In March, I participated in the 37th annual St. Patrick's Day Road Race in Manhattan, Kansas. This walk and/or run is the largest and oldest in Manhattan, Kansas, and benefits the Special Olympics. For the last several years there were over 1,500+ participants at each road race, and this year they added a timing chip from Manhattan Running Company which gave everyone our results both at kiosks available onsite and through social media apps. There are even awards and door prizes for the participants. Additionally, Aggieville merchants organize and sponsor the St. Patty's Day Parade following the event. A family can make an entire day of the festivities.
I would suggest, give the run or walk a try next year if you are close to Manhattan, Kansas. It's available to all age groups, and each participant receives a St. Pat's Road Race t-shirt and a post race BBQ! Go to http://universityextras.com/letsgorun.com/st-patricks-day-road-races and take a look at race offerings either in Manhattan, Kansas, or in your area, and help a worthy local organization.