AS the sporting world continues to adapt to the covid19 pandemic, the 2020 Scotiabank Women against breast cancer 5K is now set to be a virtual event with a few changes, as well as new additions.
This year's event will be held on October 10 from 3-6 pm. It is the 22nd staging of the event from which all proceeds are donated to the TT Cancer Society and is done to raise awareness of the disease.
It will now feature yoga, zumba, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and a segment focusing on adaptive exercises for people with limited mobility.
There will also be live music courtesy DJ Ana and DJ Private Ryan.
And “everything about it is virtual” according to Scotiabank’s corporate communications and corporate social responsibility manager Cindy Mohammed, which includes registration and payment of fees on its website.
The registration fee, which is usually $100, has been reduced to $50. And, in this year's edition, the participants are no longer limited to women only as anyone can participate.
Mohammed said, “We’ve been getting a lot of traction on social media. People are excited and they love the fact that something is still happening.
“And the team is very excited too since we are doing it in a very innovative way. And the cause remains very dear to us – it’s been 22 years, even though we cannot gather and form the usual sea of women around the (Queen's Park) Savannah.
"Most people don’t participate for the competition aspect but to honour someone they know or knew.”
Some of the instructors include Kaylan Bartholomew, health coach and yoga instructor, zumba instructors Nadia and Andy, personal trainer Jenna Camacho and occupational therapist Priya Gomes.
To date, Scotiabank has helped approximately 20,000 women with free breast cancer screening with the proceeds of this event.
Visit tt.scotiabank.com/virtualswabc5k for details and to register.