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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 7, 2023: The countdown is on to the 127th running of the Penn Relays Carnival, set for April 27-29 at the University of Pennsylvania’s historic Franklin Field.

Jamaican athletes will again take to the field, to continue the long tradition of rivalry with US athletes. At the 2023 Penn Relays, Grace Foods will sponsor 8 championship races, including the High School Girls’ 4×100 & 4×400 Championship of America; the High School Boys 400m Hurdles Championship; the High School Boys’ 4×100, 4×400, Distance Medley and the 4×800 Championship of America; as well as the College Men’s 4×200 Championship of America.

“We are happy to continue our sponsorship of the Penn Relays, which spans over a decade,” said Andrea Coy, CEO of GK Foods International. “The Relays offer our athletes well-needed international exposure, and the opportunity to engage with athletes, coaches and volunteers from across the region. It also gives Grace Foods the chance to exhibit our products and engage with our consumers who attend the event from all across the United States.”

Team Jamaica Bickle, founded by Jamaican immigrant, Irwine Clare, Sr., OD, also returns to cater to the food, shelter and other needs of Caribbean athletes. 2004 Olympic sprint relay gold  medalist  Aileen  Bailey  will  be  the  team  Jamaica  Bickle  honoree  at  the  2023 Penn  Relays. TJB’s ‘Labour of Love’ fundraising luncheon to support the group’s work at Penn is set for Crest Hollow Turnpike in Woodbury, NY on April 16th. Get tickets or donate at

The Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895, by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

The Penn Relays presented by Toyota will be live-streamed every day on Flotrack at

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