At the helm
The MoBay City Run
About the race
What it's all about
What People are Saying
Omar Robinson, President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association
The third staging of Mobay City Run was a resounding success. The number of participants has grown since inception and the event has become a annual staple on the Mobay calendar that persons look forward to. The event was well-organized from start to finish. It is the hope of the JHTA that the event will attract more overseas participants each year which will help to increase visitor arrivals. Congratulations to Janet Silvera for envisioning this wonderful event to provide scholarships for tertiary students in Western Jamaica. Kudos also to the organizing team for such wonderful execution from start to finish.
Dr Luz Longsworth, Principal of the University of the West Indies, Open Campus
The MoBay City Run has been a transformational activity for Education in Western Jamaica. This event has every year delivered on its promise to promote a fun and healthy family event which has supported hundreds of students in tertiary education. An excellent event for an excellent cause transforming the lives of our young people and our community.
A Little Background
The brainchild of modern day visionary and philanthropist Janet Silvera...
MoBay City Run, a 10K/5K Run and Walk, was established specifically to raise funds to support struggling university students, hungry to fulfill their dreams and aspirations of attaining tertiary level education.
One of the stipulations is that beneficiaries must reside in Western Jamaica. This is MoBay City Run’s way of helping to sustain the institutions based in the west. The recipients are chosen from the University of the West Indies, Mona - Western Jamaica Campus, UTECH Jamaica Western Campus, Montego Bay Community College and Sam Sharpe Teachers College.
Silvera first partnered with the UWI Western Jamaica Campus (WJC) four years ago and admits she could not have made it this far without the commitment and support of the management and staff at the renowned tertiary institution.
Like the founder, the UWI WJC was as mindful of the high cost of education and the challenges that students faced in meeting this cost.
“Education is a diverse product given the options that are available from the many institutions within western Jamaica, but the product is not fully accessible by the vast majority of qualified individuals because of the inability to pay,” Silvera states.
A graduate of UWI WJC herself, along with former Principal, Dr Luz Longsworth, acting Principal, Patrick Prendergast and senior administrator, Inderia Adjudah, they led the drive to improve accessibility for many students, by putting in place a strategic option that alleviated some of the financial burden associated with the high cost of education in Jamaica.