Runners get festive in Terrace St. Patricks Day Run

Nearly all decked out in green, more than 160 people ran the first Terrace St Patty’s Day Run

A bustling crowd of 167 people, sported runners in leprechaun costumes, Irish kilts, beer mug hats, and pretty much anything green for Terrace’s first St. Patricks Day Run.

There were families and groups of friends laughing and enjoying costumes before the race started at 10 a.m., kicked off by local runner Joe Pelletier, one of the tree founders of the revived Skeena Valley Runners Club.

It was the first run event organized by the new club, which started up again last July, and it included a large group of runners from Prince Rupert and several from Kitimat.

READ MORE: Terrace running club back on the road

The almost-17-year-old Connor Block finished the 5K in a whopping 17:39 followed by Colin Scott and Derek Flynn.

More results to come.

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Michelle Leite races to the finish line in Terrace’s first St Patricks Day Race, a 5K organized by the revived Skeena Valley Runners club. (Jackie Lieuwen / Black Press)

MaryAnn Freeman races to the finish line in Terrace’s first St Patricks Day Race, a 5K organized by the revived Skeena Valley Runners club. (Jackie Lieuwen / Black Press)

Kim MacDougall, Stacey Primosh, and Amber McIsack cheer as they cross the finish line after the fun 5K race. (Jackie Lieuwen / Black Press)

Reese Hansen, 8, and Roberta Taylor sprint the final stretch. (Jackie Lieuwen / Black Press)

Four-year-old Hayden McCreery was surrounded by cheers after he finished the 5K race Saturday. (Jackie Lieuwen / Black Press)

Amber McIsack, left, and Robin Muller, in blue, high-five the decked out St. Patty’s Day pit-stop members after the run Saturday. That’s Yvonne Schmidt in the green hat high-fiving Muller, and on her left is Shelly Houlden, right is Angela Wesley. The ladies ran a pit stop and green jello booth for runners at the end of a driveway on McConnell Avenue, along with Terry Houlden and James Bolton. (Jackie Lieuwen / Black Press)

Diane Furtado was one of a number of people from Kitimat to join the Terrace race. (Jackie Lieuwen / Black Press)

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