Flat, fast and loads of fun.
The West End St. Patrick's Day 5k will be run entirely on the property of the Allentown Fairgrounds in 2021! You will run two laps of a serpentine course that will take you front of the grandstand, through the infield, and around the perimeter of the property before a final home stretch along the Allentown Farmer's Market building
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Upon entering the infield, you'll bear right to pass in front of the grandstand, double back through the middle of the infield, then head east again along the northern infield curve. You will then head west on mowed grass along the northern edge of the property, then along the far west side. You'll head back to the start area and complete the course again, making a final turn toward the east for a final 400m kick to the finish.
It's mostly flat (only very gradual inclines and declines) and fast on a mix of pavement, finely crushed stone, and grass.