The second event on Barbados’ 50th Independence celebrations calendar comes off Thursday, Errol Barrow Day, with a run and a concert.
Chairman of the celebrations secretariat Senator Maxine McClean explained that the 13.6 kilometre run would start at Independence Square and end at the Glebe, St George and would be followed by a sunset concert.
“In this golden year of Barbados’ Independence it is important that we as Barbadians celebrate the legacy of nationhood that the Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow worked so tirelessly to establish. This is part of that celebration,” she said at a press conference yesterday at Old City Hall in The City.
McClean revealed that 175 athletes would participate in the run with the Broken Trident which would change hands at intervals during the exercise.
Those participating in the run include outstanding athletes Jim Weddurburn, George Payne, Noel Lynch, Frieda Nicholls and Tanya Oxley.
McClean explained that the concert would feature some talented young Barbadians and would have special meaning.
“It is more than an entertainment event. It is an attempt to showcase the talent of our young people who by their hard commitment to their craft will be able to share not only with the community of St George, but with the people of Barbados.”