On March 16 The Oregonian shares that 35,000 people showed up to run or walk in the 35th Annual Adidas Shamrock Run along the Portland Waterfront.
The annual race has several options; The 15 k. Shamrock Challenge for those early risers, the 8 K. Shamrock Race, 1 k. Leprechaun Lap, 5 K. Shamrock Run, and the 5 k. Shamrock Stride. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate and help bring in money for Dornbecher's Children's Hospital. At this time, totals earned aren't available, but with 35,000 participants, it's likely that it was a good amount.
Crowds decked out in all shades of green, St. Patrick's Day gear, and silly attire participated in the race/ walk around the waterfront in the cold and occasionally sprinkling weather this morning. The race started off this morning with a "loosely knit kilt" contest in which participants were judged on their kilts to win prizes. At the end of the race, refreshments of green beer, clam chowder, and live local bands were provided for those that could prove they were of drinking age.
Overall, while the streets were crowded, the roads were blocked off to protect walkers and runners safety and everyone seemingly had fun, despite the weather.