Ali is the king of the 5K Irish Jog

Ali King celebrates as he crosses the finish line of the 25th Annual St Patrick's Day 5K Irish Jog.

On a cool Friday evening, while many others were enjoying happy hour, more than 1,500 runners and walkers turned out for the 25th Annual St Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog.

The race, hosted by Butterfield and DART, followed the cart path around the Britannia Golf Course and villas.

The first runner to complete the 3.1-mile course was 34-year-old Ali King, who crossed the finish in just over 18 minutes.

“It was beautiful,” King said of the conditions. “[There was] a bit of a tailwind, which helped going out but hurt the quads coming back in. It was a great race. It was so good that you get to see everyone.”

He did have one complaint (well, sort of): “I couldn’t have asked for anything more, except a Guinness at the end,” he said. No word yet if he got what he was looking for to cap his evening but we’re pretty confident he did.

Beth Florek, the women’s winner of the half-marathon in December, was the first female finisher for the 17 March event.

The entry fee for the St Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog was $10 per person. All proceeds raised from this year’s event will be donated to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman.

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