Thank you runners. See you again 3/19/17!

Thank you all 765 runners who came out to make the eighth annual West End St. Patrick's 5k one of the best and most festive yet.

And thanks once again to our friends at Air Products for joining us as the presenting sponsor of our 2016 race. 

Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, March 19, 2017, for the ninth annual West End St. Patrick's 5k in one of Allentown's most charming neighborhoods.

You'll run the same course as the St. Patrick's Day Parade and get cheered on by hundreds of people lining the streets and partying in their front yards.

Then hang around after the awards for the Allentown St. Patrick's Day Parade, the largest in the Lehigh Valley. Enjoy marching bands, entertainers, local groups and much more. The 2017 parade will start at 1:30 p.m. and will pass the race start/finish area by about 2 p.m. It's an ideal post-race event for your family.

Proceeds from the race benefit the West End Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of neighbors and merchants dedicated toward the continued emergence of Allentown's West End Theatre District.