The Run with Ray has been picking up the pace since it first launched five years ago and after a two-year pause, members of the Craanford community were ready to get moving once again.
This year's race saw 141 participants pound the pavement, with people and pets of all ages coming out to show their support. According to event organiser, Raymond Byrne, the event was a great success.
"Craanford is a great little parish and everyone came out to support it as best they could,” he said.
After the race, everyone was treated to some live music and refreshments in a tent offered to the group by Redmond's Hotel. While the total amount raised has yet to be finalised, Ray reckons they are ‘on to a winner'. All of the money raised will be donated to a cancer charity.
The winners of the race were as follows:
1st – Sean Hehir (16 minutes)
2nd – Joe Byrne (16.01 minutes)
3rd – Myles Gibbons (16.11 minutes)
1st – Sile O’Byrne (17.32 minutes, breaking the women’s record of 18.36 minutes)
2nd – Clodagh Kelly (18.24 minutes)
3rd – Danielle Hennessey (21.36 minutes)