by Molly M. Schoemann and Abigail B. Ferrente
Crowds of cheerful spectators turned out in Davis Square at 11a.m. March 20 to watch the third annual Ras na hEireann U.S.A, named for the Race of Ireland, an annual cross-country race held in Ireland, the 5km race, drew runners from all over the country.
“We’ve got people coming from at least 11 different states,” said Paul Collyer, the event organizer. “There are a lot of people from the Northeast area, but a few folks came from Ireland and other countries as well.”
“It has been an excellent race this year,” he said. “I like to do it because it is very festive and everyone always has a nice time.”