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Celtic 4-miler to kick off St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Start your celebrating of St. Paddy’s day with the Celtic 4-miler on March 12 at Huizenga Plaza (32 E. Las Olas Blvd.) in Fort Lauderdale.

The four-miler starts at 7:30 a.m. and takes runners on a course east on Las Olas Blvd. to the Intracoastal; then, back to Huizenga Plaza and the site of the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival.

If four miles is too much, how about a two-mile “Stretch of the Legs” walk or a kids’ “Catch the Leprechaun and his pot of gold” one-mile fun run?

The parade starts at noon, which gives runners plenty of time to get out of their running clothes and into proper St. Patrick’s Day attire. Before the parade, runners and their support crews can enjoy vendors, food, beer and Irish music.

All-day parking in one of the city’s parking garages is $5. Enjoy onsite vendors, food, beer and Irish music all day and into the wee hours of the night.

Registration for the Celtic 4-miler is $38. Prices vary according to the event. To register or to find out more, click here.

Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on

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