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Shamrock Run Brings In Funds for Special Olympics

Runners strapped on their sneakers and put on their best St.Patrick’s Day costumes for a good cause Saturday morning

Posted: Mar. 18, 2018 3:22 PM
Updated: Mar. 19, 2018 10:49 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Runners strapped on their sneakers and put on their best St.Patrick’s Day costumes for a good cause Saturday morning. Norty’s 5th annual Shamrock Run pulled in over 400 runners to raise nearly $12,000 for the special Olympics.

Missouri Special Olympics Development Director Melody Prawitz said fundraisers like the 5K are vital to providing programs from special needs athletes in northwest Missouri.

“Special Olympics is a program that’s year-round. We do not charge our athletes to participate, so we depend on events such as this to provide the needed programming for our athletes,” Prawitz said.

The race covered a three-mile path from Grand Avenue to Norty’s Bar and Grill on Frederick Ave, where prizes were awarded to the top finishers and the group with the best costumes.

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