Bright and early on Saturday, April 21st, islanders came together for the first ever ‘Rise and Shine’ 5k Run/Walk. The event served as a way to raise funds for SHINE, a non- governmental organization that empowers young girls and women of Ambergris Caye.
At 5AM, a large crowd gathered in front of the Hope Haven & SHINE Center located on Lion Street. Before the race began, Kent Gabourel, Sports Coordinator at The San Pedro Town Council thanked everyone for supporting the fundraiser. SHINE Representative Britney Travis led participants through some warm-up routines, after which the 5K run/walk immediately began. The designated route saw participants running/walking their way to the bump after El Divino and back.