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Each Mind Matters

The race, in its 15th year, will run off on Sunday 28th October with a mental health theme, ‘Each Mind Matters’. In her remarks Minister Cudjoe confirmed that the Ministry and the Government are committed to moving “mental health treatment beyond treatment oriented programmes in the health care system to include broader approaches.” She noted that her Ministry’s business was holistic, including physical and mental health. She said she enthusiastically looks forward to participating in this year’s race and went on to commend The UWI for being ahead of the curve by already implementing facets of the soon-to-be launched National Sport Policy 2017–2027.

Director of UWI SPEC, Olympian Grace Jackson will serve as Race Director for her first time and seeded runners include defending champion Richer Cobas (Mexico), Pedro Mora (Venezuela) and Junior Ashton (St. Vincent). Top local runners (male) will include Matthew Hagley, Curtis Cox, Shirvan Baboolal, Richard Jones, Anthony Phillip and George Smith. Female champion for 2017, Tonya Nero, will not defend her title due to academic commitments but those to watch include Caroline Njoroge (Nigeria) and Cecilia Mobuchon (French St. Martin) and locals Celine Lestrade, Samantha Shukla, Dominique Martineau and Chantel Le Maitre.

Registration for the UWI SPEC Half-Marathon is open at