Friday, February 27, 2015

5 St. Patrick's Day races near Philadelphia

Whether you're a fun runner, a runner looking to make a difference, or maybe you're just running to burn some calories before you gulp down some beers - we've got a St. Patrick's Day run that will get you moving!

5 St. Patrick's Day races near Philadelphia

Looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a fun and healthy way? Check out these 5 St. Patty’s weekend races that offer a little something for everyone. Whether you're a fun runner, a runner looking to make a difference, or maybe you're just running to burn calories before you gulp down some beers — we've got a St. Patrick's Day run that will get you moving! 

29th Annual Leprechaun Run
This run has been a Philadelphia tradition since 1984 benefiting the Special Olympics’ Pennsylvania athletes in Philadelphia. The 5-mile course is fast and flat and offers a scenic view of the city from the Navy Yard. There is also a 2-mile fun run that is perfect for walkers, families and new runners.

WHEN: 9:00am on March 16th
WHERE: the Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad Street
COST: $35, $25 for 2-mile fun run
For more information visit, leprechaunrun.org.

 

Looney Leprechaun 10K trail race & 2-mile fun run
Join the Bucks County Speedsters at this St. Patrick's Day themed 10k race and 2-mile fun run on a mix of paved and dirt trails at Tyler State Park. There will be a pancake breakfast for all finishers and free beer for those of age! Top male and female finishers will receive a pair of Brooks Running Sneakers, plus awards for age groups.

WHEN: 9:30am on March 15th
WHERE: 10 Stable Mill Road, Richboro
COST: $38, $21 for 2-mile fun run
For more information visit, buckscountyspeedsters.com.

 

The Lucky Run 5K at Clancy's Pub
Feeling lucky? Join the crew at Clancy's Pub and enjoy this fun Irish themed 5K road race. After crossing the finish line you’ll receive a Lucky Run Pint Glass and a free Guinness Beer (or domestic if you choose) plus some good Irish grub, tunes, games, and much more! Awards for overall fastest runners and top in age groups.

WHEN: 10:00am on March 16th
WHERE: 485 Woodbury-Glassboro Road, Sewell, NJ
COST: $40
For more information visit, Gooddayforarun.com.


Shake Your Shamrock 8K, 5K, 1-mile walk & kid's ½ mile fun run
Life is good, GNS invites you to join in one of three festive runs or a 1-mile walk followed by the “Shake Your Shamrock Festival" hosted by Life is good, North Wales, Iron Hill Brewery and Harvest Seasonal Grill! The flat and fast 8K and 5K paved-road race starts and finishes at Iron Hill Brewery and the Shoppes at English Village. Everyone registered for the 8k & 5k runs will receive a $10 gift card and a ticket for a free hand crafted Iron Hill Brewery beer (must be 21 yrs+). The Shake Your Shamrock Event will play host to a variety of family fun activities and offer free delicious seasonal foods from local restaurants. Prizes awarded for best-costumed runners.

WHEN: 2:00pm on March 15th
WHERE: 1460 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales
COST: $40, $10 for 1 mile-walk and kid’s fun run
For more information visit, happyjake.com.

 

Conshohocken St. Patrick's Day Classic 5K
The first annual St. Patrick’s Classic will raise funds for Conshohocken Fire Co. #2 to help equip additional fire fighters. Enjoy a scenic course, authentic t- shirt, refreshments, water stations, post-race St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and more. Prizes awarded for overall, age groups, and best costume.

WHEN: 12:00pm on March 15th
WHERE: West 10th Ave. Conshohocken
COST: $35
For more information visit, brynmawrrunningco.com.

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