Ram Goat Run 2014 to Benefit We Care for Cornwall Regional Hospital
Building on the hype of its successful debut last year, the 2014 ATL Ram Goat Run promises even more thrills and surprises on November 1 when it takes the hunt for the infamous goat to the eastern parish of St. Thomas.
The event, which was held last year on November 23, saw more than 150 teams trek across Jamaica in search of the elusive goat, while solving and fulfilling wacky clues and challenges along the way. This year, patrons can expect even more outrageous shenanigans and out-of-this-world excitement.
Taking inspiration from shows such as CBS’ The Amazing Race, this year’s inter-parish road challenge will see contestants driving from Hope Gardens to Yallahs, St. Thomas with additional stops in Port Royal and at the Sun Coast Adventure Park in Twelve Miles, Bull Bay. At the end of the run, patrons will unwind (or get on bad if they so choose) at Cocoa Jouvert, the official after party of this year’s Ram Goat Run.
The event will get underway at 11am at Hope Gardens where contestants will gather for lunch and entertainment before hitting the road. The Ram Goat Run is open to anyone with a valid driver’s license and roadworthy motor vehicle and competitors are encouraged to enter in teams of not more than four persons to a car. An entry fee of $16,000 per car is required and this entitles competitors to lunch at Hope Gardens. Contestants may also purchase combo tickets which allow entry into the Ram Goat Run as well as Cocoa Jouvert. These tickets cost $24,000 per team of four.
Like last year, all net proceeds from the event will go towards the We Care for Cornwall Regional Hospital which raises funds to address the needs of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay. Since its launch in 2012, We Care for Cornwall Regional Hospital has facilitated the refurbishing of the paediatric ward and the purchasing of well-needed life-saving equipment such as nebulizers, suction machines, vital sign monitors, among others. There is much more to be done however and the group aims to raise enough funds to refurbish the accident and emergency ward.
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