Shamrock Run ends after 31 years

Published 10:05 am Thursday, January 21, 2021

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For 31 years, folks from all over have been putting on their green running clothes and coming to Mocksville for the annual Shamrock Run.

No more.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, sponsors of the annual event, have decided to discontinue the popular event.

Last year, the event was canceled in March as the COVID-19 epidemic began.

“After much discussion and prayer, we have decided that we are not going to be continuing the Shamrock Run,” the Rev. Father Eric L. Kowalski, pastor, said in a letter to sponsors. “It’s been a wonderful 31 years.

“The Shamrock Run was truly a community event, bringing together many people from diverse backgrounds to participate in a shared interest and to help raise funds not only for St. Francis of Assisi, but for local charities as well,” he said.