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.