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The 8th Annual “Run for the Gold” was a family gathering that even the Irish would be proud of as over 700 runners & walkers gathered downtown on St. Clair for the St. Patrick’s Day event.  Plenty of activities were available in downtown Frankfort for the entire family before the race even began.  Local bagpiper, Keith Goins, led the children with a stroll through the street of downtown. Then, the Lexington Irish Dancers performed in front of the Grand Theatre.

The race is the second in the new Frankfort Striders Run/Walk Series.  More information on the other races is available on the Frankfort Striders Run/Walk Series website (www.frankfortstriders.com) and on their Facebook group.

The overall male winner with a blazing time of 9:27.2 minutes was Aaron Schaffner. While the overall female winner was Roberta Meyer, with a time of 11:26.0.

Once again, timing was done by Good Times Event Services and the times can be found on the links below.

Overall Finishers

Finishers by Category


About the Frankfort Striders Run/Walk Series

Participate in at least 6 of the races to receive a commemorative glass, participate in 9 and receive a glass and a long sleeve t-shirt or participate in at least 12 and receive a glass, a long sleeve t-shirt and a sweatshirt and a plaque! Anyone who participates in at least 6 of the races also receives a ticket to the Series Celebration. Jackson Construction is sponsoring the prizes.

Watch the start of the 8th Annual GSS Run For the Gold 3K Run/Walk below:

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