Dominica to participate at CARICOM 10k Road Race in Trinidad 

Two athletes and a chaperone left state on Friday to represent Dominica at the Caricom 10K to be held in Trinidad.

Dominica to participate at CARICOM 10k Road Race in Trinidad 
Dominica to participate at CARICOM 10k Road Race in Trinidad 

Roseau, Dominica: Two athletes and a chaperone left state on Friday to represent Dominica at the Caricom 10K to be held in Trinidad. The 10k is held annually as part of the Opening Ceremony of the Caricom Heads of Government Conference.

Johnathan Celestine of the Winners Circle Athletics Club and Nirah Tulloch from the Kalinago Territory and a student of Castle Bruce Secondary School are accompanied by Tasha Casimir of the Sports Division as a chaperone.

This year’s head conference will mark the 50th anniversary of Caricom. Dominica’s Prime Minister is the incoming chair of Caricom and will give the ceremonial start to the race. The race takes place on Sunday, July 2, from 5 pm.

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will stage the Sixteenth CARICOM 10K Road Race scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 2 2023, in Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, under the Theme, “50 Years Strong: A Solid Foundation to Build On.”

The race, Rowhich begins at 5:00 am in Chaguaramas, will be run along a flat route, starting at Pier 1 along the Western Main Road past the Five Islands Water Park to the Military Gate at Chaqacabana Beach, where it loops back to head East along the Western Main Road to the Finish Line at the Convention Centre.

Well-seasoned long-distance runner Kenisha Pascal will act as Manager to Grenada’s two selected athletes: Allian Gidharry and Livron Thorne.

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture wishes the team well as they represent Grenada. They left the island today, June 29.

The schedule of the games are as follows: 

CARICOM Kids 1K Cross Country Race:

  • Date: Saturday, July 1 2023
  •  Time: 4:00 pm.
  •  Venue: Queen’s Park Savannah (Opposite TGIF), POS

CARICOM 5K Road Race:

  •  Date: Saturday, July 1 2023
  •  Time: 5:00 pm.
  •  Venue: Queen’s Park Savannah (Opposite TGIF), POS

CARICOM 10K Road Race:

  •  Date: Sunday, July 2 2023
  •  Time: 4:30 pm.
  •  Venue: Convention Centre, Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago

Visitors can watch the match on their social media platforms to show their support for our Caribbean Athletes.

The Sponsors for the games are as follows: 

  • Ministry of Sport and Community Development
  • Golden Stars Trading Limited
  • Subway
  • Digicel Foundation
  • Carib Brewery
  • Blue Waters
  • HADCO
  • Universal Foods
  • Bermudez
  • Body Glow Limited
  • Very Exciting Things Limited

Trinidad and Tobago will welcome local, regional and international guests for the 45th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM and the commemoration of its 50th Anniversary. 

The activities and events for the meetings are as follows: 

On July 1, 2023: 

  • 16th CARICOM 5K Road Race will be held at Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. The time is 5: 00 pm.

On July 2, 2023:

  • 16th CARICOM 10K Road Race will be held at Chaguarams Convention Centre. The time is 4: 30 pm.

On July 3, 2023:

  • Opening Ceremony of 45th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM and the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of CARICOM at Hyatt Regency, Trinidad. The time is 4: 30 pm.

On July 4, 2023:

  • Flag Raising Ceremony at Chaguaramas Convention Centre at 9: 00 am.
  • CARICOM at 50 Concert and Food Festival at NAPA, Port of Spain. The time is 6: 30 pm.

On July 5, 2023:

  • Closing Press Conference at Hyatt Regency, POS. The time is 6: 45 pm.