The good news for Hibernians and adopted sons and daughters of the old sod is that the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, postponed by the Blizzard of 1993, has been rescheduled for Sunday.
Same bands, same route.
The good news for runners who hope to get their spring racing under way is that the accompanying St. Patrick's Parade Shamrock Run 5K also has been rescheduled for Sunday.
Same starting line, same finish, same course.
The run will begin at Charles and Centre streets at 1:40 p.m. as a pre- lude to the parade, proceed south along the parade route and finish at Market Place.
Race director Les Kinion said Sunday night: "The city asked the parade committee to reschedule the parade, and when the parade was rescheduled, that gave us the go-ahead to reschedule the race.
Runners can sign up for the race Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Athletic Attic on the lower level of Towson Town Center shopping mall and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 at the Downtown Athletic Club.
Entry fee is $13 in advance and $15 on race day.
"We'll guarantee better weather," Kinion said.
The Baltimore Road Runners Club's Ashland Trail 10K on April 3 will start at Phoenix Road, the two-mile marker of the North Central multi-use recreational trail. For information, call the club's hotline at (410) 666-1840. . . . The Provident 5K Crusade at St. Paul's School on April 24 will award $200, $100 and $50 U.S. savings bonds to male and female first-, second- and third-place finishers. Male and female masters winners will receive $200 U.S. savings bonds. . . . Michael Sterling and Margaret Achtellik won their divisions of the Renaissance All- Sports Athletic Club's Fox 5K at Bel Air on Sunday. The weekend's finishers: