The South Miami Children’s Clinic, along with the 5K Gallop Management Team, in association with an array of sponsors, officially announces the participation of Miss Tina Clayton and Miss Tia Clayton as sports ambassadors for the inaugural staging of the 5k Gallop charity run on Saturday August 27, 2022, at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, Florida, 33177.
The Clayton sisters, Edwin Allen High School track standouts, under the expert guidance of Coach Michael Dyke, have steadily increased their international athletics accolades; the most recent exhibition being at Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero in Cali, Colombia, August 1-6, 2022, for the World Athletics U20 Championships.
There, Tina claimed her second straight World U20 100m title in a championship record and national U20 record of 10.95; whilst Tia anchored the women 4x100m U20 team to a world record win taking Jamaica across the line in 42.56 seconds. The 5k Gallop team recognizes the pertinence of the Clayton sisters support, especially as they remain student-athletes, a core group which the initiative exists to assist.
The 5K Gallop is a collaborative USA – Jamaica charity event geared towards supporting schools in Jamaica that need structural support and learning resources. Its overriding objective is to invest in education with a particular focus on supporting sports and cultural co-curricular activities. Dr. Tina Carroll-Scott, Medical Director of the South Miami Chidren’s Clinic is the lead coordinator of the initiative. She holds dual citizenship within the United States of America and Jamaica and is licensed to practice in both jurisdictions. The event promises to be enriching and fun for the entire family.
Daniel England, Athletics Consultant and Calabar High School alum, will kick-start the event with warm-up exercise at 7:00 am. The whistle blows at 7: 30 am when the Clayton sisters will lead the track in the 3-mile run. 5k Gallop closes out with a cool-down concert with entertainment provided by Merritone Music, Ernie Smith and Carimer Theatre Company. 5K Gallop invites all Jamaican school groups to come and be represented in their numbers.
Go to 5kgallop.org to register, and to choose the school that you wish to benefit from your entry. Adult tickets – $30.00; Children’s ticket – $15.00; free zoo entry with every ticket purchase. Call 305 962 2094 for further information.