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Colorado Springs celebrates St. Patrick's Day with the largest parade in the city, this Saturday

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Posted at 11:57 AM, Mar 12, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-12 20:23:52-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and Colorado Springs is looking to celebrate in style. News 5 is a proud sponsor and hopes to see you there, if you see the NBC float make sure to wave!

A massive parade will be held on Saturday in honor of the holiday and marks the 40th St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs.

The 40th edition of the parade and the massive celebration that comes alongside it.

The parade route will follow Tejon Street from East St. Vrain Street to Vermijo Avenue.

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If you feel like you are not actively celebrating enough, you can take part in some of the most Colorado ways to celebrate possible, running and biking.

There will be several fun-filled events that will take place on the same day before the parade.

Those who love to run can participate in a St. Patrick's Day 5K race.

This race will begin at 10 a.m. and will also be following Tejon Street.

Registration for this event will cost $40 to register until Mar. 15 or $45 on the day of the race.

As it is with any race, there will be several prizes up for grabs including the Corporate Cup, the Four Leaf Clover Four-Pack, and the Military Cup. More information on each of these divisions can be found here.

If running isn't your cup of tea, you might want to participate in Pedalin' St. Pats Family, Intermediate, and Challenging Ride, biking circuits.

The Intermediate Race will be a 30-kilometer loop around the city, the Challenging Race will be a 50-kilometer loop around the city, and the Family Ride will ride downtown and be included in the parade itself.

The races will begin at the parking garage at Colorado College, 14 E Cache Le Poudre St. at 9 a.m.

If you would like to see the map of the courses you can visit this link.

You can register for the cycle races here. Kids 10 and under ride free, but must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Not to miss out on the fun, children can participate in the Leprechaun Fun Run.

The fun run begins at 11 a.m. and will cover the distances of half a mile for the wee children and one mile for the older children.

The race will begin at the corner of Tejon and Bijou and participants must be there by 10:45 a.m.

All of the children in the race will receive a shirt and bib which must be picked up from the St. Paddy's Sports Expo on Friday between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Click here to register, all children will cost $12 to register.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade is the largest parade in the city and has plenty of entertainment for all people.

If you want to see all the incredible events during the day you can check out Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade website.

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