South American 10k launched

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President of the AAG,Aubrey Hutson [second from right] and members of the AAG. [iNews' Photo]
President of the AAG,Aubrey Hutson [second from right] and members of the AAG. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The first leg of the South American 10k will be held on October 26 with a number of international and local athletes expected to be a part of the event.

At the launching of the event on Friday, October 03, at the Guyana Olympic Association Headquarters, it was revealed that the top prize will be US$1,000.

Second place will receive US $600 while third; US$400, fourth; US$300 and fifth; US$200.

Meanwhile, the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) which will be responsible for the organizing of the event have made it crystal clear that the junior athletes competing at the event will not be receiving money whether they participate in the open or junior category.

However, the juniors will be receiving grants/vouchers worth US100 for first place, US$75 for second US$50 for third and US$25 for fourth.

The masters category will see the winner taking home $20,000 while second and third will receive $12,000 and $8,000 respectively in the 40-55 years category while the 56 and over category will receive $15,000, second $10,000 and third $5,000.

AAG’s President, Aubrey Hutson highlighted that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) will be providing significant medical assistance to the event as the race will have two ambulances on the course; one behind the last athlete and the other roaming the course in case of injured athletes. There will also be two doctors and five medics at the finish line.

Registration for the event will close on October 17. However, the AAG will accommodate late registration at a cost of $2,000.

All international athletes are expected to be in the country by October 25 as the AAG will be providing transportation and accommodation from said date to October 27 at the Sleepin Hotel.

Athletes arriving before or leaving after the dates will have to indicate to the association beforehand.

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