The 5th Annual Luck of the Irish 5k

COVID-19 may have changed the game when it comes to annual races, but it hasn’t put up a finish line permanently; the show, and the shoes, must go on…virtually! The Luck of the Irish 5k is doing just that and coming soon to a sidewalk near you.

Read on the learn how to participate and what this race is all about.

A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

The Luck of the Irish 5k celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and takes place around March 17th. While you can participate in the race on St. Patrick’s Day, you can also do it any time in March, as well. You get to choose the race venue; you can run at the local high school track, around your neighborhood, or on a nature trail. You can even run at your favorite gym or on your bedroom treadmill. Record your time and report back to race officials to make sure it counts.

The cost to enter is $18, which includes a medal and a bib. A portion of your entry fee will also be donated to the National Hemophilia Foundation, an organization that has advocated for those with bleeding disorders since 1948. Each year, the Luck of the Irish 5k chooses a different organization to donate to.

Why is the Race Virtual?

Virtual races soared in popularity during the 2020 pandemic when people sought a way to stay active, get exercise, and make a difference without exposing themselves to germ-filled crowds.

This ultimately revealed the major convenience of doing races online and giving people the power to run or walk without time or location being an issue. This isn’t to say the Luck of the Irish will never be in person again, but with COVID-19 still lurking, it might stay virtual for the foreseeable future. To keep in the know on all the upcoming virtual races, join the Facebook Community and make 23,000 new friends.

You don’t have to take up the bagpipes or dabble in all things Dublin in order to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day; everyone is welcome on March 17th. A virtual race is a simple and convenient way to honor the holiday, do something healthy for yourself, and donate to a great cause. Sign up today and Shamrock and roll.

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