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'The Shamrock Run Provides' a Fun Way to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

The Shamrock Run is an annual fun run that provides an invigorating way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. While most people honor the annual Irish holiday with a pint of Guinness, this event provides a healthier way to celebrate.

The Shamrock Run is an annual two-mile race held in Kingston, New York. The event was originally created as a "flat, fast and first class race" for participants of all ages. Over the years the event has grown to attract more than 4,500 runners each year. Not only do participants receive a festive, Irish-themed shirt, but their entry in the race also gives them an opportunity to win two round trip tickets to Ireland. There is even a post-race party complete with Shamrock cookies, green bagels and free beverages.

Dubbed the "unofficial First Day of Spring," the Shamrock Run provides a fun way for Kingston residents to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.