Record number of runners at seventh annual Shamrock Run
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- There was a little more green than usual on Syracuse's Tipperary Hill Saturday morning.
The seventh annual Shamrock Run kicked off at 11 a.m. with a record number of runners. The four mile run had over 3,000 participants, at least 300 more than last year.
Organizers said it's the combination of the changing season and Saint Patrick's Day that
Marty Masterpole, Run Organizer said, “Spring is in the air, although it doesn't look it by the snow we got today. But you know the Irish are happy people and everybody wants to be Irish in march, so it's just a fun time."
The race encourages runners to bring canned goods for the Saint Patrick Hunger Project. Proceeds from the race go to the Tipp Hill Neighborhood Association.