March 18th, 2023 – 9:15 PM
Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter –
Rome’s most fun and festive 5K took place on Saturday in the downtown area.
The 2023 Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and Health Walk presented by Atrium Health Floyd began on First Avenue just down from Bridgepoint Plaza.
Over 400 runners and walkers decked out in leprechaun green continued through portions of the Kingfisher Trail, on top of the levee, and finished on the pedestrian bridge just before the Town Green and the Forum.
According to the event organizer, Rome Floyd-Parks and Recreation, the 5k race is certified by USA Track and Field and is also a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.
Crowds gathered at the town green to cheer on and celebrate the race participants while kids also enjoyed a fun foamy bubble area.