Thousands participated in #Roadto50 Race kicking off Golden Jubilee Independence Celebrations
Thousands of Bahamians around the country took to the streets to participate in an historic event on Saturday, December 3, 2022, kicking off the country’s Golden Jubilee Independence celebrations. It was the #Roadto50 Race, led by the Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister, joined by members of his Cabinet, and a wide-cross section of Bahamians and residents who simultaneously participated.
The National Independence Secretariat spearheaded the event. The co-chairs are Her Excellency, Leslia Miller-Brice, Bahamas High Commissioner to CARICOM, and Permanent Secretary Jack Thompson.
The Bahamas will celebrate 50 years of Independence on July 10, 2023 and the road race was aimed at galvanizing the country towards unity, leading to the historic milestone in the country’s development.
Each island held individual routes for the race; while New Providence’s race started and ended at Clifford Park. Participants signed up as runners, walkers, and cyclists. Each participant received a commemorative 50th medal at the finish line.
At Clifford Park, a health village was created offering various attractions such as health screening, pop-up market, and participants were also treated to a concert featuring some of the best in Bahamian entertainment, and a Junkanoo rush-out at the end.