KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kingston City Run (KCR) now enjoys a double dose of star power as event organizers recently unveiled their newest, celebrity ambassadors: Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell and Pulse Supermodel Jeneil Williams. Since fitness plays such an important role in their lives, both ladies are thrilled to be a part of the annual charity race, which tests the strength, conditioning and endurance of local and international runners during its ½ marathon, 10K and 5K contests. Kaci and Jeneil are also happy to a part of an important initiative that helps to raise much needed funds for the homeless population living in the island’s capital.
“With Jeneil’s athletic background and Kaci’s work with a number of feeding programmes, we believe this is a perfect partnership,” says Nicola Madden Greig, Co-Chair, Kingston City Run Organizing Committee. “We’re excited to have them both on board and look forward to working with them on a number of activities in the weeks leading up to the big race on Sunday, March 15,” she explains.
Jeneil jumped at the opportunity to assist with the promotion of the event as it gives her a chance to indulge in one of her first loves: running. Long before gracing the pages of Vogue and modelling for top international brands, including Burberry, Fendi and Louis Vitton, Jeneil was a rising track and field star at Vere Technical High School. In fact, it was an injury she sustained during the high jump that derailed her athletic dreams, leaving her to pursue a modelling career instead. Jeneil, still an active jogger, sees running as a great way to stay in shape, and believes participating in races, such as Kingston City Run, is a fun way to get healthy and fit.
Kaci was eager to support the event because of her strong desire to give back to individuals who are less fortunate. Over the past several months, Kaci has been working closely with a local charity to organize feeding projects in communities around Kingston and St Andrew. Since teaming up with the organization, she has helped to organize a bake sale benefiting homeless persons and recently hosted a Christmas dinner at a private girls’ home.
“It is always exciting to be a part of doing good, Kingston City Run is a fine example of just that. I am more than happy to be a part of KCR this year,” reveals Kaci. “I hope we can get an even bigger turn out than last year so that we can assist in providing immediate care as well as more permanent housing solutions and skills training for the homeless. I’m looking forward to everyone’s full support,” she explains.
Besides the main race day, Kingston City Run participants will start the weekend off at the Bacchanal Welcome Party on Friday, March 13 and enjoy an Experience Kingston Lifestyle Expo and pre-race party on Saturday, March 14. To learn more about the upcoming race and weekend activities visit www.kingstoncityrun.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.