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Introduction:

 From its incep­tion in 1991, the Car­iFin Health and Fit­ness Club has sought to bring finan­cial insti­tu­tions together through its many projects pro­mot­ing phys­i­cal fit­ness among all. Though slow in its devel­op­ment, partly due to lack of inter­est in the realms of phys­i­cal fit­ness in the past, the Club con­tin­ues to per­se­vere gain­ing ground each year. The Club’s Urban Chal­lenge and Cross Coun­try Run and Fam­ily Day are com­prised of a series of events designed to ignite that nat­ural spirit of com­pe­ti­tion we all pos­sess. It helps encour­age a more active lifestyle through respon­si­bil­ity for one’s health.

The Car­iFin Health and Fit­ness Club through its fore­sight has brought employ­ers and their employ­ees of var­i­ous finan­cial insti­tu­tions into an envi­ron­ment of cama­raderie to fos­ter bonds and pro­mote phys­i­cal fit­ness. It is able to use this medium to raise funds for the Lupus Soci­ety of Trinidad and Tobago. This sup­port enables us to assist the foun­da­tion in rais­ing aware­ness and improv­ing the qual­ity of the lives of those afflicted with a dis­ease that many know lit­tle of.

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 Events

(The Games nor­mally start from April and fin­ish in May or June)

The Torch Run – Sat­ur­day 2nd April 2016 / 7.00 a.m. / Port of Spain – Westmoorings.

The first event kick­ing off the Games is the Torch Run. This is the 14th year that it is being used to inau­gu­rate the games. The Torch Run, approx­i­mately 18 kilo­me­ters, starts from Cen­tral Bank on Inde­pen­dence Square. Then heads west and turn­ing right onto Edward Street then right onto Inde­pen­dence Square North head­ing east. Con­tin­u­ing along Inde­pen­dence Square North past the Cathe­dral, right on Dun­can to Inde­pen­dence Square South, left onto Nel­son Street to South Quay.  Then right onto South Quay con­tin­u­ing straight to IBL on Wright­son Road where the Torch was ­passed. It then went up Edward on to Park Street. As the route passed each
par­tic­i­pat­ing insti­tu­tion the torch was passed from team to team who help carry the torch to its final des­ti­na­tion at GHL Westmoorings

The Urban Challenge

The Chal­lenge com­prises four events, which are nei­ther too long nor too dif­fi­cult; how­ever, we have worked hard to ensure that there is enough chal­lenge for begin­ner and pro alike. Both walk­ers and run­ners can enter as there are cat­e­gories for both.
The cal­en­dar of events is as follows;

  • One Lap Savannah

Date: 13/04/16
Time:
5.00 p.m.
Venue: Queen’s Park Savan­nah Pave­ment
Loca­tion: Port of Spain
The one lap savan­nah has always been the event of the Urban Chal­lenge that takes pride of posi­tion of all the other events for a lot of run­ners. The Savan­nah has always been a bench­mark for speed and fit­ness in the City. Dis­tance 2:28 miles

  • Green Mile

 Date: 27/04/16
Time:
5.00 p.m.
Venue: Queen’s Park Savan­nah Sand Track
Loca­tion: Port of Spain
The one lap mile is the mar­quee event in the Urban Chal­lenge. The top time achieved in this event is 5.37 min­utes; other par­tic­i­pants of var­ied lev­els of fit­ness have fin­ished in approx­i­mately 18 minutes.

  • Chan­cel­lor Challenge

 Date: 11/05/16
Time:
5.00 p.m.
Event Type: Chal­lenge
Venue: Lady Chan­cel­lor Hill
Loca­tion: Port of Spain

 A test of sta­mina, strength and speed.

 

  • Aer­o­bics Burnout

 Date: 18/05/16
Time:
5.00 p.m.
Event Type: Aer­o­bics Burnout
Venue: Oppo­site TGI — Queen’s Park Savan­nah
Loca­tion: Eric Williams Plaza, Inde­pen­dence Square, Port of Spain

 

The fit­ness burnout at the Cen­tral Bank Plaza is unique to Car­iFin and has been there since its incep­tion 17 years ago. Intro­duced pri­mar­ily to add vari­ety and bal­ance, it also chal­lenges the avid run­ner or walker to go out­side his or her nor­mal rou­tine and do some­thing new, dif­fer­ent and fun.

