Irish Jog gets green light to help Lighthouse School

It doesn’t get much fanfare beforehand but the annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog, has grown into one of the biggest community events with a sports flavour in the calendar.

The 19th staging of it is on Thursday and as always is sponsored by Butterfield and Grand Cayman Beach Suites. It starts at 5:30pm at the Britannia Golf Course, Grand Cayman Beach Suites.

Family and friends will gather in their hundreds as well as the Islands’ top athletes for a session of costumed fun and to help a worthy cause, the Lighthouse School.

Scott Brittain won it last year but such is the quality of the field, any number of much improved runners could be the new champ.

The 3.1 mile course follows the cart path around the Britannia golf course and villas. Entry is CI$10 per person. Participants receive a T-shirt and have the chance to win one of many fabulous spot prizes.

Complimentary refreshments and giveaways will also be available. Complimentary hats, face stickers, wigs and other fun wear available but subject to availability.

Butterfield’s Rory Mann said: “The Irish Jog has been going strong for 19 years and Butterfield is very excited to be joining the Grand Cayman Beach Suites again to do this event.

We’re pleased that 100 per cent of the proceeds go to the Lighthouse School.”

Marina Flynn of the Grand Cayman Beach Suites said: “This year as well as all the regular prizes, we’re also going to offer a special prize for the person with the oldest T-shirt from this event. You don’t have to wear it, just bring it along.”