Maryland Outdoor Club
Sun, Mar 15 2009 - Saint Patrick's Day Shamrock 5k (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Jen A, John Putman
Participants:John Putman, Amy K, Kimberly McCue, Kenny Brooks, Jen A, Jason Dickey, Janine Yieh, Amy Pickwick, Maria Maranto Dickey, Jennifer Hafner, Casey Starshine, Rebecca Austin, Ian Wright, Tracy Ward Wright, michael thomey, Rani Gran, Tara Matlak, Keith Carey

Write Up:
The suspense was unreal. Could they do it again? Would MOC recapture the Kelly Cup for a second year in a row?

MOC racers grouped outside the Enoch Pratt Library on a dreary Sunday to stretch and get ready for the Kelly St. Patrick's Day 5K. As the race organizer pointed out, a race that starts downhill and ends with free beer is a race that only the Irish could dream up. But, we were there for the glory and honor of winning the Kelly Cup, which goes to the group with the largest number of participants

MOC racers ran, sprinted, or walked across the finish line, then huddled together to wait for the official announcement of the Kelly Cup winner. Alas! The "Here for Beer" team won the Cup. MOC racers departed, sad that they lost the Cup but resolved in their dedication to return bigger and better next year.

And, we're looking forward to next year's race, since we'll have the newest MOC member, Madelyn Putman, there to cheer us on. Congrats Putman family!

- Jen

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