Reflecting on the Shamrock Run 5k: A Community Affair

[WATERTOWN, NY] - The recent Shamrock Run 5k, organized by the Watertown NY Family YMCA, brought together participants from all walks of life for a morning of fitness and fun. With 808 participants, this year's turnout exceeded expectations, signaling a return to pre-COVID levels of engagement.

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For many runners, the event was simply a chance to get out and enjoy the experience. One participant, preferring anonymity, summed it up as "just something to do for fun." Their sentiment echoed the casual, inclusive atmosphere that characterized the race.

Volunteers like Jonathan Comstock and Natalia Putnam, representing the YMCA, contributed to the event's success. They noted the sense of unity and encouragement among participants, with cheers ringing out from both spectators and fellow runners along the route.

Michelle Graham, Senior Director of Health and Wellness at the Watertown Family YMCA, highlighted the significance of the event's fundraising efforts. The proceeds will support various YMCA programs, including scholarships and new initiatives aimed at promoting community health and wellness.

Overall, the Shamrock Run 5k served as a testament to the YMCA's commitment to community engagement and healthy living. As participants crossed the finish line, they left with a sense of accomplishment and camaraderie, looking forward to future opportunities to come together for a common cause.

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March 24, 2024 — Matthew Gawors

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