Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Being an Irish-woman with an unfortunate two beer sanity limit, I had to go looking for alternative fun this past St. Patrick's Day weekend. (It is a week-long celebration, right?) I didn't have to look far. Me and the husband and the teenager daughter (who doesn't yet hate me) headed into Hartford for the annual Max O'Hartford 5k Road Race. Everyone was decked out in green - well almost every one - and at 60 something degrees, it finally felt like spring!




There was a "Wee Mile" race for the kids...




And winners were everywhere!

Particularly challenging was the Restaurant Relay, where area restaurant employees deftly tested their skills...



It would be a shame to spill any of that Thomas Hooker Lager!

With over 2,000 runners, the streets of Hartford were a sea of green...

filled with young and old alike...

...as well as the...uh...imaginative!

Yet there were some serious contenders...

And sponsors Steve Abrams & Rich Rosenthal of Max Downtown & Trumbull Kitchen presided over the finish line.


Waving in the victor, Sean Livingston of Barrington, Rhode Island.

Duncan, Steve & Richard of Max Restaurant Group

The After Party! Max Downtown server, Lauren Holden.

2 comments:

A World in a PAN said...

I enjoyed all your shots! Set me in a good mood for the day. Would I dare dying my hair green for a celebration? I'm not sure but thatguy looks great!

Fifi Flowers said...

Sooooo good to see a MARCH post! Miss you... I think I will pop over and see if you have anything posted on fb... hmmm

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