– Pic taken from Jamaicaobserver.com (Monday, November 25, 2013)
The inaugural inter-parish cross-country road challenge, Ram Goat Run was held on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The ‘run’, brainchild of Sandals/ATL Group CEO Adam Stewart, was aimed at raising J$5m towards the purchase of a sterilizer for the children’s ward of the Cornwall Regional Hospital through the We Care Foundation. The sterilizer costs approximately US$60,000 and will help to save lives of thousands of children living in Western Jamaica once functioning. The We Care Foundation will donate all proceeds of the Ram Goat Run to help the pediatric ward of the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
The run set off from the Caymanas Golf and Polo Club in St Catherine at 8:45 am, with participants racking up points from various challenges linked to social media. Runners had to arrive at the Buccaneer’s Jerk Centre in Port Maria, St Mary by 2pm after following the route which took them from the South to North Coast via Flat Bridge, Mount Rosser and Ocho Rios. Teams then returned to the Caymanas Polo Club by 5 pm, via the Junction, Manor Park through Kingston route. The team with the most points at the end of the day was announced as winner at an after party at Caymanas Polo Club. On the return leg to St. Catherine, one of the runs objectives was to find and photograph the elusive Ram Goat. Our very own co-writer of SuGa Lifestyle, Suzanne Stanley emerged as the winner with her teammates, Michelle Ferguson and Nikolai Lewis.
Sponsors included Rainforest Seafoods, National Bakery, Wray & Nephew, Wisynco, Land Rover, Sandals, ATL Appliance Traders, Jamaica Observer, Fyah 105 FM, Fame FM, Jamaica National Building Society, CIBC, GraceKennedy, and Knightfox AppDesign.
Prizes included the Ram Goat Run Trophy; a week’s stay at an overseas Sandals or Beaches Resort or Weekend stays and day passes at Sandals Resorts, fuel vouchers, LED televisions, tablets, smartphones, spa treatments, Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours, ATL gift vouchers; and other varied sponsor prizes.