 

  • All Fours

Date: 14/05/2016

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Event Type: All Fours Tournament

Venue: Guardian Group Bldg.

Location: Westmoorings

  • All Fours Tournament

Cricket / Foot­ball

 Date: 21/05/16
Time:
9.00 a.m.
Event Type: Foot­ball / Cricket / All Fours
Venue: Repub­lic Bank Sports Club

Loca­tion: Barataria

  • 7-a-side wind-ball cricket

Teams can include staff and spouses, pelt­ing is per­mit­ted at any speed, LBW rules do not apply, bowlers can only bowl three overs and wet­ting the ball is permitted.

 

  • 7-a-side small goal

Five play­ers per team and the games will con­sist of two (2) 10-minute halves. Two (2) sub­sti­tu­tions are allowed per te

Car­iFin Fam­ily Day

 Date: 05/06/16

Time: 10.00 a.m.
Event Type: Fun and Fam­ily Enter­tain­ment / Ms. CariFin/Cross Coun­try
Venue: Sevilla Golf Course
Loca­tion: Couva

The event com­mences with an open­ing cer­e­mony and a meet­ing of the teams.
Other events on the day include:

  • Adult Nov­elty& Kid’s Park Activ­i­ties starts off the day (10.00 am – 1.30 pm)
  • Adult Nov­elty& Kid’s Park Activ­i­ties starts off the day (10.00 am – 1.30pm )
  • Warm up 2.30 — 240
  • Kids Race – 2.40 — 3.15 p.m.

Chil­dren under 19 years of age are accom­mo­dated here.

Age groups: 5 — 7, 8 — 11, 12 — 15 and 16 — 18.

  • The Walk­ing Race — 3.15 — 3.45 p.m.

With the walk­ing race, we have pro­vided an event for the peo­ple who pre­fer to exer­cise by walk­ing. So, for them, they have just one lap around the 2.2 KM course. All fin­ish­ers receive fin­ish­ers medals, spe­cial prizes are offered for the top ten fin­ish­ers and the win­ner receives a trophy.

  • The Fun Run — 3.45 — 4.15 p.m.

The Fun run remains an entry-level event, where first timers are intro­duced to the sport of cross-country. You can­not win this event twice; all top per­form­ers are dis­al­lowed or will be dis­qual­i­fied if they take part in this event and fin­ish in the top 10. You also can­not take part in both the male and female cross-country events and the fun run in the same year. All fin­ish­ers receive medals while the over­all and age group win­ners col­lect hampers.

  • Female Cross Coun­try Race — 4.15 — 4.45 p.m.

Women par­tic­i­pants have the lux­ury of doing two (2) laps of the Sevilla Golf course for this event. All fin­ish­ers receive medals, the top ten (10) fin­ish­ers and top three (3) age-group fin­ish­ers receive cash prizes, the win­ner receives a chal­lenge tro­phy and replica.

  • Male & Female Cross Coun­try Race — 4.45 — 5.25 pm

Men must com­plete 3lapsof the Sevilla Golf Course. All fin­ish­ers receive medals, the top ten (10) fin­ish­ers and top three (3) age-group fin­ish­ers receive cash prizes and the win­ner receives a chal­lenge tro­phy and replica.

  • The Dance Off 5.25 – 5.45 p.m.

Males and Female­s of mem­ber insti­tu­tion pair off to dance to the sound of var­i­ous genre of music. A select judg­ing panel decides the winners.

  • Car­iFin 5.45 pm – 6.15 p.m.

Ms. Car­iFin started in 2004, as part of the Car­iFin Cross-Country and Fam­ily Day and is a unique way to high­light a young female employee of the finan­cial ser­vices sec­tor who embraces the ideals and val­ues of Car­iFin — Fun, Fit­ness & Friend­ship — by actively engag­ing in health and fit­ness and liv­ing a more active lifestyle. From its incep­tion the Ms. Car­iFin com­pe­ti­tion has been a highly antic­i­pated event on the day.