Thousands prepare for Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Day Road Race

Hampden County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 6,000 people have already registered for Saturday’s race, and runners were busy picking up their bibs Friday afternoon.

Parking restrictions in place for St. Patrick’s Parade, Road Race

Bib pickup and in-person registration started Friday from 3 to 6 and will pick up again Saturday. In addition to the thousands of people running, thousands more will gather to watch the race, starting off at Maple and Lyman street at 1 p.m.

Though bib pickup was busy Friday night as people got their numbers and t-shirts, race director Brian Donoghue noted that Saturday will be even busier. He said, “Right before the race, right around 11:30 and 12:30 it’s really nuts in here. We really encourage people come down early.”

Runners can pick up their bibs between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 143 Maple Street at the main tent. Participants can choose to run the 10k race or the two mile walk.

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