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St. Patrick's Day Parade and fun runs.

Highlights from the 5k race and parade in Colorado Springs Saturday, March 11, 2017. Photos by Christian Murdock

A leprechaun appears to carry a runner on his shoulders as a runner wears a costume Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A leprechaun appears to carry a runner on his shoulders as a runner wears a costume Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A young spectator gives runners a high five as they run down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A young spectator gives runners a high five as they run down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Kiley Schaumleffel nears the finish line Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Kiley Schaumleffel nears the finish line Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A young spectator gives runners a high five as they run down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A young spectator gives runners a high five as they run down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Lindsey Lalonde, left, and Andy Rinne near the finishline Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lindsey Lalonde, left, and Andy Rinne near the finishline Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner dresses the part as he nears the finish line Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A runner dresses the part as he nears the finish line Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners near the finishline Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Runners near the finishline Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sheyna Marshall, left, of Ainsley’s Angels of America helps Lily Griesan, 15, run the last couple blocks of the 5k race without her wheelchair Saturday, March 11, 2017, before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. Griesan competed in her first race with the help of Marshall. To learn more about the group that helps disabled people participate in races like the 5k, visit www.ainsleysangels.org. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sheyna Marshall, left, of Ainsley’s Angels of America helps Lily Griesan, 15, run the last couple blocks of the 5k race without her wheelchair Saturday, March 11, 2017, before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. Griesan competed in her first race with the help of Marshall. To learn more about the group that helps disabled people participate in races like the 5k, visit www.ainsleysangels.org. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner dresses the part Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A runner dresses the part Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Young runners sprint across the starting line at the beginning of the one-mile Kids Fun Run Saturday, March 11, 2017, before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Young runners sprint across the starting line at the beginning of the one-mile Kids Fun Run Saturday, March 11, 2017, before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Young runners sprint across the starting line at the beginning of the one-mile Kids Fun Run Saturday, March 11, 2017, before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Young runners sprint across the starting line at the beginning of the one-mile Kids Fun Run Saturday, March 11, 2017, before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A leprechaun appears to carry a runner on his shoulders as a runner wears a costume Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A leprechaun appears to carry a runner on his shoulders as a runner wears a costume Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners cross the starting line Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Runners cross the starting line Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Daniel Wells dresses up in green Saturday, March 11, 2017, for the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Daniel Wells dresses up in green Saturday, March 11, 2017, for the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sheyna Marshall, left, of Ainsley’s Angels of America helps Lily Griesan, 15, run the last couple blocks of the 5k race without her wheelchair Saturday, March 11, 2017, before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. Griesan competed in her first race with the help of Marshall. To learn more about the group that helps disabled people participate in races like the 5k, visit www.ainsleysangels.org. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sheyna Marshall, left, of Ainsley’s Angels of America helps Lily Griesan, 15, run the last couple blocks of the 5k race without her wheelchair Saturday, March 11, 2017, before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. Griesan competed in her first race with the help of Marshall. To learn more about the group that helps disabled people participate in races like the 5k, visit www.ainsleysangels.org. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Lily Griesan, 15, receives a hug from Renee Renn after finishing the 5k race Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lily Griesan, 15, receives a hug from Renee Renn after finishing the 5k race Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the 5k race before the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Bishop Michael Sheridan from the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs waves to the crowd along Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Bishop Michael Sheridan from the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs waves to the crowd along Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Celtic Steps dancers perform Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Celtic Steps dancers perform Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Motorists ride down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Motorists ride down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Members of the High Country Basset Hound Rescure and Adoption Service march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Members of the High Country Basset Hound Rescure and Adoption Service march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Members of the Pikes Peak Highlanders Pipes and Drum, Inc. march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Members of the Pikes Peak Highlanders Pipes and Drum, Inc. march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Grand Marshall Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves waves to the crowd on Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Grand Marshall Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves waves to the crowd on Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Noah Eddins, 9, left, and his brother Max, 7, blow bubbles to the crowd Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Noah Eddins, 9, left, and his brother Max, 7, blow bubbles to the crowd Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclists who survived the bike rides earlier in the day ride down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclists who survived the bike rides earlier in the day ride down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Greyhounds from Colorado Greyhound Adoption march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Greyhounds from Colorado Greyhound Adoption march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Noah Eddins, 9, blows bubbles to the crowd Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Noah Eddins, 9, blows bubbles to the crowd Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Gorillas from Tony’s bar entertain the crowd down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Gorillas from Tony’s bar entertain the crowd down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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El Cinco de Mayo dancers march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
El Cinco de Mayo dancers march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Young parade goers watch the horses marching down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Young parade goers watch the horses marching down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Irish princess Elizabeth Eagle dances down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Irish princess Elizabeth Eagle dances down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A 4H goat takes a break while marching down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A 4H goat takes a break while marching down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Classic cars drive down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Classic cars drive down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Members of The Arc. march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Members of The Arc. march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclist greet the crowd as they ride down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclist greet the crowd as they ride down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclists greet the crowd as they ride down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclists greet the crowd as they ride down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Members of the crowd pet a dog from the Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Members of the crowd pet a dog from the Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Members of the Boys & Girls Club march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Members of the Boys & Girls Club march down Tejon Street Saturday, March 11, 2017, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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