HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke celebrated the halfway mark to St. Patrick’s Day with a 5K Road Race on Saturday at the Ashley Reservoir and Holyoke Elks Lodge.

Guests were able to visit the vendor fair, food trucks, enjoy live music by The Tinkers, a cash bar by the Elks Lodge, and more. For children, there arts & crafts, hair designs, and an inflatable obstacle course along with a slide.

It was an upbeat day in preparation for the parade and St. Patrick’s Road Race six months down the road.

“As far as running, I’m looking forward to it,” expressed Karen Casey, President of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. “I hope I make it the whole way without falling down. It’ll be a great day and I’m looking forward to celebrating afterwards.”

The 70th St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be happening on Sunday, March 19, 2023, and the St. Patrick’s day Road Race will be held on Saturday, March 18.

Registration is also open now.