The Shamrock Run Will Be Running Through Buffalo This Weekend
If you happen to see a leprechaun running through the streets of South Buffalo this weekend, don't bother chasing him to find his pot of gold. He might lead you to beer however! The Shamrock Run is this weekend.
This 8k run has been going for years now in South Buffalo. It' started in 1978 and hasn't slowed down since. Yup, that means this is the 39th annual Shamrock Run and it helps support the Old First Ward Community Association.
The trickiest part of running the race this weekend for the unseasoned runner in Buffalo could turn out to be dressing appropriately. While they'll be running and working up a sweat, it will also be very cold out. Temps are expected to stay in the 20s for the race. You can't bundle up too much or you'll overheat when you run, but if you don't have enough on, you could run in to trouble too.
Our own Rob Banks ran it a few years ago. You never know who you might see on the trail.
Good luck to everyone running this weekend! I'll be cheering you on...from my nice warm bed.