Get ready! as CARIFIN Games kicks of its series of sporting events, beginning with the Torch Run Relay. The Torch Run relay, signals the start of activity in the CariFin (Caribbean Financial Institution) Games. These games were started to promote individual responsibility to personal health and fitness, to encourage team work and closer collaboration in the high stress financial landscape. This is the 21st anniversary of this activity and our focus remains the same that we take the necessary action to maintain maximum health, fitness, strength and agility.For those unfamiliar, the Torch Run Relay will start from Central Bank Trinidad and Tobago and end at Republic Bank, Couva.
A great turnout of participants are expected this year with regular prominent faces in the financial industry expected to participate. The lighting of the Torch and the start of it on its 14 leg Journey to Republic Bank Couva symbolizes that “Fun, Fitness and Friendship”our watch words in CariFin is taking center stage as we connect the urban center to the Industrial center. We usually have a send off for the Torch with senior representation from all participating institutions present.
Deputy Governor of the Central Bank Joan John have confirm her presence to send off the Torch. There would be a Photo shoot, following a lighting of the Torch by the former 4 time CariFin cross country race champion Nikosi Mc Leish (The most celebrated male runner of CariFin) The present Ms. CariFin, Esla Anthony would then begin the journey of the Torch as part of the Team CBTT contingent.
Quick Interview Karen Dowden
1.What was it like participating in the Torch Run Relay?
2.What did you do to prepare your body for the event?
I normally run twice a week (down from 3 to 4 times) and do aerobics, dragon boat etc so I use my grit after the physical energy gets low.
3.Will you be participating again this year?
Yes just the first part
4.If you could make any changes to the Torch Run Relay, what would it be?
Maybe change the route; we keep doing the same thing every year. Need a new outlook!
The Torch Run Relay will be help on April 14th, 2012 at 6:45 am.