Here are some St. Patrick’s Day 5K races in the Greater Boston area.
St. Patrick’s Day 5K races, like most holiday themed races, take place around the actual holiday. This gives you the opportunity to run a St. Patrick’s Day themed race two weekends in a row or twice in a weekend if you want!
To register for a race click the title, to order a medal for your runner, click HERE.
9 March 2019 9:00 AM Saturday – Medway, MA
Sponsored by the Medway Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, the race raises funds for Medway’s elementary schools. Supporting creative arts programs, cultural arts programming, teacher appreciation events, and other activities that benefit Medway schools and enhance the children’s education.
The 5K course winds through the scenic back roads of Medway and is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, including children and families. You will also be able to register teams this year, which can be fun for the family. Be creative and make sure you wear green!
Registration was: Adults $30, 17 and under is $20
Now in it’s 8th year, this race awards the top three male and female finishers. Age group first place runners will receive a medal. This race does not have a finisher’s medal for all runners.
17 March 2019 – 8:00 AM – Medford, MA
The 6th annual Running of the Leprechauns 5k is a roaring St. Patrick’s Day race/party. We have raised and donated over $90,000 in the first 5 years of this event – Be part of the break through to $100,000 in donations by registering!
Event location: American Legion Hall, 321 Winthrop Street, Medford
Long Sleeve Race shirt guaranteed for all that are registered by March 8, 2019. Finishers medal when you cross the finish line! Awesome swag!
Registration was: $37 for 18+ and $17 for youth 6 to 17 years old.
16 March 2019 – 9:00 AM Saturday – Sharon, MA
Registration was: $30, $35 day of race. The first 300 to register receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt. This race often draws up to 800 runners, so sign up before they hit capacity.
Event location: Mick Morgan\’s Irish Pub, 973 Providence Highway (Route 1), Sharon, Massachusetts 02067
Proceeds support HESSCO programs and services of providing support and services to seniors, individuals living with a disability and their caregivers in South Norfolk County.
HESSCO packages and delivers an average of 130,000 home delivered meals each year and serves an additional 30,000 meals annually in dining room settings. Our drivers not only deliver a hot, nutritious meal, but they provide a wellness check and a friendly visit. For many, this is the difference needed to maintain their dignity and independence at home.
It appears that this race does not provide a finishers medal to all runners. If you are bringing someone to their First 5K, make sure to order a My First 5K medal for them!
16 March 2019 10:00 AM – Saturday – Marshfield, MA
This St. Patrick’s Day 5K is sponsored by the Marshfield Education Foundation and is now in it’s 9th year. This USATF certified race usually draws over 2,000 runners.
Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for 19 and under. March 6th through race day, registration is $45. A long sleeve tech shirt for all runners who register by March 9th.
This race offers cash prizes to the top three male and female finishers, and awards for the top three age group finishers. A finishers medal is not provided for all runners.
16 March 2019 10:00 AM – Saturday – Salisbury, MA
This race is entirely within the flat, straight paved roads inside the scenic Salisbury Beach State Reservation. This is the perfect course for runners looking to PR or for first timer 5K runners. Run one loop or two, for a certified 5K and 10K, respectively.
Event location: 212 Beach Rd, Salisbury, MA 01952
Immediately following the run, you are invited to a St. Patty’s Pub Crawl at three local Salisbury Beach bars. The best part? They are all within a few yards of each other, so you can stumble – er – walk between all three! Carousel, Uncle Eddie’s and Dolphins will be hosting a St. Patty’s party for all participants that will include free food, drink specials and live music.
All participants receive a special edition Green Stride St. Patty’s Day 5K/10K & Pub Crawl t-shirt.
Age group awards start at 19 & under, but this race does not provide a finisher’s medal to all runners.
$20 through January 31st. $25 through March 15th or sold out. $30 Day of if available.
$20 through January 31st. $25 through March 15th or sold out. $30 Day of if available. 17 March 2019 – 11:00 AM – Sunday – South Boston, MA
The race is hosted and sponsored by Keystone, the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club Teen Leadership Program. Funds raised at the race will help support the Keystone program.
Event location: 230 West Sixth Street Boston, MA
Registration is $25 and the race always sells out, so don’t wait! Official Race Shirts go to the first 654 registrants.
The Connolly Medal is given to the first South Boston resident to finish the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race. It is named for James Brendan Connolly, a son of South Boston, who medaled in the 1896 Olympics in Athens and is considered the first modern Olympic champion.
The Father Lane Medal is awarded each year to the first place Edgerley Family South Boston Club Kid Finisher.
Registration is open. $18.75 for the first 250 runners to register! $25 for everyone else.
24 March 2019 9:30 AM – Plymouth
Sponsored by and based out of the Mayflower Brewing Company brewery at 12 Resnik Rd # 3, Plymouth, MA.
Registration is still open and is $35 or $40 day-of.
Each runner will receive a short sleeve tech shirt and runners over 21 will get one Mayflower brew. So bring your ID. Free finish line photos will be taken for you!
17 March 2019 1:00 PM – Sunday – Lunenburg, MA
This race is organized by the North Medford Running Club and is an out and back 5K Run and Walk around Lake Whalom.
Custom designed apparel for the first 150 entrants and a party after the race at On The Rocks!!! with pizza from Embers Pizzeria!
Event location: 96 Lakefront Street, Lunenburg, MA
Prizes: Cash for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Male and Female Runners Overall Only. If you’re bringing the kids, spouse or a friend for their First 5K, make sure you get them a finisher’s medal!
Registration s $25.00 with race day registration available.
24 March 2019 11:00 AM – Sunday – Lynn, MA
Course: The Hibernian 5K is a loop course starting at Hibernian Hall that goes through some of the residential neighborhoods of West Lynn and finishes at Hibernian Hall. Walkers are welcomed!
Race Amenities: Long-sleeve dri-fit shirts to the first 500 pre-registered runners, race timing, water on the course, post-race raffles and entertainment. Prizes for the top three male and female adult overall winners, and top male and female under 13 years of age, and top Hibernians.
Event location: Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, MA
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, run well and may the wind be at your back!