Nik and I just picked up our packets for the Tour de Patrick, a three-race series of 5Ks around St. Patrick's Day, all in our area. They offered an orange, green, and white long-sleeve tech T for each of the races -- but if you signed up for all three you'd get a fourth tech shirt free. So yeah, we did. Because WE LOVE SWAG. Also to celebrate Nik's Irish heritage. No joke: Mrs. Wong is part Irish.
First up is the Irish 5K in Pawtucket, March 5. We've been there a million times -- Nik used to work in Pawtucket, too -- but we've never run there. So that should be interesting since we're both sick of running around our neighborhood.
Next up on March 13 is the Guinness Celtic 5K in Worcester, another place we've never run before. And, like the Pawtucket race, there's going to be a St. Patrick's Day parade right afterward. Begorrah!
The final race in the Tour de Patrick is the St. Pat's 5K in Providence on March 19. The route is pretty familiar, but this should be a huge race. Providence has been putting on some massive 5K races lately, with thousands of people elbow-to-elbow, fantastic tech shirts, and great support. Oh, and there's a parade after this one too. What is it with St. Patrick's Day and parades anyway?