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New Years Day Run/Walk: Back in 2010 Geraldine McAree and the Jolly Joggers decided to organise a 10km, a 5km. Run and a 5km Walk event starting at Silverhill and ending at the Parish Field followed by refreshments and prize presentations in the Leisure Centre. It was a great success and Geraldine ands the Joggers decided to repeat the event in 2011 which was an even greater success and so each year since then until January1st 2023.During this year the Jolly Joggers became low in numbers and so it was decided not to run with the event in 2024. However Glaslough Harriers stepped in and took on the arranging and preparations for the big day. In the meantime too Daniel McKenna arrived home from the USA, where he had set up The Irish Yank Foundation, and he became involved as a major sponsor for the Emyvale event. The total number of participants achieved by the Jolly Joggers in 2023 was 805 and we await a total number for this year but the event ran smoothly. This year the 10km started at the Paiish Field and headed off towards Glaslough and arrived back with th Finish line on the Track in the Parish Field. Meanwhile the 5km began on the Main Monaghan road just across the Bridge and headed south and arriving back at the same Finish as the 10km in the Parish Field. The starting point and the finish point caused mix up for some and it was difficult to know who was 10km and who was 5km as they approached the Finish line. Walkers who completed the 5km route were also arriving at the Finish at the same time. It was back to the Leisure Centre then for refreshment and the presentations.
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New Years Day Run/Walk: Back in 2010 Geraldine McAree and the Jolly Joggers decided to organise a 10km, a 5km. Run and a 5km Walk event starting at Silverhill and ending at the Parish Field followed by refreshments and prize presentations in the Leisure Centre. It was a great success and Geraldine ands the Joggers decided to repeat the event in 2011 which was an even greater success and so each year since then until January1st 2023.During this year the Jolly Joggers became low in numbers and so it was decided not to run with the event in 2024. However Glaslough Harriers stepped in and took on the arranging and preparations for the big day. In the meantime too Daniel McKenna arrived home from the USA, where he had set up The Irish Yank Foundation, and he became involved as a major sponsor for the Emyvale event. The total number of participants achieved by the Jolly Joggers in 2023 was 805 and we await a total number for this year but the event ran smoothly. This year the 10km started at the Paiish Field and headed off towards Glaslough and arrived back with th Finish line on the Track in the Parish Field. Meanwhile the 5km began on the Main Monaghan road just across the Bridge and headed south and arriving back at the same Finish as the 10km in the Parish Field. The starting point and the finish point caused mix up for some and it was difficult to know who was 10km and who was 5km as they approached the Finish line. Walkers who completed the 5km route were also arriving at the Finish at the same time. It was back to the Leisure Centre then for refreshment and the presentations.