It's time to return to racing in the West End

Our 2023 race on March 19 will open in fall of 2022. Watch your e-mail!



Download race-day instructions including parking and logistics.


Date and Place: Sunday, March 20, 2022, 12:15 start time. Race begins and ends in front of Memorial Hall on Liberty Street between 23rd and 24th streets, Allentown.


Safety: On March 7, Muhlenberg College lifted its mask requirements for indoor locations. Masks will be entirely optional.


2022 Pre-race bib and shirt/glassware pick-up:

  • Friday, 3/18, 5-8 p.m. - Allentown Farmer's Market (map)
  • Saturday, 3/19, noon- 4 p.m. - Ag Hall, Allentown Fairgrounds (map)
  • Sunday, 3/20, Muhlenberg College, Seegers Union (map)

We have stored merch from the canceled 2020 race. Wondering if you still have merch to pick up? Check this spreadsheet. We will have 2020 merch available for pick up all three days.


Race Day Times:

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

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


Registration fees: $27 through January 16; $32 through February 27, $37 through race close on March 15. Logoed shirts and glassware available for purchase through February 27,


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, 65-69, 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.



  • 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 race bib (through March 5)
  • 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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