Mayaro Secondary School, in conjunction with BPTT, will be hosting the third annual 5 x 1K Relay on November 11.
Organising committee chairman, Edmund Berahzer said that invitations have been sent to the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), in the hope that the race will be graced by T&T Olympians, who would spur the runners on and present prizes.
Berahzer said he expects the race to feature some 450 athletes from primary schools, secondary schools and athletic clubs throughout T&T.
The race will challenge five-person teams to complete a five-kilometre road race, with each member running a one-kilometre leg. The first leg starts at the Mayaro Resource Centre, opposite Mayaro Secondary School, at two p.m. The race will proceed through Mayaro before finishing at the school.
Among the secondary schools already confirmed for the race are St Anthony's College, Pleasantville Secondary, Trinity College East, Bishop Anstey High School East, Guaico Secondary, and Coryal Secondary.
Participating primary schools include Mayaro Government Primary, Guayaguayare, St Thomas RC, and Mafeking Government Primary.
UWI Track and Field, the male champions in the club division last year, will bid to repeat, while the 2011 female club winners, D'Abadie Progressive Athletic Club are also confirmed for this year's race.
"We are expecting at least 30 secondary schools, ten primary schools, 15 to 20 clubs to come out this year, and there will be something for everyone who takes part," Berahzer told the Express.
He said all runners will get specially designed medals of participation, while gold, silver and bronze medals will be on offer for the top three male and female teams in each category. In addition to gold medals, the champion male and female teams will also receive a challenge trophy.