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Shamrock Run steps off Friday night

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The 19th annual March of Dimes Shamrock Run and Fitness Walk, the only night race in town, takes place at 6 p.m. Friday.

The event will set a new record with more than 2,000 people registered. This year, Volvo of Savannah has signed on as the presenting sponsor. The fund-raiser helps the march of dimes be a champion for healthy babies.

"It is exciting because we are raising money for march of dimes with helps pre-maturity and a lot of the money stays locally we have an onsite person at memorial who is wonderful," said John Shine, chairman of the Shamrock Run.

The race begins with a quarter-mail children's race. There is also a green du jour costume contest - sponsored by Brooks.

Come in your favorite St. Patrick's Day costume for a chance to win some cash.

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