This year’s Run 4 Jamez is a mas­sive colour-filled suc­cess

Gorey Guardian - - PICTURES - By BREN­DAN KEANE

THIS YEAR’S an­nual Run 4 Jamez race in River­chapel was as colourful as it was suc­cess­ful.

Held for the eight time this year, in mem­ory of the late James Red­mond who passed away when he was just 18 years-of-age, the or­gan­is­ers of this year’s event de­cided to hold it as a colour run and it proved to be a great idea.

James’ sis­ter, Theresa, said the fam­ily was de­lighted with how it went this year and with the fact that a lot of money was raised for Pi­eta House.

‘It went re­ally well and we had over 200 par­tic­i­pants which was great,’ she said.

‘We raised €2,000 for Pi­eta House so that was also great,’ she added.

The 6km route saw the par­tic­i­pants go from Jim­myz Bar, in River­chapel, to Cour­town Hibs pitch and then back by the Red Row to River­chapel. The Red­mond fam­ily thanked ev­ery­one who helped and sup­ported the event in­clud­ing Nigel Lawton who raised €350 by shav­ing his beard for the day and also Lar and Louise Doyle who dec­o­rated their pub with colourful bal­loons. They also thanked ‘Anne and Ann Marie’ for their help. It’s likely that next year’s event will also be a colour run due to its suc­cess this year.

Gra­ham Orr and Eimear Hay­den with, Ethan Hay­den-Orr and Philie Yeates (cen­tre). Par­tic­i­pants set off on the Run for Jamez.

Kieva Ray­mond, Glen Rear­don with his mother, Paula Rear­don. Murt and Joey Flem­ing with their daugh­ter, Shan­non Flem­ing and Aoife Doyle.

Par­tic­i­pants gath­ered in River­chapel for the eighth an­nual Run for Jamez in aid of Pi­eta House. Kathy Tim­mons and Ju­lia McKer­nan.

Some of the par­tic­i­pants in the Run for Jamez.

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