Gather your best green running gear, the Old First Ward Shamrock Run is this Saturday.  The pot of gold at the end of the race is an enormous beer tent.

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Buffalo Rising write you will not be alone,

 thousands of runners will be taking to the streets...This Buffalo-esque run is not only a celebration of Irish culture,  it also marks that spring is upon us. It’s time to shed layers, toast to the warm weather ahead, and… run!

Yes, wear green,

The Shamrock Run is open to runners of all ages and abilities. It’s a great way to get to know the lay of the land, meet other runners, party, dress up, get healthy, get outdoors, and celebrate the coming of spring.

 

The run starts this Saturday, the 7th at 9 am from the OFW (Old First Ward) Community Center.  Click here to register!

Some run facts,

1) The 8k road race leads runners through the OFW and Larkin neighborhoods and has always been a showcase of Buffalo’s industrial past and how it shaped the OFW Neighborhood.

 

2) The course is certified through USA Track & Field and attracts dozens of competitive runners. For the overwhelming majority, though, it’s about a fun race with an iconic jacket and a raucous beer tent at the finish line.

 

3) The funds generated from this event are what keeps the OFW Community Center open. We currently have a free after school program, a daytime senior program, a housing assistance office, food pantry, gymnasium and weight room, and operate a community garden here in the neighborhood.