_ The 2018 St. Patrick's Day Run:
Grab a couple of friends, get your costumes coordinated and let's turn Athens Green this St. Patrick's Day!
Bagpipes will sound, shamrocks will rise and a sea of green will flood The Classic City! Don’t miss out on the Inaugural Athens St. Patrick’s Day Run. Whether you hail from The Classic City or the beloved hills of the homeland, sign up now for the greatest Gaelic gathering this side of the Atlantic……and may the luck of the Irish be with you!
Event details and schedule
Friday March 16th from 11am to 6pm at The United Team Sports Center, 375 Commerce Athens 30606 or Athens Running Company, 1210 S Milledge Avenue Athens.
Saturday March 17th (race morning) 7-9 am at The United Team Sports Center 375 Commerce Blvd Athens GA 30606
Runners may pick up another runners packet(s) by providing the runners name. Be sure to let them know you are picking up for them.
If you would like to trade out your shirt for a different size, leftover shirts will be available in the packet pickup area after the race has started.
If you are participating in the race as a virtual participant, simply pick up your packet, shirt and finisher ornament at packet pickup as normal. Then run/walk the distance whenever and wherever is convenient and email [email protected] the time it took to complete your run. If you are unable to pick up your packet, it will be available at The United Team Sports Center 375 Commerce Blvd Athens 30606 the Monday after the race. Please email us before you stop by. If you are joining us virtually from a distance and need your packet mailed to you please email us so we can coordinate mailing it to you. Postage will be just $4.
If you did not originally sign up for the virtual race but need to switch to the virtual option, shoot us an email at [email protected] as soon as possible or let us know at packet pickup.
Park in the Athens Church parking lot or on open side streets.
Save $2 per person by signing up with a group of 3 or more people!
|5K||10K||Little Leprechaun Run|
|Thru Feb 10||$32||$30||$42||$40||$12|
|Feb 11 - Mar 15||$37||$35||$47||$45||$12|
|Packet Pickup and Race Day||$42||$40||$52||$50||$15|
*No guarantee of shirt/size after February 17th
8:55 A.M. – Wheelchair Start
9:00 A.M. – Elite Runners Start
9:05 A.M. – Runners and Walkers Start
11:00 A.M.(or as soon as the course is clear) – Little Shamrock Kids Fun Run
The Elite Start wave is for runners who will average a mile of 7:30 or faster. All other paces will start at 9:05 A.M.
This is a family friendly event and strollers are welcome! We ask that walkers with strollers start behind the runners so everyone will be safe! No runners with motorized vehicles, roller blades, bikes or dogs will be allowed on the course as our insurance policy does not cover these.
Parking will be available in the Athens Church parking lot and side streets close to The United Team Sports Center.
There will be an aid station at mile 2 and another at mile 4 and at the finish.
All 5k and 10k participants will receive a festive Finisher Medal!
This event is timed by Athens Running Company.
Participants must move to the sidewalk after 2 hours (11:00 A.M.)
Results will be posted as soon as possible.
Awards will be given for overall male and female winners and prizes for the Top 3 Male and Female finishers in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
If you need to leave before awards are announced, we are happy to give you your award early. Don’t even have time for that? Friends can pick up awards for you. Any awards not claimed at the race can be picked up starting the Tuesday after the race at the United Team Sports Center. Email us at [email protected] before you stop by.
Competitive: A Competitive Team consists of 3 or more runners. Prizes will be awarded to the three fastest teams, judged by the low total cumulative time for the first 3 finishers on each team (a “cross country” scoring format).
Centipede: A Centipede Team consists of 3 or more attached runners. Think up a theme and make costumes! Awards will be presented to the fastest and the three most creative teams.
Costumes and festive attire are encouraged, so start planning your outfit today! Join us in a sing along of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” before the race and let your mind wander into the hills of the fatherland.
A photographer will be present to capture great memories and pictures will be posted to the website within 24 hours after the race!
Post race Irish breakfast at a venue to be announced. We encourage you to support our sponsor and go to breakfast after the race.
They’ll be serving up a buffet 11am – 1pm.
The United Team Sports Center Foundation
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