"A 5-kilometer race later this month will aim to both celebrate the St. Patrick's Day holiday and raise funds for the town's police and fire unions.
The race - the Franklin Police & Fire Local's St. Patrick's Day 5K - is set to kick off from 55 Constitution Blvd. on Sunday, March 19 at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Chris Schmall, a firefighter who is organizing the race, said this year's event is looking to build off, or at least equal, the success of the first race last year.
"This is our second annual race," he said. "Last year, we had about 220 people, and we're expecting the same this year."
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