On Saturday, March 12, 2016, a sea of green will fill the streets of Downtown Joplin for the greatest Gaelic shindy this side of the Atlantic! Welcome to the 1st Annual St. Patrick's Day 15K & 5K! Runners and walkers will get beaded at every mile with a strand of green beads and will receive an amazing custom bottle opener medal with a satin, sublimated ribbon at the finish! And, as a reward for the miles covered, runners will enjoy a post race party with live Irish music, green beer, and Guinness at JB's Palace Pizza. Post-race party sponsored by JB's.
Course description: This CERTIFIED 15K course begins near City Hall on Main Street and will include historic Broadway/Route 66, the beautiful Frisco Trail, and the lovely Landreth Park! The CERTIFIED 5K course will follow also include portions of Broadway/Route 66 and Landreth Park.
Both the 15K and 5K will end on the 100 block of Main at the post-race St. Patrick's Day Party, hosted and sponsored by JB's! Enjoy post race refreshments and music at the finish line!
Race Day: March 12 at 8:00am
Packet Pick-up: Packet pick-up will be held at The Run Around (422 S Main) on Friday, March 11th from 12:00p.m.-6:00p.m. Late packet pick-up will be available at City Hall at 6th & Main on race day from 6:30 am to race start.
Chip Timing: Chip timing provided for all registered 15K & 5K registrants.
Race Shirts: 5K and 15K registrants registered by March 5th will be guaranteed an ultra soft cotton blend race shirt. After March 5th, shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female in the 5K & 15K. Age category awards will be given for the following age categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
DJ: There will be professional DJ playing music and keeping runners informed during the event.
Race Day Registration: Race day registration will be available from 6:30 am to race start.
Virtual 5K Option Available! Runners who can't attend race day can sign up for the Virtual 5K. Virtual runners are not eligible for overall or age category awards.
Virtual runner directions: Run your virtual race distance anytime during the month of March. On or after race day (March 12th), post your time result on either the Event page or on your My Activities dashboard on LocalRaces.com. Our staff will then mail virtual runners their race shirt.
Register using this link today! https://localraces.com/starlitrunning/st-patricks-day-15k-5k