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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Runners kicked off a weekend full of St. Patrick’s Day fun in downtown Indianapolis. The 23rd annual Shamrock Run and Walk brought out hundreds of people.

Many of the runners wore green and some even dressed up in costume. A leprechaun led the way as participants took off on the four mile course. An estimated 4,000 people usually take part in the event. Organizers say there were more out-of-state registrations because so many people are in town for other weekend events, including the Big 10 Tournament.

The St. Patrick’s Day partying continues on Georgia Street with the 2nd annual Blarney Bash Saturday afternoon. The free party runs from noon until 10 p.m. Tents will be set up along the east side of the street between Meridian and Pennsylvania. You must be 21 or older to get into the event.

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