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Published 29th September 2009, 4:11pm

Members of the public can exercise their bodies and minds at the Freedom of Information (FOI) Fun Walk/Run/Ride at Public Beach on Saturday, October 3 from 6.30 a.m. "Whether you have young children in strollers, or are a walking, running or cycling enthusiast, you can come out and enjoy an early morning walk along Seven Mile Beach. While you are at it, drop off any FOI requests that you may have for government in a special box that we will have with us and we will see that they are answered," says acting Freedom of Information Coordinator Natasha Bodden. Registration is free and begins at 6.30 am, while the event starts at 7.00 am. Early-birds will receive t-shirts as well as a chance to win a number of spot-prizes. Ms Bodden heads the Government unit that is responsible for supervising the implementation of the FOI Law across the civil service. Her office had previously organised a week of activities to increase public awareness of FOI in 2007-2008. This year it is hosting the Fun Walk/Run/Ride at Public Beach in support of the new Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) which assumed responsibility for public education at the start of this year. Noting that FOI mandates that persons of all ages, economic groups and nationalities have the right to make request information from the Cayman Islands Government, she adds: "The right to know what government is doing in our name is one of the many things that we have in common. Accordingly we invite everyone, young and old, to come out and take part in a fun and relaxing activity and at the same time exercise their civil right to freedom of information."