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Shamrock Run, 32nd Annual CANCELLED

Shamrock Run, 32nd Annual will be held Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Academy Green, Kingston, NY. The two-mile event is presented by Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers, Inc. and the Irish Cultural Center Hudson Valley.

Individuals and teams welcome.

To register online, find a printout entry form or get more information go to

T shirt or pint glass to the first 3000 registrants.

Entry fees:

$20 until March 10th, $25 after.


Saturday (day before the race)

10:00 am – 1:00 pm T shirt pickup at the Hudson River Maritime Museum Boat School Classroom Building.

Race Day

10:00 am – 12:30 pm  race Day registration across from the Green at Governor Clinton Apartments, 1 Albany Ave.

12:50 pm  Race begins

1:30 pm  Post-race party at Rondout Neighborhood Center, 105 Broadway, Kingston.

Prizes randomly drawn from all registered runners.

Grand prize- $1000 gift certificate toward trip to Ireland.

Proceeds from this year’s race benefit Raising Your Awareness about Narcotics (RYAN).

For more information about RYAN visit

Thank you to these generous sponsors:

Major Sponsors

Rondout Savings Bank

Finkelstein & Partners

Begnal Motors

Basch & Keegan

Ulster Savings


Relph Benefit Advisors

BSN Sports

KITU Super Coffee


Ivy Rehab

Rose & Kiernan, Inc.


Independent Financial Services

J & J Sass Electric

Clapper Structural Engineering

WMC Health Alliance

Sustainable Structures

In-Kind Service Sponsors

Keegan Ales

Deising”s Bakery


Daily Freeman


Onteora Runners Club

City of Kingston

Ancient Order of Hibernians

Kingston Classic

Hudson River Maritime Museum

92.9 WBPM

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The New Normal

Just a few weeks ago, the first time I saw an image of the coronavirus it reminded me of a Nerf ball- something a child would play with, not the fearful, hateful thing it has so quickly come to symbolize.

The scroll at the bottom of the TV screen during the evening news last night seemed like the Storm of the Century was upon us –  schools closed, senior centers, town libraries, day care centers, all closed. But then, unprecedented in my experience, the scroll continued past the news through the rest of last night’s programming as event closings grew in number.

“Unprecedented” is a word we’re seeing a lot  lately. All major sports programs are shut down- the NBA, NHL, MLB have ended their seasons or at least “postponed” them. The NCAA Basketball Tournament is history. March Madness has a new meaning now.

And the speed of change is breathtaking. We don’t like change usually, but if it must, let it be in a measured, considered manner, extended over time. Two days ago, Connecticut high school athletes were protesting the “unfair” abrupt cancellation of all state sports tournaments . No one is protesting now.

Most of the weekend sports-related fundraisers in our area have been postponed. Here is a list of those events that appear on

Retro Dodge Ball Tournament, Litchfield- postponed, hope to play at a later date.

VFW Couch-Pipa Bunco Tournament, North Canaan-  postponed until a later date.

Hoops For Hope, Poughkeepsie – postponed until a later date.

Shamrock Run, Kingston – postponed until a later date.

NW CT Rod and Gun Club Ham Shoot – still on for now.

Stay safe my friends, and welcome to the new normal.

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