Sunday, May 17, 2020 · 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 6th annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Thanks to your generous contributions and invaluable support for the past 5 years, Food For The Poor have provided over 250 houses for 700 individuals across the island. Additionally, six families have benefitted from funds raised between 2018-2019 from sustainable, income-generating projects through their agriculture programme. This year, the 5K will take a stance against domestic violence by donating five houses to victims of this growing offense, once the requisite documents are in place.


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

Registration closes Friday, May 1, 2020 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.


Entries will not be processed without donation payment of $1,500 per person for individuals and teams.

For teams with 20 or more persons, the donation is $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 from Emancipation Park, New Kingston on Thursday and Friday, May 14 - 15 from 11:00am to 4:00pm each day, and on Saturday, May 16 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. 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

Route Map

The Food For The Poor 5K starts outside Emancipation Park then head east along Oxford Road, left 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 We thank God for His continued blessings on the Food For The Poor 5K. Each year, we see His hands all over this event and it really has been a wonderful experience! We are now at year number 6.

In continuing our quest to provide houses and income generating projects for the needy within our society, this year Food For The Poor Jamaica is also committed to raising funds to help with the fight against “domestic violence” by donating five houses to victims, providing that the requisite documents are in place.

Click HERE to Donate.