Race To The Morne

The greatest strength is the spirit of endurance.

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We are delighted that you have decided to register for our inaugural Race To The Morne. To help us make your experience the best possible please review the following information before registering.

  • Race Day: Saturday 1st February 2020 | 6:00 a.m.
  • Registration Fee:
    • 18 and over - $25
    • Under 18 - $15
    • Groups of ten - $20.00 per person
    • Day of the race - $30.00 (18 and over)
  • Daily Registration: Office of the Vice Principal, Library, *Reception, *Student Services, *DHS, *DTEMS, *DTEEA, *DAGRI
  • Campus Registration: Wednesday, 22nd and 29th January 2020 from 12 noon to 2pm
  • Grand Registration: Saturday 25th January 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Constitution Park, Castries and JQ Mall, Rodney Bay)
  • The race starts at the Derek Walcott Square and sees participants follow a route through La Toc Road until they get to Morne Fortune. The finish line is on SALCC Morne Campus. Eats and Drinks on sale after Race.

Important!

  1. Consult your doctor before deciding to participate especially if you have respiratory or heart problems.
  2. Ensure that you have trained adequately for the event. Even if you have trained run at your own pace. Do not attempt to perform beyond your capability.
  3. Get familiar with the run and know where to accelerate, reduce pace etc.
  4. Follow instructions from Race Officials and Emergency Personnel
  5. Wear appropriate footwear. Footwear should be lightweight, with proper cushioning and adequate grip. It should be comfortable and new shoes are not best for race day.
  6. Wear appropriate clothing. Clothing should be light coloured, made from light material that dries quickly and allow for free movement. Avoid long sleeves or sweat suits.
  7. If you become dizzy or nauseous, get the chills or cease to perspire, stop immediately. If breathing becomes difficult do not continue. Signal for assistance immediately. (Prescribed medications such as inhalers etc. must be on your person)
  8. Warm up and stretch before the race especially if it is cold. Also stretch and have a glucose drink at the end of the race.
  9. Avoid conditions where the temperature is above 98.6 degrees or the humidity is 70-80%.
  10. Avoid dehydration. Drink at least 10-15ozs of fluid at least 15 mins before the event.
  11. Ensure to drink water during the race and at the end of the race.
  12. Ensure that you have eaten properly at least 3-4 hours before the event.

Have a Pre Event Meal

The pre-competition meal provides a final opportunity to top up the muscle and liver fuel stores. A high-carbohydrate, low fat meal is the best choice. You might like to adapt one of your everyday meals to suit your event timetable, or you may have some special pre-game eating rituals. Larger meals should be consumed 3-4 hours prior to your event whilst lighter snacks can be consumed 1-2 hours beforehand. For events later in the day you might like to combine these strategies. We are all different in what feels comfortable and gives us confidence. Whatever you choose, make sure that you try it during training or practice matches to fine tune your plan - never do something new on the day of an important event.

Examples of suitable pre-event meals:

  • Cereal and milk or yoghurt
  • Toast, muffins or crumpets with jam or honey
  • Canned spaghetti on toast
  • Pancakes with syrup or honey
  • Fresh or canned fruit
  • Rice dishes with low-fat sauces, or creamed rice
  • Sandwiches or rolls with low-fat fillings
  • Fruit smoothie
  • Liquid meal supplement

The race begins at Derek Walcott Square, and continues through to La Toc Road and to the Morne Campus of Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. The Google Map below shows the exact race route.