Irish will run for fun

It’s St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow and the annual 5K Irish Jog will take place with hundreds participating not just for the craic but also for a worthy cause.

It’s the 17th running of the Irish Jog and it’s from 5:30p.m. at Grand Cayman Beach Suites (formerly Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman). The 3.1 mile course follows the cart path around the Britannia golf course and villas.

The jog, co-sponsored each year by Butterfield and Grand Cayman Beach Suites, has become Cayman’s most anticipated fun run/walk, attracting hundreds of local and overseas participants from the serious runners to the walkers pushing baby strollers.

Participants will receive a T-shirt and have the chance to win several fabulous spot prizes awarded on a draw basis.

Prizes include Waterford crystal, sunset sails, dinners for two and spa services. There will be free hats, face stickers, wigs and other fun wear for everyone. Complimentary food and refreshments will be available after the event.

Speedy Aussie Scott Brittain was the comfortable winner, last year and injury permitting will line up tomorrow. He is in serious training for the Boston Marathon next month.

If Brittain doesn’t run, one likely winner could be Butterfield banker Marius Acker who was second last year or possibly tennis coach Eduardo Torres who came third in 2008.

Whoever wins, it should still be a lot of fun because many come out in Irish theme costumes. Last year was exceptionally hot so there was plenty of Guinness was downed after that.

The entry fee is just CI$10 per person (US$12.50) and all proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Resource Centre.

Also register today at Brittania Golf Course from 9am until 4 pm and on the day of the race at same location from 12 noon until 5pm

For further information or to receive an entry form, please email [email protected] or call Rebecca Ebanks at 815-7797. [email protected] and contact Rhonda Serrano at 916-6554

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