Marksman, a member of the Guardsman Group of Companies, and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), have joined forces in support of the Digicel Foundation 5K Night Run/Walk that is scheduled to take place in Downtown Kingston on Saturday, October 26, 2013. “Marksman is thrilled to again be a partner in the Digicel Foundation’s staging of their 5K Night Run/Walk. Not only are we in full support of their philanthropic efforts of increasing funds and awareness around our Special Needs Community, but we are also desirous to support the initiative of re-establishing and restoring security and peace of mind in Downtown Kingston,” noted Omri Chin, General Manager at Marksman. Chin further noted that Marksman will be providing guards equipped with dogs in all parking lots to safeguard parked vehicles. The company will also be providing armed mobile patrols along the entire 5K route to ensure the safety of those participating. “Last year was incident free and as this exciting event grows in participants, so will our security presence. We encourage all participants to feel secure in the fact that Marksman will be collaborating tightly with Digicel, the Jamaica Constabulary Force and KSAC to ensure that maximum security will be provided to all patrons that come out to get fit and support a worthwhile cause,” Chin said. Similarly, Linval Phoenix, Deputy Superintendent at the Kingston Central Police Station in Downtown Kingston, noted the JCF’s support of the Special Needs community and Downtown Kingston. “The JCF is committed to working with external agencies that seek to progress the development of Jamaica and Downtown Kingston. Therefore, we are more than happy to partner with Digicel for their 5K. This event provides an opportunity for the JCF and corporate Jamaica to work together, especially as it seeks to support the Special Needs community. It is a win-win situation for us to partner with the Digicel Foundation on this event,” remarked Deputy Superintendent Phoenix. The Run/Walk will begin at Digicel’s Downtown Headquarters at 7:00 p.m. Presentation of prizes will follow immediately after the race as the event will be chip timed using the Mylaps Bib Tag system. Proceeds from the event will be donated to 11 special needs schools and organizations. These are: NAZ Children’s Centre, Genesis Academy, the STEP Centre, Mustard Seed Communities, Liberty Academy, Early Stimulation Plus, the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities, Jamaica Autism Support Association, Jamaica Association for the Blind, Jamaica Association for the Deaf and the Jamaica Downs Syndrome Foundation. “We want to thank both Marksman and the JCF for their unwavering support of the Digicel Foundation 5K Night Run/Walk,” noted Samantha Chantrelle, Executive Director of the Digicel Foundation. “Patrons can walk or run with the knowledge that attentive security will be provided on the ground throughout the entire event. With this in mind, I encourage persons to sign up and help us shine a light on Special Needs.” A donation of $1000 is requested for registration. Registration can be completed online at www.runningeventsja.com through the use of a credit or debit card. Registration closes on Monday, October 6.