The fight against cervical cancer continued on Saturday with the Dyette’s Feel The Teal 5k Walk and Run Road Race which took place around the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain.
With an increasing rate of infection across the nation, the event sought to reinforce the importance of getting tested for cervical cancer. The event, in its fourth edition, attracted approximately 390 participants from different categories, who ignored the prizes at stake, in favour of spreading the message.
Guswil George dominated the men’s category to storm home with the win, crossing the finish line after just 17 minutes and 55 seconds. He was followed into second position by Kayden Siewrattan who broke the ribbon at the finish in 18 minutes and 59 seconds, while Josh Fuller was third in 19 minutes and 18 seconds.
Among the women, it was Kelly Rampersad to walk away with the silverware for first place after 24 minutes and 30 seconds. Rampersad was the lone female participant to finish the race.
After the race, organiser Paige Ribeiro-Agard race director and co-founder said: “Feel the Teal 5K is more than just a race. It was intended to bring persons together to raise awareness about cervical cancer and how it can be prevented. The event brought families together (dogs included) from all over Trinidad for one common cause.”
“Let’s eradicate cervical cancer! One step at a time… From the race to the survivor’s story to the giveaways, while educating and of course some entertainment by Erphaan Alves, the day was indeed a success. I think everyone present definitely Felt the Teal! We at ASDF stay committed to the education, prevention & eradication of cervical cancer.”
Male: 1 Guswil George 17.55, 2 Kayden Siewrattan 18.59, 3 Josh Fuller 19.18
Female: 1 Kelly Rampersad 24.30
12 & Under
Male: 1 Maceo Lindsay 25.00
Female: 1 Jette Lue Choy 51.36
Male: 1 Asheesh Singh 27.21
Female: 1 Kimberly Bird 32.12
Male: 1 Afza Mohammed 26.06
Female: 1 Susannah Joefield 30.46