Chattanooga celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Shamrock Run
Chattanooga welcomed its first ever Shamrock Run.
Hundreds came out with friends and family wearing green shirts, hats and even tutus.
Victoria Seahorn helped organize the race. She says this race isn't only exciting to runners, but to city leaders as well.
"Everybody. The council members. And everyone is like 'oh, this sounds so cool.' We would like to come out and walk. And we encourage walkers too,” Seahorn said.
But it's the end of the race that has the adults excited.
Runners are rewarded with green beer.
Davis Carter said this is one of the more fun run's he has ever done, and he kept his Saint Patrick’s Day spirit the whole way.
"While I was sprinting at the end, it started to flop off on me. But I kept it on, I had to remain in spirit. So, it was a good trade-off,” Carter said.
The race is originally from Fort Lauderdale, where it has become one of the most popular fun runs.
They also had a leprechaun dash for kids.
Stacy Buckner says that's what makes this run so much fun.
"You can look around, and there is all ages out here. So, you see like tiny, tiny kids out here that finished about five minutes before me, and then you have older people, it's super awesome,” Buckner said.
Seahorn said all the money from race entry fees will go to programs that help kids with health and fitness.