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Chatham Comes Out for 2nd Annual James A. Pinaire III Foundation 5K Race; Raises Money for Education Scholarships

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R.J. Eager, center, with Kellie Howering, left, and Casey Reeve wearing T-Shirts from Spartan race they ran with Jaime Pinaire in 2013 Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham High graduate James A. Pinaire III Credits: TAP Chatham
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Kyle Brogan, a classmate of Jaime Pinaire, placed third in the 5K race on Saturday. He was the winner of the first annual race in 2017. Credits: Windsor Davies
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Laura Kapilow, the first-place woman finisher in the 5K race Credits: Windsor Davies
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Chatham Township Committee member Kevin Sullivan with Chatham Township firefighters, l to r, Matt Lemons, James Soccodato, Jake Almgren and James Rath Credits: TAP Chatham
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Joan and Jim Pinaire, parents of the the late James A. Pinaire Credits: TAP Chatham
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Joan Pinaire and R.J. Eager at 2nd annual James A. Pinaire 5K race Credits: TAP Chatham
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Robert Treat Academy students Jazlyn Santiago and Rafael Cruz at Saturday's race Credits: TAP Chatham
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Cognizant Technology Solutions came out to support the James A. Pinaire 5K race Credits: TAP Chatham
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Stuart Haynes was the winner of the 2018 James A. Pinaire 5k race Credits: Windsor Davies
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The Chatham Township Fire Department provided the American Flag and Chatham High senior Elizabeth Stuart sang the national anthem before the race Credits: TAP Chatham
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CHATHAM, NJ - R.J. Eager recalls the time five years ago when his good friend Jaime Pinaire talked him into running in a physically grueling Spartan race.

"He said it was only eight miles and that I could walk if I wanted to," Eager said. "I had no idea what I was getting into."

Eager isn't big on Spartan races anymore, but there was no coaxing necessary on Saturday when he ran in the second annual James A. Pinaire 5K race in honor of his Chatham friend, who was tragically lost in a car accident four years ago.

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Eager wore the T-shirts Pinaire made for the Spartan run "Vini, Vidi, Mudi," which loosely translates to "I came, I saw, I muddered." 

Pinaire died on his return trip from a tutoring session with a student at Robert Treat Academy. Students from the Newark school came to support the race, which benefits students in need with education scholarships. The James A. Pinaire III Foundation has added a Chatham High student to its scholarship list. The student will be named at the high school graduation on June 19.

"He was a good teacher and he helped me with a lot of math skills," Jazlyn Santiago, a Robert Treat Academy student, said. "It was devastating when he passed away. Everybody in the whole school felt it."

More than 200 participated in the 2nd annual James Pinaire 5K race and Fun Run

Pinaire was a 2008 graduate of CHS, where he was a pitcher and right fielder on the Cougar baseball team and a quarterback of the football team.

After he obtained his math degree from Muhlenberg College, he returned to Chatham and taught as a substitute teacher at Chatham High and the Chatham Middle School. In his free time, he played on the Chatham All Stars Men’s Softball team and ran Tough Mudder and Spartan obstacle races, earning his Spartan Trifecta medal in 2014.

In August 2014, Pinaire started teaching math and was a 7th grade homeroom teacher at the Robert Treat Academy, a charter school in Newark. He was involved in a fatal car accident in December 2014 on his way home from tutoring a young student.

Race results from the 2ns annual James A. Pinaire Foundation 5K Race 

Women’s -
Laura Kapilow - 1st
Leigh McCaffrey - 2nd
Samantha Poillucci - 3rd 

Men’s -
Stuart Haynes - 1st
John Romano - 2nd
Kyle Brogan - 3rd

Girls 13 and under -
Samantha Poillucci - 1st
Alison Barton - 2nd
Jasmine Delgado - 3rd

Boys 13 and under -
John Sutton  - 1st
Alex Krack - 2nd
Emre Kusmin - 3rd

The Pinaire’s formed the James A. Pinaire III Foundation in 2016 in Jaime’s memory to raise monies to promote educational opportunities, including scholarship awards to assist recipients with tuition and expenses related to high school educational institutions and graduating student-athletes with financial need who intend to pursue a college degree in either math or education, including graduating students from Robert Treat Academy and CHS.
 

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