Grab your friends, family, running/walking shoes, your best Irish costume, and join us as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a festive 5K! Presented by Living the Dream Brewing Company, this year's St. Patrick’s Day 5K will be the most fun anyone can have wearing green!
The run/walk will start and finish on Dorchester Street in Town Center. Once you finish your 5K, your first beer is on us! Join your fellow runners/walkers for a tasty pint by our presenting sponsor Living the Dream Brewing, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, Irish dancers and entertainment.
A leprechaun will be hiding a golden kettlebell along the course! Whoever finds it and brings it back to the finish will win $100!
Did You Know...Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick's Day
Irish Americans have a vibrant history stretching back to the Colonial era, as these facts from historians and the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrate:
- Twenty-two U.S. presidents have Irish roots. Andrew Jackson is the only president whose parents were both born in Ireland.
- Nine signatories of the 1776 Declaration of Independence were either Irish immigrants or descended from Irish immigrants.
- More than 20 of George Washington’s Revolutionary War generals and the first man to hold a commission in the U.S. Navy were Irish also.
- More than 190,000 Irish-born Americans fought in the 1861–1865 Civil War.
- The Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. military honor, has been awarded to 253 Irish-born men. That’s more than the number of awardees born in any other nation, except the United States.
- More than 34 million Americans claim Irish ancestry. That’s seven times the population of Ireland itself.
- There are 16 places in the United States named Dublin, after Ireland’s capital.
- In the U.S., St. Patrick’s Day has become an opportunity for everyone — Irish or not — to celebrate and offer their own interpretation of “Irishness.” As the saying goes, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.