Wednesday, June 19, 2024

King Lion 101 mile run challenge is still on for December


In less than a month, island marathoner Ian ‘Lion’ Gordon will be hosting and participating in the first-ever ‘King Lion 101 mile run’ scheduled for December 19th. Gordon shared that the event is to bring about autism awareness. He expects to complete the 101-mile run in 16 hours, and is still calling on sponsors to support the event.

King lion race
Gordon will be joined by another fellow runner on this historic sporting event. It will start at 5PM from Ladyville’s U Mall north of Belize City. The King Lion route will take the runners north on the Philip Goldson Highway taking a left turn at the Boom junction connecting to the Hattieville junction. From there, the route turns to the right on the George Price Highway until the Belmopan City junction.

The route continues toward Belmopan until it touches the Hummingbird Highway junction and then turns onto Constitution Drive at the traffic lights. At this point runners will be required to turn left on Forest Drive heading to the round-about at Quality Poultry and then head back to the Belmopan junction. Then it is straight to the Hattieville junction and to Belize City, going around the round-about on Cemetery Road. The route continues on Central American Boulevard, crossing the finish line by the Belize City Center.

Anyone interested in challenging themselves is welcome to participate. The registration fee is $35 and includes a t-shirt. Gordon said that due to the pandemic, no more than ten persons can participate. To sign up or sponsor the King Lion event, contact Gordon at phone number 650-0968 or email [email protected].

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