Nearly 1,000 people came out to participate in the 2018 Blarney Blitz.
This event is a 5k run or walk that takes place on the Riverfront.
Runners showed up in Irish costumes and wore green to help kick off the week of festivities leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.
Adam White is the co-owner of Running Central and he says it shows how much St. Patty’s Day spirit people have here in Peoria.
“This race has a lot of spirit,” says Adam White. “As much as anything, this is an event. It’s not really a race. People wanna come out, they wanna dress up, they wanna have a good time, they wanna celebrate on the course and they wanna celebrate at Kelleher’s afterwards.”
St. Patrick’s Day is next Saturday, the 17th.