Shamrock Shuffle 5K upcoming

TROY — Get your St. Patrick’s Day festivities started on the right foot. Join hundreds of runners for the Third annual St. Patrick School Alumni & Friends Shamrock Shuffle 5K on Saturday, March 12.

The 5K will begin at the Troy Memorial Stadium at 8:30 a.m., registration beginning at 7:15 a.m. Those who pre-register will be able to pick up their race shirts and packets on Friday, March 11 from 4-6 p.m. at the stadium. Pre-register by March 1 with a $25 entry fee, including a race shirt. Registration following that date will be $35, and race shirt is not guaranteed. Register at

“We have had such an overwhelming show of support from the community, St. Patrick Church and School families and staff, that we surpassed our registration totals from last year a couple weeks ago,” said Chuck Karnehm, committee leader of the Alumni & Friends Organization.

Following the race, participants will be routed to the St. Patrick Church undercroft (basement) at 409 E. Main S., Troy, for a celebration including unique awards, Kegs & Eggs (beer served to 21 years and older). Breakfast for non-racers will be $5. Rankings will be tracked and announced by Speedy Feet; and, awards will be distributed to the top three in each age/gender category and overall.

Principal, Cyndi Cathcart, is proud.

“Alumni, students, parents, even grandparents are so involved in the continued betterment of St. Patrick School. It’s such a blessing to have this strong community of support — all to see our students succeed from an early age,” Cathcart said.

Race proceeds support the St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School Alumni & Friends Fund, which offsets students’ tuition fees and provides valuable classroom equipment and resources.

Don’t let the St. Patrick Day spirit begin and end at the Shamrock Shuffle. The St. Patrick’s Men’s Softball team will host fish fry events on Friday, Feb. 26, March 4 and March 11 from 5:30- 7 p.m. in the St. Patrick Church undercroft with $9 all-you-can-eat fish, reduced prices for seniors and children (peanut butter and jelly and carry-out options available). Finally, get your dancing shoes on for the “The Shamrock Shindig” benefitting student travel, which will be held following the race at 7 p.m. March 12. Contact the school for more information at (937) 339.3705.

For more information regarding the Shamrock Shuffle 5K, registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Chuck Karnehm at (937) 524-1517 or