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Village Runner Announces Racing Calendar

St. Patrick’s Day will come early this year in the South Bay. On Sunday, March 3 the Village Runner will host its annual 5K Run/Community Walk and ‘Little Leprechaun Dash for the Gold’ in Redondo Beach, CA.

The St. Patrick's Day 5K Run/Walk and ‘Little Leprechaun Dash for the Gold’ expects over 2,700 runners at the start of the race in Riviera Village. A portion of the proceeds will go to local schools.

Participants often run in full St. Paddy’s Day outfits with shamrocks painted on their faces and bodies, lucky beads, Leprechaun hats and green party outfits. Runners typically fill the local bars and restaurants following the race to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day.  

Mike Ward is the owner of Village Runner and will be the race director for the St. Paddy’s Day and July 4 events. A former top high school, college and post collegiate distance runner, Ward brings a lifetime of running experience to create events designed for runners. “Our course is mainly flat, fast and scenic and runners traditionally set PR’s in our events,” Ward said. “Dig out your holiday outfits and let’s celebrate by racing fast and together having fun.”

Late Registration for the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Community Walk starts at 6:30 a.m., the Walk begins at 8 a.m. and the Kids Dash starts at 9:30 a.m. Pre-packet Pick-up is Saturday, March 2from Noon – 7 p.m. at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach.

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