By Abby Kuhns
Summit County Running Club held the Shamrock 5k and 15k run on March 11 this year. This event is their 4th annual Shamrock run.
The race started and finished at Woodridge Middle School. This course is mostly flat meaning fast times for competitors.
Between the 5k and 15k there were 316 competitors that came out and ran on Sunday morning.
Athletes were rewarded with hot soup, fruit, donuts, cookies and more after running their race.
Trophies were awarded to the top three females and males, along with the top three places in each age group for both the 5k and 15k run.
This year’s top three female competitors in the 5k were Mackenzie McCarthy, Isabelle Best and Meagan Varga. The top three male finishers were Charles Novak, Curt Bachus and Bill Braden.
In the 15k run the top female finisher was Kristinia Reilly and the first place male finisher was Jeff Wilson.
There were plenty of volunteers at the race and every one of them was so kind.
This was one of my favorite races in which I participated because it was not overly crowded, and the course was amazing. The food afterwards was better than most 5k runs, and the people were also very nice.
Overall this event ran very well and it was a great way to bring runners from all over Northeast Ohio together for a community event.