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Joyce’s Jog runs final lap of annual race in memory of Joyce Henley

The twelfth annual running and walking of Joyce’s Jog 5K and fun run was held in downtown Donalsonville, last Saturday, December 29. The annual event was postponed from its Oct. 20 date due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Michael.

The overall winner was Dustin Reynolds. Michael Martinez was the Masters male winner, Mary Hunt was the overall female winner, Stephanie Odom was the Masters female winner, Cathy Jones was the Grand Masters female winner, and Mark McCarra was the Grand Masters male winner. Fun run winners were James McDaniel, first place; Anna Kate Kirkland, second place and Emma Earp, third place.

Race cofounders Karen Ponder and Steffey Vines commented, “It has been a great 12 years and lots of money has been raised for a good cause.” The race was named in memory of Joyce Henley, Karen’s sister and has raised more than $50,000 in its twelve years in support of breast cancer awareness.

This was the final lap of the annual Joyce’s Jog event. A new race and walk event – to be scheduled in conjunction with the community’s annual Harvest festival – is in the works and details will be announced soon.


Pictured  are 5K winners Dustin Reynolds, Michael Martinez, Stephanie Odom, Cathy Jones and Mark McCarra. Not pictured Mary Hunt. Also pictured  are the Fun Run winners James McDaniel, Anna Kate Kirkland and Emma Earp.

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