NEWRY - St. Patrick's Parish held its inaugural St. Patrick's Day race on March 17.
A total of 292 participants registered to do the 5K run, the One-Mile Fun Walk or the "Limerick to Dublin" children's Dash.
Award medals were presented to 5K winners in nine age groups; ribbons were given to all walkers and Dash participants.
See two additional stories for men's and female finishing results
After expenses, the parish will realize more than $5,000 from this event.
Event sponsors include:
Platinum Patrons ($100 to $200): Gregory Sweeney, M.D.; Knights of Columbus Council No. 4245, Star of the Sea; Dr. Andrew Michanowicz; Gingerbread Man Running Co.
Gold Patrons ($100): Answer Physical Therapy and Health Center; Allegheny Club of Hollidaysburg; Britz & Associates; Central PA Cardiology; Keller Engineers; Moore Power Sales; NAPA Auto Parts, Duncansville; Perove Wealth Management; Schultz Co.; Shaw Forestry.
Silver Patrons ($75): Beatty's Carpet Cleaners (The Original); Fiore Toyota Scion VW Audi; Growden's Upholstery; Splish Splash Car Wash.
Bronze Patrons ($50): Ace fix-it Hardware; Altoona Ophthalmology Associates; ARC Federal Credit Union; Drs. Centar and Imler; Leighty's Farm Market; Mane Effects Salon; J.V. Meadows & Sons; Newry Self Storage; Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home; Pro Active Sports; Re/Max Results Realty Group; S&T Bank; Sheetz Inc.; Spokes 'n Skis; Stuckey Ford & Subaru; VFW Post 8724, Duncansville; Wolf Furniture.
Door prize donors, refreshments or other contributions: Ace fix-it Hardware, Altoona Curve, All Star Pizza, Allegro, Athenian Cafe, Back Yard Burgers, Blair Township Police Department, Burger King, Creekside Inn, Curves, Denny's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Donut Connection, Freedom Police Department, Eat 'n Park, El Campesino, F.A. Gerhart Lanes, Foxtrot Runners, Friendly's, Holiday Bowl, Home Depot, Hoss's Family Steak & Sea, Jethro's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, King's Restaurant, LaScalia's Restaurant, Leighty's Farm Market, Longhorn Steakhouse, Long John Silvers, Lowe's, MailPro, Martin's Food Store, Marzoni's, McDonald's, Mel's Ribs, Mrs. Grove's Pastries, Nolt's Furniture, Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Planet Fitness, Pleasant Valley Bowling, Red Lobster, Road ID, Sherwin Williams, Shirley's Cookies, Spring House Grille, Subway, The Summit, TGI Friday's, Tea Merchant 101, Walmart, Weis Markets, Yamato's Restaurant.
"We hope to make it an annual event and look forward to seeing you at St. Patrick's Day Race 2013,'' said race organizers Marge and Doug Bradley.