At 8:30am, the riders of the Pedalin’ for St. Pat’s Bike Ride will begin the 50K bike ride through some of the most scenic parts of the city: Garden of the Gods, Blodgett Peak, Austin Bluffs and Memorial Park. After reaching Colorado College, they are invited to roll as part of the St Patrick’s Day Parade!
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Sallie and Welling Clark at last
year’s St. Pat’s Day Parade
The 5K for St Patrick’s Day starts at 10:00am. Last year, more than 3400 runners took part in the traditional start of the running season in Colorado Springs. The flat, fast course is a great way to shake off the winter’s cobwebs and get ready for Springs! The Leprechaun Fun Run at 11:00 is for kids 10 and under, with ½ and 1 mile courses through the heart of downtown.
Marchers and spectators in their greenest finery: over 100 parade entries, including bands, floats, flags and leprechauns, one of the grandest traditions in Colorado Springs, and one of the biggest events on our city. Over 30,000 cheering revelers – young and old – will line the streets as the parade winds through the heart of Downtown to the sound of bagpipes beginning at noon.