Runners hit the road for West End 5K

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Published: Mar 18 2013 08:32:19 AM EDT

Before the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade got underway in Allentown Sunday, runners were out for the West End St. Patrick's Day 5K.

This was the fifth year in a row the charity run has preceded the parade.

Proceeds from the race benefit the West End Alliance-- a non-profit organization that promotes smart growth in Allentown's West End Theatre District.