Wordless Wednesday St. Patty’s Day Road Race!

This past weekend was a big weekend around here. The city hubby works in has a lot of Irish and they don’t let St. Patrick’s Day go by without a weekend long celebration. In fact they have one of the countries largest parades! Saturday we attended the big road race. It goes right past our auto body so it’s great that we have guaranteed good seating πŸ™‚

Thousands and I mean thousands of people come from all over for both the Road Race and the Parade. All the major streets are shut down and you’ll find them filled with people and vendors! Of course drinking is allowed on the streets so as it the day goes on it becomes a bit less kid appropriate.

Gavin and Johnny ran the kids races. Of course I had to run with Gavin, but he was so happy about it! Both boys even got a shirt after! Theirs was the length of a city block while the adults did a 10K.

After Gavin just had to have his face painted like Spiderman. We thought it was so cool.

Not bad huh? Too bad after paying $10 he wanted it off in 10 minutes!

The kids had a field day on our golf cart. Yes, this is the same one that Johnny crashed and totaled into the stone wall last year. Hubby redid it nice, huh?

We lined up to watch the runners!
(Sorry I’ve been asked to keep my niece off my blog)

Over 6000 runners show up each year!

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Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you’ll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. Wowzers! I may have to come visit you next year, lots of fun times going on. so did you wash his face or did he wait. he looked so cute πŸ™‚

    • Jennifer says:

      LOL, I washed it off as he tried rubbing it on everyone.

  2. Candace says:

    Wow what gorgeous weather to run in its just been gray here for so long. Love that spider-man face paint!

    • Jennifer says:

      Thankfully it was about 45 degrees that day! Sadly the next day it snowed 3 inches!

  3. Looks like everyone had a good time.

  4. Katie says:

    how fun! I love St. Patrick’s Day!

  5. Dee says:

    LOVE the face paint!

  6. Tiffany says:

    Love runs for a good cause. Way to get out there and support! Love the spiderman face paint job, that looks way cool!

  7. Jenny says:

    Oh wow, that looks like a fun day!

  8. Kelly says:

    Wow! What a ton of fun for the whole family!

  9. I’m not that disciplined…lol.

  10. Stefany Thode says:

    That looks like tons of fun! I love the face paint… and I would want it off too. LOL

  11. That looks fun! We’ve never been to our St. Patty’s Day parade, the roads are just too dangerous with all of the early drinkers.

  12. Janessa says:

    Looks like you had a great time!

  13. I like the Spider Man face! Looks like fun! But not fun that it was $10 and then he wanted it off in 10 min.

  14. Emilie @ Baby Loving Mama says:

    Warren would have LOVED to be made up like spiderman. He adores all superheros/action figures but spiderman is his fav. And of course Joe would have loved to run the 10k. Wish it were closer!

    Glad you had a great time!

  15. Tammi says:

    Looks like fun!!
    πŸ™‚

  16. Abby Approved says:

    Looks like fun!!!

  17. Sam says:

    It looks like you had a great day! I love the face paint.

  18. Oh what great memories captured for you! Isn’t it fun when everyone joins in & the whole town gets together! The boys look like they’re having great fun. Those look like professional painting too! As far as rubbing it on everyone… boys will be boys! I had two and two I know what you’re going through! lol Have a great day. Thanks for the linky.

  19. Louise says:

    How fun, a day full of fun events. Love the photos a lot!

  20. Looks like it was an awesome time! We went to a parade for the first time this year which was pretty fun.

  21. Lisa @ Becoming - Mum says:

    Looks like you had a good time! Happy WW

  22. Kayla says:

    Wow! Man, you guys really DO take St. Patty’s day seriously O.o

    That looks like so much fun!

  23. How fun! I just love the face painting! Well worth the $10.

  24. Looked like loads of fun. Loved the face painting!

  25. Awesome spiderman face!!!

  26. Mimi says:

    Wow, that looks like a blast. We have a tiny town about 5 minutes away and you’d NEVER know how small it is since it’s an Irish town. So many people show up to celebrate it’s crazy. Is that golf cart custom? Never seen anything like it!

    • Jennifer says:

      LOL, Yes, we own an auto body so we fixed it up nice πŸ˜‰

  27. awww that looked like fun and looks like it’s warm by you too.

  28. Holly says:

    Looks like everyone had a great day! My Q would’ve loved the spiderman face paint! πŸ™‚

  29. blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    That is such a cool event, and his face was worth $10. They did a GREAT job!

  30. Rob says:

    Any kind of parade is a great time but a St Paddy’s Day parade is an awesome time. LOL. Great Pictures.

    Happy WW!

  31. Julie @Momspective says:

    I used to go through Holyoke on my way to Lee every year growing up. I used to say “Holyoke Batman!”

  32. LeeAnn says:

    Looks like a fun day! I love the Spiderman face!

    Can you please delete #39? I’m on my phone and accidentally clicked submit when last week’s link was still in there. Sorry about that!

  33. That looks like a lot of fun — our city has several parades and we didn’t make ONE!

  34. lisa says:

    that really looks like a fun time!!
    i LOVE the face painting.

  35. Amber says:

    Can’t wait til it’s nice enough to do all this! πŸ™‚ It was 50 degrees last weekend and snowed 6+ inches last night. Boo.

    • Jennifer says:

      LOL It was only 43 degrees out and it snowed 3 inches the next day.

  36. Deborah says:

    Looks like a great family time!

  37. Looks like a fun event! That face painting is really good!

  38. Julie @Momspective says:

    I haven’t been back that way in a decade but I have great memories! I’ll let you know for sure if I end up in the area again. I’m becoming a flight attendant, what’s the closest airport?

  39. looks like so much fun! love the spiderman paint job πŸ™‚

  40. Looks like so much fun!

  41. That looks like so much fun! I don’t even know if we have something like that here… I should look! πŸ™‚

  42. Erica G says:

    Looks and sounds like a good time. I love the face painting. My daughter was the opposite. She didn’t want to sit still, so she only got a little flower. Then she didn’t want it off!

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