Third annual St. Patrick’s Day Race held in Newry

NEWRY -?The third annual St. Patrick’s Day Race “went very well,”?according to organizers, with a total of 195 participants registered to do the 5K Run, 5K Race-Walk, the One-Mile Fun Walk or the “Limerick to Dublin” children’s dash.

Award medals were presented to 5K runners in 15 age groups, and the top three male and female finishers of the 5K Race-Walk. Ribbons were given to all One-Mile Fun Walkers and Dash participants. To have the race results emailed to you, send an email to or go to the Facebook page:

After expenses, St. Patrick Parish will realize approximately $3,500 from this event.

“Community support was fantastic – a great big thank you to all of our sponsors and donors. We couldn’t have done it without you,” said Margaret Bradley, one of the race organizers.

A total of 100 door prizes were distributed to race participants.

Diamond Patrons: Allegheny Club of Hollidaysburg, Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council No. 4245.

Platinum Patrons: Altoona Ophthalmology Associates and Dr. Andrew Michanowicz.

Gold Patrons: Altoona Soft Water, Bolger Brothers Inc., Britz & Associates, Gingerbread Man Running Co., Hallman’s Auto Repair, Keller Engineers, Moore Power Sales, Newry Self Storage, Schultz Co., Shaw Forestry, Dr. Gregory C. Sweeney, Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 and West Central Equipment.

Silver Patrons: Answer Physical Therapy and Health Center, ARC Federal Credit Union, Blair Mill Outlet, Drs. Centar and Imler, Fiore Toyota Scion VW Audi, Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, Pro Active Sports, Sheetz, Spring House Grille, Stuckey Ford & Subaru and Suter Fencing.

Bronze Patron: Tea Merchant 101.

Door prize donors and other contributors: All Star Pizza, Allegro, Altoona Curve Baseball, Athenian Cafe, Backyard Burgers, Bill Shuster, Blair Township Police Department, Creekside Inn, Domino’s Pizza, Donut Connection, Dutch Hill Chocolate, East Freedom Police Department, Eat ‘n Park, Fox Trot Runners, Friendly’s, HealthSouth Altoona, Holiday Bowl, Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Jethro’s, Lasser’s Shoe Fly Athletics, Leighty’s Farm Market, Longhorn Steakhouse, Lowe’s, Mane Effects Salon, Martin’s Food Store, Marzoni’s, Mrs. Grove’s Pastries, Nolt’s Furniture, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Road ID, Roaring Spring Water, Sherwin Williams, Shirley’s Cookies, Spokes ‘n Skis, Subway, The Summit, Sweet Frog, TGI Friday’s, Villa Salon, Walmart, Weis Markets, Wendt’s Florist, YMCA/Hollidaysburg, YMCA/Roaring Spring and Yamato’s Restaurant.