I love St. Patrick’s Day as much as the next freckled redhead. And what better way to kick off a celebration than a race?
I know, I know, it’s barely February. But signing up for a race in the not too distant future is a great way to motivate yourself and stay on track. There are also tons of training plans out there. Following a plan can change the question of if you run today to how far/fast.
St. Patrick’s Day races tend to be a lot more about having fun than winning anything and can be a great experience for first time racers. It’s also an excellent excuse to buy an adorable green running top. Plus it can’t hurt to burn a few hundred calories before you indulge in that green beer.
Some local St. Paddy’s Day races
Sunday, March 10
KELLY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K – Baltimore, Md
Saturday, March 16
Can’t make it to any of these races? Grab a few friends or friendly strangers, don your best green and have DIY race through your town.
Did I miss a local race? Leave a comment with a link and I’ll put it up.
What’s your favorite Shamrockin’ Race?