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Come for the race. Stay for the parade.


We are currently evaluating several options for a safe race in the summer of 2021. We will provide updates via e-mail, on this website and on our race registration page when details are available. Thank you for your patience!




Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020, race starts 12:15 sharp


Please note: if the parade is canceled because of inclement weather, our race will be canceled, too. Neither will be rescheduled; no refunds will be available. We will notify you via e-mail and this website. The parade committee will make a call by 9 a.m. on Sunday morning and we need to abide by their decision.


Location: Race begins and ends at Memorial Hall, Muhlenberg College; Liberty Street between 23rd and 24th street, Allentown, Pa.


We will again have registration, post-race food and awards in Seegers Union in middle of the Muhlenberg campus. It's a four-minute walk to the start line.


2020 Pre-race bib and shirt/glassware pick-up:

  • Friday, 3/20, 5-8 p.m. - Allentown Farmer's Market
  • Saturday, 3/21, noon- 4 p.m. - AgriPlex

Download a map of the Allentown Fairgrounds for Friday and Saturday pick-up


Race Day Times:

  • 11 a.m. bib and packet pick-up at Seegers Union
  • 12:15 p.m. sharp - race begins
  • 1:30 p.m. parade begins at 19th/Liberty; passes Memorial Hall about 2 p.m.


Timing/scoring: Lin-Mark Timing with ChronoTrack Timing System. Provide your mobile number and we will text you your official time and result following the race!


Registration fees: $26 through January 5; $31 through March 1; $36 through closing on March 15. Register here. 



Awards: Top 3 male/female, top 3 male/female master, top 3 male/female in age groups: 0-12, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+ (No duplicate awards.)


Pub crawl division: We will also award the top male and female finishers who also participated in the St. Patrick's Pub Crawl in the West End on Saturday, March 14. You must bring your pub crawl t-shirt on race day and show it when you pick up your bib! Learn more about the pub crawl.


We will also have awards for the three best costumes. (As if you all need more incentive to get crazy.)


Restrictions: You must be able to finish the 5k in one hour.



  • Get Your Tail on the Trail approved event!
  • Indoor bib/packet pick-up at Seegers Union
  • Indoor restrooms at Seegers Union and Memorial Hall (start/finish area)
  • Post-race food and hydration
  • Commemorative t-shirt or glassware (your choice available for purchase) and personalized race bib
  • St. Patrick's Day parade passes start/finish area

Accolades - Read what people have said about our race:


“Great course, great volunteers, wonderful post race spread and who could not LOVE the pint glass option! YEAH!”


“Overall, this was a fantastic, well organized race and I hope to participate again in the future!”


“Very well organized. May well have been the fastest awards compilation I have ever seen. It's a good course, good crowd support, and very reasonable entry fee for a charity event.”


“Great race, good crowd support. Good food following. On street parking was plentiful.”


“Great to see the positive Irish spirit illuminating from everyone. Very nice course and organization. Will run this race again next year.”


“This race is fantastic!!! It is very well organized, the course is marked perfectly, the volunteers are helpful from check-in to on the course and the weather the race director requested was PERFECT!! Thank you to all for a wonderful event! Loved every minute of it.”


“Most fun race you will run all year - entertaining to watch the green clad masses assemble to watch the parade - still smiling”


Amazing Event! Great idea to combine race with getting people to attend the parade. Allentown needs all the support it can get. The water pumping stations and the food were perfect. I also LOVE my mug. The race committee and especially the Race Director deserve a lot of lot of credit. Look forward to doing it again next year. “


“Very well organized. Start line near the track made it easy to stretch and warm up. Great atmosphere. Supportive crowds all along the route. Good, flat course with nice, clear time splits yelled out at each mile. Nice t-shirt. Unique and tasty post race spread. One of the best run events I've experienced. Will definitely take part again next year.”


“Had a great time, very well run. Will definitely keep this on the calendar for years to come.”


“An excellent event. Well organized and well run. A nice course with very supportive crowds.”




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