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Baltimore St. Patrick Parade Shamrock 5K Race

Posted by David Keelan on Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Runners and non-runners!


Not only is this among the best 5K races in the Mid-Atlantic it is held right in Baltimore along the Baltimore St. Patrick Parade route.

I ran my first Shamrock 5K in 2007 after I had completed all my parade responsibilities.  It was as much fun as I expected it to be.  The thrill of being cheered on by 75,000 parade spectators ,and the mostly downhill and flat course help make this a great event for runners of all skill levels.  The post party with free beer and snacks help a lot too.

Now if you are interested in running as a team lets get started now.  No one needs to organize anything.  All you need to do is register to run as part of our group.  I am negotiating a group rate and a tee shirt (a different color from the regular color) for those of us who run as part of our group.

In 2007 a Team Challenge was issued:
Register a team (4 or more) and the largest team will win the KELLY Cup, a trophy.  Our goal is to get 20 runners from Howard County to participate.

Interested parties contact me here.

We have two people so far.

If you just want to make an individual effort then:

Registration for the 2008 Parade Shamrock 5K Race is now open. Further details are now available at the Charm City Run website at the following link:

Charm City Run / St. Patrick Parade Shamrock 5K

Early Registration

The race registration fee is only $25 if postmarked by January 1 – otherwise, it goes up to $30, with further increases as the Parade/race date approaches. (Since the Post Office will be closed on New Year’s Day, mail registrations will have to be postmarked on or before Monday, December 31 in order to get the cheap rate.) Runners can also do online registration – just go to the above link and click the “Register Online / go!” button.


2 Responses to “Baltimore St. Patrick Parade Shamrock 5K Race”

  1. Slow Poke said

    This race is a lot of fun. Has the response been strong on the HoCo team idea?

  2. Not a lot, but I only just posted it. One person expressed an interest.

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