It's a 3.1-mile St. Patrick's party !

Hope to see you March 17, 2024!



Date and Place: Sunday, March 17, 2024, 12:15 start time. Race begins and ends in front of Memorial Hall on Liberty Street between 23rd and 24th streets, Allentown. 


2024 Pre-race bib and shirt/glassware pick-up:

  • Friday, 3/15, 4-7 p.m. - Allentown Farmer's Market (Google | PDF)
  • Saturday, 3/16, noon- 4 p.m. - AgriPlex, Fairgrounds (Google | PDF)
  • Sunday, 3/17, 10 a.m. Muhlenberg College, Seegers Union (GooglePDF)
  • View a PDF to see where to park on race day. Provide extra time for parking.

Race Day Times:

  • 10 a.m. bib and packet pick-up at Muhlenberg, Seegers Union (Googlemap)
  • 12:15 race start: Memorial Hall, Muhlenberg (Google)
  • 12:45 - 1:30 post-race refreshments and awards

Timing/scoring: South Jersey Race Timing with chip timing. Provide your mobile number and e-mail during registration and we will send you your official time and result following the race.


Registration fees: $30 through Dec. 31, 2023, $35 through Feb. 25, 2024 and $40 through March 12 when registration closes. Registration is closed!


Awards: Top 3 male/female, top 3 male/female master, top 3 male/female in age groups: under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ (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. Brisk walking is permitted, but the one-hour restriction is real.



  • Indoor restrooms at start/finish area
  • Post-race food and hydration
  • Fun and festive atmosphere
  • Original fast and flat West End course on closed streets
  • Personalized and Irish-ized race bib (if registered by February 19)
  • Digital clocks at miles 1 and 2
  • 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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