Dust off your running shoes and join us for the Great American Irish Festival’s 5K Ranger Run, at 10 AM on Saturday, July 29, 2017!

This 3.1 mile run starts and finishes at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. Registration entitles all runners admittance to the festival all day Saturday, a beverage token and a commemorative t-shirt (t-shirt is guaranteed if registering by July 15th, 2017).

Awards will be given to the overall top male and female runners, and to the top male and female in each age category. In addition, two awards will be presented to the runners with the best Irish outfits.

Showers are available at the fairgrounds, and breakfast can be purchased from festival vendors.

The cost for the Ranger Run is $20 in advance and $30 on the day of the race. Advanced tickets are available here. You can also register in person, either on Friday from 6-8 PM (still at the advance ticket price of $20) or on race day from 8-9:30 AM (again, t-shirts cannot be guaranteed if registering after July 15th).

The run, sponsored this year by MetLife, Saucony & The Sneaker Store, has been named in memory of Tim “the Ranger” Sullivan, father of GAIF’s founder Matthew Sullivan. Tim passed away unexpectedly while out for a run on September 24th, 2007. He was an avid runner, outdoorsman and active committee member for the GAIF since its inception. He spent his life in service to others as a Marine Corps veteran and member of the New York State Police for 27 years. The race is dedicated to his memory and the memory of all of those who have proudly served.

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