Mark and I had NOT prepared for the Shamrock Run. It has been a rough winter with very hard and consistent rain and our weekends have been jam packed with two kids having basketball tournaments all weekend, sometimes with 10 games in one weekend, and Miss Maggie having her turn. So...even though we were NOT prepared...we decided to just go for it. SO HAPPY we did. I honestly think it was my favorite Shamrock Run. They changed the course and I loved the new one. Best of all - it was GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! It was just all around fantastic. I love the race, I love the people in the race, and I love Portland on the day of the race.