The middle of March is the unofficial kickoff to the road racing season in the Flint area.  Two races with a St. Patrick theme take place just a few days apart.  Put on your green running stuff and run your shamrocks off at the Shilelagh 4-miler in Flushing on Saturday March 12th.  You can get details and sign up at: www.riverbendstriders.com.

March 17th is St. Patrick's Day and the annual Pot O' Gold Shuffle 4-mile race in downtown Flint.  Details and registration at:  www.potofgoldrun.com

The races are both a lot of fun, and it's customary to visit the nearest pub afterward to "re-hydrate" with a pint or two of something Irish.