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It's never the wrong month to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!



Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021. 9 a.m. common (group) start, individual start times through 10:30


We will be following CDC guidelines on race day to ensure a safe start. For those runners who want more distance, you can start at your own start time until 10:30 a..m. 


Location: New for 2021: Allentown Fairgrounds property, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown, Pa.


We will not be running the parade course through the streets of Allentown's West End. The 2021 course will be entirely on the grounds of the Fairgrounds and is a mix of pavement, crushed stone and short grass.


2021 Pre-race bib and shirt/glassware pick-up:

  • Friday, 6/25, 5-8 p.m. - Allentown Farmer's Market
  • Saturday, 6/26, noon- 4 p.m. - Allentown Farmer's Market
  • Note: You can pick up your purchased 2020 merch at either time even if you're not registered for the 2021 race.


Race Day Times:

  • 8 a.m. bib and packet pick-up at Allentown Fairgrounds
  • 9:00 a.m. Common (group) start
  • 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. -- Indivdidual start available.
  • No awards ceremony -- awards will be mailed 

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 June 7; $31 through June 24. Register here. Note -- 2020 registrants, watch your e-mail (or check your spam folder) for a discount code.



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.)


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.



  • Indoor restrooms at start/finish area
  • Post-race food and hydration
  • Fun and festive atmosphere
  • Original course through the Fairgrounds property
  • Pick up your 2020 t-shirt or glassware; extra merch available for sale on race day
  • Personalized race bib (if registered before June 18)
  • 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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