St. Patrick’s Day Holyoke Road Race.

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Around here St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal. We actually have one of the largest parades on the east coast to celebrate it. We spend the day before the parade at the St. Patrick’s Day Holyoke Road Race. There were almost 7000 runners this year!

Holyoke, Massachusetts St. Patrick's Day Road Race #momspotted

It’s not all about the runners though.It’s basically a huge street party. It’s the only day we can walk about with open beverages and not get weird looks at 11am for having it. Until the race begins and moment the runners go by the streets are once again FILLED with people.

Holyoke, Massachusetts St. Patrick's Day Road Race #momspotted

Our family business just happens to be located right across the street from the race headquarters so a lot of our friends and family come down for a fun time- a few even run!

Holyoke, Massachusetts St. Patrick's Day Road Race #momspotted

Hubby was even interviewed by the local news. (this was going over things beforehand)

Holyoke, Massachusetts St. Patrick's Day Road Race #momspotted Mengel-DaFonte Auto Body

He held Sawyer in his actual interview and it was his first tv appearance.

The big kids had fun playing baggo, kicking a soccer ball against the building and watching all the festivities.

Holyoke, Massachusetts St. Patrick's Day Road Race #momspotted

Gavin spent the day with one of our friends little girls and even got to see the Easter Bunny!

Holyoke, Massachusetts St. Patrick's Day Road Race #momspotted

Sawyer had a blast. Wasn’t his outfit from @zutano adorable! It was 30 degrees out so he spent a lot of time in the office.

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About Jennifer

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. I was watching some of your pictures on Facebook. Looks like a fun time!

  2. Dee says:

    Sounds COLD!!! 🙂 I didn’t even recognize Gavin – they change so much!

  3. Man! That is a very big race!!!

  4. That is so cool!! What an awesome race/party!!

  5. Katie says:

    what a fun day! Great TV appearance by Sawyer!

  6. I want to do the St. Patrick’s day race in Atlanta next year!

  7. I just don’t think you feel the cold so much when you’re having such a good time, and by all those smiles it sure looks like it! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Lolo says:

    That is awesome! Look at all those people!!

  9. I didn’t know you had a family business. That’s really neat! 7000 runners? That’s a whole lot of sneakers. =)

  10. That looks like a lot of fun! Would be something I’d participate in.
    Our bars open up at 5:05 in the morning and have giveaways and green beer. I’ve been to that a couple times. It’s all right but it’s mostly college kids who attend.

  11. How nice there was so many activities to enjoy besides the parade. Little Sawyer looks so nice in green

  12. marina says:

    See little man is becoming famous everywhere now! 🙂

  13. What a neat day! And how exciting for your husband and Sawyer to be on the local news! 🙂

  14. wow what a race

  15. Alison says:

    Looks like you guys had such an amazing day. 🙂

  16. Jen says:

    That’s a LOT of people hanging out in the COLD 🙂 But it looks like a lot of fun. (And yes, Sawyer looks adorable as always!)

  17. Brandy says:

    Oh wow, that sounds and looks like an awesome day!

  18. Looks like a fun day! Look at Sawyer on TV, already!! He’s gonna be a star!! 🙂

  19. Looks really fun! And cold! We tried to go to a St. Patricks Day parade and it was freezing out here.

  20. What a fun weekend!

  21. That looks like such a fun time! Love how festive everyone looks and it’s great that it draws people to town!

  22. I could not decide if this was St Patricks or an Easter event, but which ever it looks like so much fun. Happy WW hope you have a great day! Karren #24

  23. Carolyn G says:

    Wow that looks like so much. And Sawyer looks so cute as usal

  24. posh says:

    Looks like a good (snow-free!) day 🙂

  25. Kasandria Reasoner says:

    Looks like fun! Love Sawyer’s outfit!
    Kas

  26. WOW! Look how many people there are! Thats pretty neat that your hubby got interviewed for the news!

  27. Looks like fun was had by all. I love the little green outfit on Sawyer {ADORABLE!}.

  28. Rosey says:

    What a great turnout, and your little one did look precious in his outfit. 🙂

  29. Awesome! Congrats on hubby’s first TV appearance!

  30. Rachel says:

    That looks like an awesome time for everyone in the town! Love little Sawyer, of course!

  31. Wow, it all looks like a crazy good time! YAY for Sawyer being on tv (and dad too)!

  32. Andrew says:

    What a great looking family you have there. And that race looks like a total blast!

  33. What a fun St Patrick’s Day celebration!

  34. He’s a TV natural!! So cool and fun!

  35. stephanie hodges says:

    I wish we had such events here. 7000 is alot!! Going to have to travel to places that offer such fun community events. How was security? my only fear is getting seperated/lost in that crowd.

  36. Tammy S says:

    What a fun day! Plus his first TV appearance and the Easter Bunny, what a great memory.

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