By Lindsay Ruebens | Pensacola News Journal | PNJ.com | March 10, 2012
A man in a green plaid kilt jigged his way to the starting line while a real-life toy plastic soldier tramped across the pavement.
One woman got ready by strapping on a belt with holsters for beer cans.
A gaggle of Marines in orange Spandex shorts and tight Hooters tanks Oorah'd, and an enormous green banana, a beer maid and graffiti-covered human dollar bills took off as bagpipes blared.
Saint Patrick himself — in all his bearded glory with staff, cardinal hat and shamrock-patterned robes — even showed up.
These racers were just a handful of the record 13,350 participants in the 35th annual McGuire's St. Patrick's Day 5K Run on Saturday morning. Read the rest of this entry »