CariFin Games New Torch Relay Route
For the past few years the Torch Relay has been the same thing year after year, however this year the CariFin committee have decided that it’s time for change. As such the usual route that was taken for the race would be changed. CariFin felt the need to incorporate the various participating institutions along the route. The relay which usually starts at Cen¬tral Bank (Port of Spain), and ends in Couva would now proceed from Central Bank and ends at Guardian Holdings Limited head office in Westmoorings.
Having the relay in Port-of-Spain and environs would now make it possible for the torch to be exchanged in front of 10 different financial institutions. Since CariFin is about promoting health and fitness among the financial institutions, have these institutions as the point of exchange of the torch, would bring a difference to the relay and it gives a reflection of what the entire event is about.
Leg 1 would proceed from Central Bank on Independence Square. You then head west and turn right onto Edward Street, turn right back onto Independence Square North, head East, continue along Independence Square North up to very last street after Cathedral and turn right and head West, back on Independence Square South and then turn left onto Nelson Street and head toward South Quay.
Turn right onto South Quay and continue straight to pass torch in front of IBL on Wrightson Road. Then go onto Independence Square, head East and turn left onto Edward Street, head North turn right onto Park Street, head East turn onto Henry Street heading north to pass torch in front of ADB. Then head North, turn left on Oxford Street and head West along Oxford Street then turn left onto St. Vincent Street head South, turn left onto Park Street and continue East on Park Street.
The torch would then be handed over in front of FCB, make a left turn onto Henry Street and head North, turn right on Gordon Street and head East, turn left onto Charlotte Street head North, turn left onto Keate Street, then turn right by Memorial Square, then turn left onto Queens Park Savannah South head West and make way around the Savannah in the direction of traffic to pass torch in front of Sagicor. Continue around the Queens Park Savannah West and turn right, head North along the Savannah, turn right and head East, pass the Zoo and Presidents House.
Continue around as you approach leg six, to pass torch in front of Citi Bank, continue to make way along the Savannah heading back towards St. Clair Avenue to pass torch in front of RBC. Make left turn onto Gray Street heading south, cross over Tragarete Road unto Murray Street.
The torch would then be handed over in front of RBL. Turn right onto Ariapita Avenue and head West, turn right onto Carlos Street and head North, to turn left onto Tragarete Road, continue heading West on Tragarete Road, pass Roxy round-about, the barracks and onto the Western Main Road in St. James to pass torch in front of ScotiaBank. Continue West on the Western Main Road, pass through Cocorite and head West toward Westmoorings.
When the final person receive the torch at GHL, head back out on the Western Main Road and turn left, to head to the next exit into Westmoorings, go around the round-about and head West on Windsurf Road, turn right onto Maple Drive, then turn right back onto the Western Main Road, heading East continue on main road back to GHL Head Office in Westmoorings for the end of the Torch Run.