PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Kara Govro spoke for many when she talked about the Shamrock Run through the streets of Portland.

“It’s a good run. It’s very, very crowded. The weather is usually terrible. And that’s kind of awesome. Everybody comes out and does it. That is the awesome part,” she told KOIN 6 News on Saturday, the eve of the annual Shamrock Run.

The 2023 Shamrock Run

More than 20,000 runners took part in the 45th annual event. The annual event raises money for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Shamrock Run Results

There were several events, from a 5K to a half-marathon. Runners hit the road beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The 15K race was taken by Sarah Reiter of Hood River and Liam Mierow of Portland.

Batya Beard of Tualatin and Craig Nowak of Portland won the 8K race. The 5K race went to Carrie Dimoff of Portland and Ian Pierson of Beaverton.