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March of Dimes celebrates 20th annual Shamrock Run

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Southeast Georgia Division of the March of Dimes celebrated the 20th annual Shamrock Run Friday evening in Savannah.

Nearly 2,000 runners swarmed downtown Savannah to participate in the event which kicked off at Congress and Jefferson streets near City Market. This year's race featured a Green Du Jour Costume Contest, in which runners dressed up in their favorite St. Patrick Day's costumes. Children and dogs were also allowed to participate this year.

March of Dimes board member Terri Doyle told WTOC the event is a wonderful way to start St. Patrick's Day festivities in Savannah.

"It is the best week of the year in Savannah and we're so thankful our community has always supported us and this race has grown and grown. We started 20 years ago, we may have had 4 or 500 runners, and now we're at 2,000 and it's become a signature event for St. Patrick's week and we love it."

For more information on St. Patrick's Day events, click here.

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