Food For The Poor 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 13, 2017 · Emancipation Park, New Kingston · Race Start - 6:00am (Warm Up - 5:30am)

Food For The Poor 5K

Since its establishment in 1983, Food For The Poor has been improving the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the poor in Jamaica. They have supported programmes in housing, food, medical, water, sanitation, education, agriculture, outreach and micro-enterprise. In continuing their fundraising efforts, Food For The Poor will host its annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 13, 2017 to raise funds to build homes for the less fortunate, and to increase awareness for their various areas of ministry.


Registration is open to all individuals and teams (corporate, clubs, church groups).

Registration closes Friday, April 28, 2017 or upon achieving the event limit, whichever comes first. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Entries are neither refundable nor transferable, and name changes are not allowed.


Regular - $1,200 per person on/before Friday, April 21, 2017 and $1,500 after, up to the registration deadline of Friday, April 28, 2017. Teams with 20 or more persons - $1,000 per person. THE EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017.

Premium - $2,500 per person (available up to Friday, April 21, 2017). Package includes a souvenir T-Shirt, light Breakfast and Race Packet Delivery. Only locations in the Corporate Area qualify for delivery.


Individuals and teams can register and pay online using a Visa debit or any credit card.

CLICK HERE to proceed to register and pay online.


Download and complete the Entry Form. Submit using any one of the following options:

1.      Submit Entry Form and payment to Food For The Poor, Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town, St. Catherine.

2.      Pay your entry fee at ANY Paymaster outlet islandwide. Then, submit your Entry Form and payment receipt:

a.      By email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , OR
b.      Submit when making payment at any of the following Paymaster locations:

•   John R. Wong, 1-5 Tobago Avenue, Kingston 5
•   Lee's Food Fair, 86 Red Hills Road, Kingston 20
•   Loshusan Supermarket, 29 East Kings House Road, Kingston 6
•   Super Valu, 56 Mannings Hill Road, Kingston 8
•   Shopper's Fair, Shop 3C, Portmore Mall, Portmore
•   DHL, 54 Duke Street, Kingston

Use the following details to complete your Paymaster transaction.

•   Vendor: Food For The Poor Jamaica
•   Account No.: 9845005

To register a Corporate Team, complete the Team Registration Form and submit to our Secretariat, Tel.: 984-5005, 564-2444 or 486-3002. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please contact us if you have any registration queries. Your registration will NOT be processed until payment is verified.


Race packets must be collected before race day on Thursday and Friday, May 11 - 12 at Emancipation Park, New Kingston from 11:00am to 5:00pm. THERE IS NO NUMBER PICK-UP ON RACE DAY.
Your bib number will be labelled with your name and marked for the event you entered. The bib is to be pinned to the front of your shirt. You must wear the bib number assigned to you. Switching of race events is NOT allowed once race registration is closed. Entrants in the Run event can Run and Walk. However, the Walk race is for Walkers Only.

Each participant is responsible for knowing and complying with all the official rules and regulations. Failure to comply with the rules of the event will subject you to disqualification.

Race Route

The Food For The Poor 5K starts outside Emancipation Park then head east along Oxford Road, right onto Old Hope Road, then left onto Seaview Avenue left onto Lady Musgrave Road, right onto Trafalgar Road, then left onto Knutsford Boulevard to the finish line at Park Boulevard.

Food For The Poor 5K

Make A Donation

Food For The Poor JamaicaFood For The Poor Jamaica is happy to announce the second staging of our 5K Run/Walk, held under the theme “Changing Lives, Restoring Families”. Based on the success of our inaugural 5K in 2015, we are excited to go for 2016. As a result of your tremendous support, we raised over J$46 million and built 64 houses for needy families, changing the lives of over 200 Jamaicans. It was truly a wonderful experience for all the sponsors that donated homes to these families.

Our target this year is to raise funds to build 100 houses. Your generous donation to the Food For The Poor 5K will help build safe and secure new homes.

Click HERE to Donate.