2nd Annual St. Paddy's Day 5k Run goes March 16

Nothing says St. Patrick's day like a 5km run in the snow, so says the Fort St. John Irish Dance Society. On Saturday, March 16, the Society is holding its 2nd Annual Fort St. John St. Paddy's Day Run, Walk and Jig. The event raises funds and awareness for the Watt School of Irish Dance. 

The run — or walk — will begin at 10 a.m. at the North Peace Leisure Pool parking lot. To register for the race or for more info, go here. Come wear green, bring your cleats, and dress warm for a fun day of running for a good cause. All ages are welcome. 

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As a bonush, and in keeping with the St. Paddy's Day spirit, those who finish the race can bring their finishing medal to various food and drink establishments in town for a discount or free beverage. Go to the St. Paddy's Day 5k Facebook Page for more information.

Winners will receive a prize as well, and all who participate will be entered into a draw to win a half-hour helicopter ride. 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.

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