Perhaps it was the threat of rain. Perhaps it was the colder weather. Perhaps it was the fact that the University of Kentucky Wildcats were playing in the NCAA Tournament at the same time. Even though the actual rain held off on Saturday, only about 330 people participated in the 10th Annual Good Shepherd “Run for the Gold” 3K Run/Walk. Families and die hard runners alike gathered and enjoyed the St. Patrick’s Day festivities as the skies threatened to open up and pour on the annual event. And the temperature was plenty like that of the Motherland of Ireland herself, cool enough to keep the hardiest of leprechauns in hiding. The usual plethora of activities were available in downtown Frankfort for the entire family before the race even began. A local bagpiper, the Lexington Irish Dancers and even a crazy costume contest were among the family friendly activities. 45 year old Cory Sims posted a respectable 11:39.7 minutes.

The race is the third in the popular 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 winner was a female this year. 16 year old Molly Stigers crossed the finish line with a blazing time of 10:54.1 minutes. The second runner to cross the finish line was also a female. 15 year old Makena Gillion came in hot on Molly’s heels at 11:03.8 minutes. Third place overall was actually the first place male.

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

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About the Frankfort Striders Run/Walk Series

Participate in at least 7 of the 21 the races to receive: a ticket to our series celebration and a pint glass to fill with free beverage. Complete at least 10 of the 21 races on our race calendar and receive: a ticket to our series celebration, a pint glass to fill with free beverage, AND a series t-shirt. Complete at least 13 of the 21 races on our race calendar and receive: a ticket to our series celebration, a pint glass to fill with free beverage, a series t-shirt, a series long-sleeve tech shirt, a commemorative plaque. PLUS, entry into a drawing for $200 cash! (receive 1 entry for every race you complete beyond 12)

Jackson Construction is sponsoring the prizes.

How to participate:  Just register and complete as many of our races as possible.  We will be tracking finishers!  **PLEASE REGISTER UNDER SAME NAME FOR EACH RACE**

Watch the Start of the 10th Annual GSS Run For the Gold 3K Run/Walk below:

Check out the Lexington Irish Dancers and Bagpiper performing below:

Check out photos from the event on Capital Living below:

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