Food For The Poor 5K

Saturday, May 12, 2018 · 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 12, 2018 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 Monday, April 30, 2018 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.


If paid on/before April 12: Individuals - $1,200 per person. Teams will 20 or more persons - $1,000 per person.

If paid after April 13: Individuals - $1,500 per person. Teams will 20 or more persons - $1,200 per person.


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 By email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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. Contact us at (876) 984-5005 est. 8260 OR (876) 486-3002 / 564-2444 / 907-3664. 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 10 - 11 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 Jamaica WOW... It's year 4 and we are super excited. After 3 years, the Food for the Poor 5K have raised funds to construct over 170 houses at over a value of US $1,200,000. We couldn’t have done it without YOUR support and love. This year, we have decided to not only focus on housing but also sustainable income. The aim is to lower the poverty level by not only supplying "fish" to the less fortunate but also teaching them how to "fish". Help us to MAKE A DIFFERENCE for our fellow brothers and sisters in need as we "build houses and create opportunities for income".

Click HERE to Donate.