You’ll be seeing green along the banks of the Arizona Canal on St. Patrick’s Day.
Participants in the 4-mile Shamrock Run are encouraged to wear green and light the route as they run or walk with glow sticks, colorful flashlights, and anything else that shines bright! The race begins at 7 pm on March 17 at Goldwater Boulevard and the canal and continues to 56th Street, the halfway point. Participants then cross the canal and head back to the start/finish line.
Awards will be given for the top three male and female overall finishers, as well as the top three male and female finishers by age.
The awards ceremony, happy hour, and raffle will begin at 8 pm at Jack’s Place Public House in Old Town Scottsdale. Jack’s Place is offering $3 well drinks, $3 domestic drafts, and $1 off entrees to Shamrock Run participants.
Sound like your kind of St. Patty’s Day fun? You can register online here or in person on Wednesday, March 16 from 3-6 pm at Tribe Multisport, located at 7624 E. Indian School Road, #101 in Scottsdale. If you register online, you can also pick up your race day packet during this time.
You can also pick up your packet and register last minute the day of the race at Stand-Up Scottsdale at 5101 N. Scottsdale Road.
The cost to enter is $35 before race day and $40 the day of the race. Participants receive race shirts, a number of happy hour specials, and post-race refreshments.
Although some surface street parking will be available adjacent to Stand-Up Scottsdale, the closest parking will likely be at the parking lot at 5th Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard. For a detailed map of all area parking, click here.
Let us know if you participate and may the luck o’ the Irish luck be with you. Sláinte!