ABINGDON, Va. -

Some people celebrated St. Patrick's Day a little early in Abingdon.

There was a big turnout for the Shamrock Four-Miler Friday evening.

The event kicked off at 7:00 p.m. and some of the participants enjoyed a post-race beer garden, complete with live music.

The Shamrock Four-Miler benefits the Johnston Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Photo Courtesy Christy McCormick