Next Saturday, June 1st, the 3rd annual Jaime Pinaire 5K and Fun Run event is being held at Chatham High School.

The 1-mile fun run begins at 9 a.m., and the 5K begins at 9:30 a.m., with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. Participants may also register online at Race packets are available for pickup Friday, May 31st from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Chatham Sports Shop on Main Street, or the day of the race at 7:30 a.m. with registration. The race will be held rain or shine.

Donations to the James A. Pinaire III Foundation will help provide scholarship money to students with financial need, and supports educational opportunities for Robert Treat Academy, a charter school in Newark.

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The race and the foundation are in memory of James (Jaime) A. Pinaire III, a former Chatham resident and Chatham High School Student. Jaime passed away in December 2014 at the age of 24. He is survived by his parents, Jim and Joan Pinaire, and his two younger sisters, Megan and Kaitlin. During his time at CHS, Jaime enjoyed playing baseball and football. After graduating, he went on to study at Muhlenberg University with a degree in math, and he worked at Robert Treat in Newark as a math teacher.

The fee to enter the race increases after May 25th, so sign up as soon as possible. Volunteers for the event are also needed. If you cannot make it to the event, please consider donating to the cause via the registration website. Image