St. Patrick’s Day Holyoke Road Race.

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.




  1. says

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

  2. says

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

  3. says

    Man! That is a very big race!!!

  4. says

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

  5. says

    what a fun day! Great TV appearance by Sawyer!

  6. says

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

  7. says

    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. says

    That is awesome! Look at all those people!!

  9. says

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

  10. says

    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. says

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

  12. says

    See little man is becoming famous everywhere now! 🙂

  13. says

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

  14. says

    wow what a race

  15. says

    Looks like you guys had such an amazing day. 🙂

  16. 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. says

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

  18. says

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

  19. says

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

  20. says

    What a fun weekend!

  21. says

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

  22. says

    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. http://Carolyn%20G says

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

  24. says

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

  25. http://Kasandria%20Reasoner says

    Looks like fun! Love Sawyer’s outfit!

  26. says

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

  27. says

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

  28. says

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

  29. says

    Awesome! Congrats on hubby’s first TV appearance!

  30. says

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

  31. says

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

  32. says

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

  33. says

    What a fun St Patrick’s Day celebration!

  34. says

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

  35. http://stephanie%20hodges 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. http://Tammy%20S says

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

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