Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5K Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm Start
Location: Holyoke Elks Lodge 902 - Ashley Reservoir
City/Town: Holyoke, MA

Limited to the first 1000 runners

Come kick off the 42nd anniversary of the Holyoke St Patrick’s Day 10K with a Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day 5K on September 10th!

5K will be run on the dirt roads of the beautiful Ashley Reservoir. After the race runners will be treated to a Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration that will include food, live Irish bands, and kids activities.

If you choose to sign up for both races you can register for the 42nd Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Road Race for only $20! You must do this while registering for the September race to get the discount.

Register for both races and Save!
$25 - now until August 31st
$30 - from September 1st until race day
$35 - day of race

Cash prize structure announced:
(All awards have Male & Female divisions)
1st Place - $200
2nd Place - $100
3rd Place - $50
All Age Division Winners - $50

Register Online: Available now

Moroccan Olympic Runner Breaks Record in 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Road Race

Photo by Frederick Gore, The Republican,
Article by Seth Roberts, The Republican

Mourad Marofit, a Moroccan long-distance runner who competed in the 2008 Olympics, cruised to a course record time of 28:37, beating last year's champion by 39 seconds.

Marofit, who placed third in the 2015 race, took turns pacing with four other runners through mile two, before pulling ahead. By mile three, he had a 20-second lead over Haile Tegegn.

It wasn't until a 4:06 mile on the steep downhill mile five, however, that a record became feasible.

The smooth-running Marofit recorded a 4:30 sixth mile despite slapping five with spectators. He sprinted the last part, beating John Doherty's 1993 course record of 28:46.

Marofit, of New York, received a $1,000 first place prize and a $1,000 bonus. He recently raced in New Orleans at the Shamrockin Run, an 8K in which he finished fourth with a time of 23:01.

Read the entire masslive article here...

41st Annual St. Patrick’s Road Race Results

Etalemahu Habtewold Sets New Women’s Course Record for Second Straight Year Photo by Frederick Gore, The Republican

On the women's side, Ethiopian runner Etalemahu Habtewold set a course record for the second straight year, with a winning time of 32:50 -- a 20-second improvement.

Habtewold, of New York, took 10th place overall and was never challenged by another female racer.

Read the entire masslive article here...

“This race came at an ideal time. It’s a great course - a miniature Boston. There were a lot of people out there watching considering the weather. I guess this town goes crazy for St. Patrick’s Day.” - (John Treacy)

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