COUNCIL BLUFFS-- Saturday, March 12, 2016, began with the running of the Annual Shamrock Shuffle. Promoted as a 5K Run/Walk, the course essentially ran through downtown Council Bluffs and was designed to be easy and fun for all athletic levels and ages. The starting time of 9 am was great for a morning bit of exercise and fun.
With the starting line on the 100 Block of Broadway in downtown, over 400 hundred of costumed runners/walkers tried to beat the Leprechaun to the finish line. Those who were successful received one free beverage for the effort.
This event was sponsored by Bluffs Downtown, an organization to promote historic downtown Council Bluffs. Annually, this group not only helps create downtown events, but this organization promotes and encourages opportunities to attract residents and visitors alike to the downtown area.
In addition, the Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation Department and Live Well Council Bluffs aided in bringing this annual event to downtown again this year. Registration prices were lower or free for young participants. The goal to get everyone up and moving was successful as the participation was the best yet for this family friendly event.
A portion of the proceeds were earmarked for the Teammates Mentoring Program.