CB Group UWI Virtual Run


All proceeds from the CB Group UWI Virtual Run will be used to provide scholarships for outstanding academic achievers who lack the funds necessary to realize their potential and for the development of sports, which plays an integral role in Jamaica’s growth.

Run period November 1 - 30, 2020

A virtual run! Complete the race at your convenience - anytime and anywhere. Run or walk the race distance at your own pace. Choose your own race day during the race period, your own starting time and your own course.

Walk good or run great for education and sports development wherever you are in the world! Around your neighbourhood, backyard, down the street or around your community. Walk or Run!

Register as an individual, family team or a running club. Anyone from brand-new runners to experienced racers and everyone in between can sign up, and be active while supporting a noble cause.

The CB Group UWI Virtual Run is an annual fundraiser for The University of the West Indies Scholarship Programme. Now in its 9th year, the event has awarded 300 scholarships to academically outstanding students in dire financial need. Most are the first in their families to attend an institution of higher education and some their communities. They continually express their appreciation for the opportunities afforded them as a result of this event as these scholarships have made a seismic change in their lives.


Registration is open to every one! From brand-new runners to experienced racers and everyone in between can sign up, and be active while supporting a noble cause.

When completing the registration process, please indicate the Campus/Country you want your funds to be donated to:

  • Mona Campus (Jamaica)
  • Cave Hill Campus (Barbados)
  • St. Augustine Campus (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Five Islands Campus (Antigua and Barbuda)
  • Open Campus (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago)

Once your registration is processed (within 48 hours after your registration), you’ll receive an email with your personalized virtual bib along with your unique results submission link. Look out for your finisher certificate. Participants will also receive a commemorative finisher medal, which will be mailed 5 - 6 weeks post-race.

Deadline - Wednesday, November 25


  • Adults - J$1,500 / US$10 per person
    Students - J$750 / US$5 per person
    Smart Eggs Kids K (Under 11) - Free

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

Online Registration

xxxxx Persons located in Jamaica - REGISTER NOW

Persons NOT located in Jamaica - REGISTER NOW



If you are not interested in participating in the CB Group UWI Virtual Run, you can donate instead!

Click HERE to donate.

Note - Donations are processed in US Dollars.

Suggested Routes

Kingston Waterfront

Start Ocean Boulevard opposite the Digicel HQ. Then proceed west along Ocean Boulevard, then left onto Port Royal Street, around the bend onto Water Lane, right onto Pechon Street, then left onto Harbour Street, left onto King Street, right onto South Parade, right onto Church Street, then left onto Harbour Street, proceed easterly along Harbour Street across to Lower South Camp Road around the Norman Manley Boulevard round-a-bout then right onto Port Royal Street, finishing at the intersection of Princess Street and Port Royal Street.


Emancipation Park, New Kingston

Jogging track (500m) - 10 laps is equals 5,000m or 5K.


New Kingston

Start on Oxford Road outside Emancipation Park, then proceed northerly along Oxford Road, left onto Belmont Road, left onto Trafalgar Road, left onto St. Lucia Avenue, right onto Trinidad Terrace, right onto Knutsford Boulevard, left onto Trafalgar Road, left onto Ruthven Road, then left onto Half Way Tree Road to finish on Oxford Road.



Start on Constant Spring Road outside Digicel dealer store at the Upper Manor Park Plaza, then left onto Olivier Road, left onto Norbrook Road, onto Norbrook Drive, back onto Constant Spring Road to finish where you start.


UWI Mona Campus

Start on Ring Road, then right onto Gibraltar Hall Road, left onto Castries, right onto Gibraltar Camp Road, left onto Shed Lane, right onto Ring Road. Repeat for full 5K distance.



Out and back course along Palisadoes, Norman Manley Highway.


Mona Reservoir

Jogging trail is 2.58K, so 2 laps to complete 5K.


Virtual Race Guidelines

Keep these guidelines in mind when completing your virtual run.

1. While there are no restrictions on where you complete your virtual race, we ask that you stay safe and healthy when you do your virtual race. Follow all safety measures and ordinances laid out by your local officials and government regarding COVID-19.

2. You can complete the race anywhere that’s convenient to you up to the run deadline; whether it’s a course in your community, on a treadmill at the gym or at a park. You choose your own route for the virtual event.

3. There are many apps (Runkeeper, Map My Run, Runtastic, Pumatrack, Couch to 5K, Endomondo, Strava Running, Pacer, RockMyRUn, iSmoothRun) you can download on your smartphone for free to track your distance and time. You can also use other smart devices that are available to you.

4. The virtual races are being conducted on an honor system! We ask all participants to uphold the spirit of honest racing by running the full distance of your race and reporting your accurate time.


CB Group


Port Authority


RJR Gleaner Communications Group

Nationwide News Network

It’s Pixel Perfect

Running Events Jamaica

Dunlop Corbin

Island Grill

Visual Vibe

iPrint Digital

Rainforest Seafoods


Register by October 24 at www.runningeventsja.com and donate (J$1,500 / US$20). Every one – of all ages and abilities – is invited to participate! From brand-new runners to experienced 5K participants and everyone in between.


Once your registration is processed (but not before October 1), you’ll receive an email with your personalized virtual bib (download, print and share!), along with a Digicel 5K D’Music playlist to keep you moving and grooving as you prepare for your 5K run, walk or wheel. You’ll also get a unique link to submit your time, and join our leaderboard of participants.


Run (or walk, or wheel) the 5K distance (3.1 miles) on your own or with a friend during the race period of October 1 - 31. Remember to pick a secure route and stay safe, while socially distant. Don’t have a route in mind – if you’re in Jamaica, check out www.runningeventsja.com for suggested 5K routes. Remember to record your time, then submit it using the results submission link provided in your registration e-package. Look out for your finisher certificate, signed by Jamaican Olympians and Digicel ambassadors: Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Briana Williams. Participants will also receive a commemorative finisher medal, which will be mailed 3 - 6 weeks post-race.


Inspire others by sharing your post-race selfie and finisher certificate on our social media platforms using the hashtags #Digicel5K, #ICanForSpecialNeeds and tagging @DigicelJamaica. Make sure to follow us for updates and tips.


Increase your impact by donating. Text “I Can For Special Needs” to (876) 444-2498; each message cost J$50. This service is limited to Jamaica only. You can also donate via Paymaster Jamaica – www.paymaster-online.com