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icblwalk2013No amount of rain could stop a morning designed for family and fun.

Close to 900 people braved the pouring rain this morning on National Hero’s Day to attend the ICBL Family Fun Walk and Run and by all accounts it was an experience worth getting a little wet for.

One participant, Natasha King, told Barbados TODAY she was “soaked to the bones” when she was finished but noted the rain made her walk even sweeter.

It was clear to assume that she wasn’t the only participant with that view. Children, parents, older people all came out, some wore rain coats and some used umbrellas to shelter but everybody went through the rain smiling, laughing and joking with each other.

Walkers cheered on the runners and everyone in turn encouraged everyone else to make it to the finish line. This morning’s 5k and 10k walk and run were a part of the ICBL’s 35th anniversary celebrations. Some 886 people were registered for the events which began at 6 a.m. and 6:05 a.m. at the Bay Street Esplanade in St. Michael. Participants journeyed through the City onto the Princess Alice Highway then back to the esplanade. (KC)

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