Team Jamaica Bickle All Set for October 19 5K Run/Walk!

Team Jamaica Bickle All Set for October 19 5K Run/Walk! Announces partnership with Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc., for Florida's Inaugural Hot Trot 5K, as part of Jerk Week!

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Team Jamaica Bickle will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Baisley Pond Park, Queens, New York. The event, now in its 3rd year, is being staged in association with Awesome Power Track Club.  In addition to the 5K Run, there will be a 5K Walk and a 1 Mile Youth Run.  Staged under the theme, “Promoting Healthy Lifestyles”, the organization’s broader message of health is central to its mission. As the event grows it hopes to expand that platform.

An event which began in 2011, the 5K saw a one hundred percent growth in its 2nd year. It is the hope of the organization that this year will see record turnout.

Additionally, Team Jamaica Bickle is expanding its wings by partnering with the Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc.; organizers of the Grace Jerk Festival in Sunrise, Florida to stage the inaugural Hot Trot 5K.

Hot Trot will kick off ‘Jerk Week’, which will culminate with the hugely successful Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.

Irwine Claire“In this our third year TJB is proud of its achievement and pledge to forge new links and expand our reach as we grow the brand.  The plan is to stage 5Ks in all the major cities where Jamaicans reside in the USA. This year we welcome South Florida and will add other locations in the future. The partnership with the Reggae Marathon is paramount and as such we will endeavor work assiduously in leveraging and maximizing the opportunities,” said Irwine Clare, Founder and CEO, Team Jamaica Bickle Inc. (Image credit:

“Collaborating with Team Jamaica Bickle to stage the Hot Trot in Florida is in accordance with our goal of expanding the Jerk Concept to include other platforms for our organization. Focusing on health and wellness while contributing to the growth and development of promising athletes from the Caribbean is a win for all,” stated Eddy Edwards, CEO of Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc.

Winners in the male and female categories of both events receive automatic entry to the Reggae Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K which will take place, December 7, in Negril, Jamaica. The official airline carrier is Air Jamaica/Caribbean Airlines with accommodation by Travellers Hotel with support from the Jamaica Tourist Board. Apparel sponsor is Coolcids.

Registration for the New York 5K is available at; for Florida

For more information about the event and organization please call, 718.523.2861 or email:

About Team Jamaica Bickle

Team Jamaica Bickle, Inc., is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, based in New York. It was formed in 1994, under the leadership of Irwine G. Clare Sr., to provide much needed support for Jamaican athletes who compete at the annual Penn Relays Carnival, held at the University of Pennsylvania.

Team Jamaica Bickle, Inc., has supported athletes and athletic programs for the past 19 years. Its services have since been extended to athletes, coaches and volunteers from Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and St. Vincent & The Grenadines, as well as the USA. In 1999, Team Jamaica Bickle became the first Jamaican organization to be a participating sponsor at the Penn Relays. As a result, the Jamaican flag became the first foreign nation’s flag to be flown at the Penn Relays, a distinction unmatched. Over the years, TJB has received several proclamations and awards from numerous local and national entities.

Media Contact: Andrea Daley –T. 718.235.0604 



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