Families and friends run together in 42nd Annual Pot O’ Gold St. Patrick’s Day race in Flint
FLINT-- After a two-year hiatus, Complete Runner hosted the 42nd annual Pot O’ Gold Run and Walk four mile race in downtown Flint on Thursday, March 17. Green sequins flashed in the sunlight, Irish flags waved in the warm air and the weather proved perfect for race day. “The race is always on St Patrick’s Day. His daughter Dechlan, 4, and son Tukker, 3, also competed in the Blarney Trot, a quarter mile race just for kid competitors. Read more on MLive:After two years with COVID-19 restrictions, Michiganders return to party on St. Patrick’s DayParties, traditions in full swing for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Flint, Genesee CountyPulitzer Prize-winning creator of 1619 Project to speak in Flint next monthmlive.com
These downtown Flint streets will close for the Pot O’ Gold 4 Mile Run/Walk
FLINT, MI -- Portions of five downtown Flint streets will temporarily close this evening for the Pot O’ Gold Four Mile Run and Walk taking place on St. Patrick’s Day. The streets will be closed from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. The 42nd Annual Pot O’ Gold Run and Walk begins at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in downtown Flint. Here is a full list of the streets that will close:4th StreetPortion of Harrison StreetPortion of Stevens StreetThird StreetFirst StreetRead more on MLive:Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of 1619 Project to speak in Flint next monthFlint Northern graduate appointed to fill school board vacancy$100-million solar farm could be coming to Lapeer CountyA snack utility belt, laundry-doing robot and 15 other inventions from Michigan 3rd-8th gradersmlive.com
Focus: HOPE to host Eleanor’s Virtual March 4 HOPE – Presented by WDIV-Local 4
WDIV-Local 4 is the proud presenting sponsor of Eleanor’s Virtual March 4 Hope on Sunday. RegisterTo get started, register at https://www.focushope.edu/weekend-register/There is no registration fee or minimum donation required to participate in Eleanor’s Virtual March 4 HOPE. Share Your MarchWe hope you’ll share your March experience with us! (No in-person event will be held at Focus: HOPE). You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Focus: HOPE or the person
Firefighters walk from Macomb Township to Grand Rapids to raise money for firefighters battling cancer
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Macomb Township firefighter, Joe Warne, set off on a 140 mile walk to Grand Rapids on Thursday. “We said, ‘Hey, what’s a good way to raise awareness and we can walk across the state in full gear. They started walking at 8 a.m., leaving from Macomb Township. The walk is to help Michigan firefighters who are battling cancer. If in the next four days you see firefighters walking, feel free to drop some cash in the bucket their holding.
Metro Detroit 5k run/walk honors friend who died from Melanoma
MILFORD, Mich. A friendship, a death and a promise to help others -- the KDB Melanoma Run is more than just a 5k run. Her best friend, Tricia Edwards, said she felt helpless when Bowers was diagnosed with melanoma. She decided to find a way to educate more people about melanoma, so she created the KDB Melanoma Walk. The Cananaughs and their support team show up every year for the KDB Melanoma Run and have raised more than six figures. Due to COVID-19, races like this cant occur, so this year, the KDB Melanoma Run is going virtual.