassadors’.  Its founder is the current CEO, Irwine G. Clare, Snr., OD.

 

About Awesome Power Track Club

Awesome Power Track Club was formed in 2003 by Coach Sean Phillips. His goal was to provide a safe haven for athletes after school where scholarship and character building would be priority. The athletes are taught time management skills as practices are regularly scheduled and club participation is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. Awesome Power Track Club provides an important service to the community through enrichment programs for the athletes and utilizes all resources in the hopes of obtaining collegiate scholarships for each athlete.

 

About The Reggae Marathon

The Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon is Jamaica’s premier International Marathon Event. Marathoners, sports enthusiasts as well as beginners, converge in Negril, Jamaica’s capital of casual, for a fun event characterized by good vibes and lots of Reggae music.

About USATF

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. Led by President Stephanie Hightower and interim CEO Michael McNees, USATF is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization with a staff of professional program administrators at the National Office in Indianapolis.