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