St. Patrick's Day Races 2018

Posted on February 21 2018

Let the LUCK OF THE IRISH + a snazzy green run look bring you a PR this year during a fun Saint Patrick’s Day race. There are so many creative St. Patrick’s Day runs all across the US to suit every runner around leprechaun season. Whether you’re looking for a Saint Patrick’s Day 5k, a St Patrick’s Day 10k or Saint Patrick’s Day half marathon, there’s an option for every kind of runner to don their green and hit their miles.

Check out the ten of the best, most creative runs celebrating St. Patrick’s Day:

 

FOR THE RUNNER WHO LOVES CRAFT BEER

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon

Location: San Diego, Calif.

Date: March 4, 2018

It’s quite fitting that the “Capital of Craft” would hold a race with an unlimited beer tasting afterwards! What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with beer? Especially after running a half marathon, where a cold brew is most definitely deserved after hitting all those miles! Your friends and family can join you for just $10 per ticket.

FOR THE CHARITABLE RUNNER

Kiss Me I’m Irish Run

Location: Glendale, Arizona

Date: March 17, 2018

This race comes complete with options for four different distances, perfect for a holiday celebrating four-leaf clovers! Choose from the Lolt Run , 4k, 8k or 17k on this fun race which starts at 7am (for that lucky number 7! ) Take on the Kiss Me I’m Irish challenge to help raise money for Arizona Relay for Life. Run 1k on Friday night, then come back and run the half marathon, 8lk or 4k on St. Patrick’s Day! Earn tons of bling for your efforts - a medal for Friday, a medal for Saturday and an extra challenge medal.

 

FOR THE RUNNER WHO LIKES A GOOD POST-RACE PARTY

Runnin’ Of The Green Lucky 5K

Location: Denver, Colorado

Date: March 11, 2018

This St. Patrick’s Day 5k is known for its legendary block party after the race.  The party takes up three blocks and features live Irish music, corned beef, Reed Irish dancers, Colorado Youth Pipe Band and Killian's Beer from Coors. It’s been voted “Race of the Year” TWICE by Colorado Magazine, which means this is definitely a race to try at least once.         

FOR THE FAST RUNNER

Lucky Leprechaun 5k

Location: Reston, Virginia

Date: March 17, 2018

Feeling lucky? Sign up for this 5k as it is known for its cash prizes for winners. Dash as fast as a leprechaun for the chance to win cash prizes! There will be cash awards for the top 3 overall male and females ($300-$200-$100).

 

FOR THE COSTUMED RUNNER

Leprechaun Lope

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Date: March 17, 2018

It’s not called the Leprechaun Lope for nothing! This race is a fun one because real leprechauns are hiding on the course. This race is known for how much runners get into their costumes. Over 1000 costumed people all get together in their greenest and costumed attire, making this lope even more fun.

FOR A RUNNER WHO WANTS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

Get Em to the Green

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Date: March 17, 2018

This race comes free with complimentary entry into Columbia’s St. Pat’s Festival so the celebration will continue after you cross that finish line. This festival is known for its parade + playland for your younger leprechauns. Get to the Green features 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run events in which participants chase rainbows in pursuit of a pot of gold.

FOR THE RUNNER WHO LOVES NATURE

Go Green St. Patricks Day

Location: Los Gatos, California

Date: March 18, 2018

This scenic run takes you through Vasona Park so you can admire the natural greenery while decked out head-to-toe in all green. If you like to be surrounded by nature’s beauty to distract you while hitting your miles, this may be a good fit!

FOR THE RUNNER WHO LOVES A RACE WITH HISTORY

St. Patrick’s Day Dash

Location: Seattle, Washington

Date: March 17, 2018

This race has a tradition that goes back to 1985. This St. Patty’s Day race celebrates the arrival of spring and the Irish in us all. It began as a race between bars and as a training event for an Irish Olympian. Now, it’s Seattle’s largest single-distance run where the winners cross the finish before the last person starts. The Dash fills 5 kilometers of Seattle streets with a rippling ribbon of green, starting and finishing at Seattle Center, winding through downtown Seattle along 4th Ave, filling the entire street with Irish spirit. Festivities after this race include “Leprechaun Lair family fun” in the Seattle’s Children’s Museum, the Stout Pounders band, a post dash beer garden and an Irish Heritage Week Festival.

FOR THE RUNNER WHO LOVES PIZZA

St. Patrick’s 10k

Date: March 17, 2018

Enjoy a fast and flat course around the ever-scenic Mission Bay, in San Diego. Let your motivation be the beer and pizza that awaits you at the finish line!  Participants enjoy a dri-release shirt to commemorate the occasion.

Which of these will you be participating in? Time to start planning your outfit and our "Shamrock" themed run trucker hat, green Sunday Runday shirt or Run with the Luck of the Irish tank  is the perfect accent to your St. Patrick's Day run.

 

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[ Note all photos in this blog post are event photos, for more information on any of the events mention, please click their title to visit their event website. ]