Deputy governor enters fun run

| 04/04/2013

Franz-Manderson.gif(CICC): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has pledged to participate in the first annual BDO Cadet Corps 5K Fun Run, set to take place Sunday April 7th. Manderson will also be the Official Patron of the event, which is intended to benefit the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICC), a youth organisation for secondary school students between the ages of 12 and 17. The programme is designed to teach the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, responsibility and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling self-esteem, teamwork and self-discipline.

“As a participant and Patron, I am excited to be involved in the inaugural BDO Cadet Corps 10K and 5K run in support of Cayman Islands Cadet Corps,” said the Deputy Governor. “I encourage all civil servants to join in and do something positive for both their health and colleagues,” he added.

There is also a 10K format race, which allows entrants to participate as individuals as well as part of a team of four.  The race is scored similarly to a cross country competition, where each runner completes the course, and the individual scores are added together to compile an overall team score. A children’s race is also scheduled to take place.

Mr. Manderson is hopeful the CICC run will appeal to civil servants. “I hope with initiatives such as this run, we can inspire Cayman to become more active,” said Mr. Manderson. “Introducing our youth and future leaders to the sport of running is something I’m passionate about and hope to see reflected especially through participation from our civil servants,” he said.

“BDO is delighted to provide support to the Cadet Corps”, said Director Russell Smith, adding, “With the assistance of organizers, Race Caribbean, BDO Cayman is confident the inaugural race will be a tremendous success, and the Cadet Corps’ event will become a key fixture in the annual sporting calendar.”

The event is also supported by Tower Marketing and Caribbean Creations. Organisers are seeking additional funds from the local business community, who can email for information about sponsorship opportunities. Runners can register online at or visit for more information.

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