O'Rourke runs in St. Patrick's Day 5K

O'Rourke runs in St. Patrick's Day 5K
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Former Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Biden-Abrams ticket would be a genius media move The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump attacks on McCain rattle GOP senators MORE (D-Texas) took a 3.1-mile detour from the presidential campaign trail on Saturday to run in a St. Patrick's Day 5K in Iowa. 

Sporting a multi-colored knit hat and black gloves, the 2020 candidate ran under No. 173 for the road race.

O'Rourke, who has written blog posts about jogging, appeared to mingle with his fellow runners in videos posted to Twitter, reportedly discussing Obamacare and his time as a congressman on the Veterans Affairs Committee with fellow joggers, according to one NBC reporter.

The 46-year-old made his first official stop as a 2020 Democratic candidate in Iowa this week, announcing his White House bid early Thursday morning.

He has been campaigning in the early primary state since his announcement.

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O'Rourke rose to national prominence in the 2018 midterm cycle where he narrowly lost his bid to unseat Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden-Abrams ticket would be a genius media move Families of Kenyan victims seek compensation for Ethiopian Airlines crash 737 crisis tests Boeing's clout in Washington MORE (R-Texas) in deep red Texas. 

The former Texas congressman faces over a dozen contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination including big-name politicians like, Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Trump has lost support from male voters since shutdown, analysis shows Watchdog group calls on 2020 candidates to release 10 years of tax returns MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisStrategist says Trump is 'retreating' from talking about foreign policy Bannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Trump has lost support from male voters since shutdown, analysis shows MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Trump has lost support from male voters since shutdown, analysis shows Rock the Vote President calls for dismantling of electoral college MORE (D-Mass.). 

Updated 1:14 p.m.