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Marshfield St. Patrick's Day 5K Race

St. Patrick’s Day 5K Races Greater Boston 2024

Updated March 4th

Here are the St. Patrick’s Day 5K races in the Greater Boston area and beyond!

St. Patrick’s Day is almost always on March 17th. This year March 17th falls on a Sunday, so you can run a race on Saturday March 16th and on Sunday March 17th if you like.

And as you will see in this directory, the fun begins the week or two before, so you can run a St. Patrick’s Day themed 5K road race two weekends in a row or twice in a weekend if you want!

St. Patrick's Day 5K finisher's medal

To register for any of these races, click the race title or the registration information link. The race title link usually has additional race details you need such as specific location, course information, awards, refreshments and if there are kids races available.

This directory is brought to you by the My First 5K finisher’s medal. Most of these races have medal for the top overall and age-group finishers, but may not have a finisher’s medal for everyone. Click a My First 5K image or HERE to check out the First 5K medal.

Guinness Irish 5K

2 March | 11:00 AM | Saturday | Pawtucket, RI

The Guinness Irish 5K serves as the first leg of the 3-Race Series, the Tour de Patrick, which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with three races in three cities in Rhode Island throughout the month of March.

Participants can sign up for one, two or all three races! Participants who run all three will receive the official 2024 Tour de Patrick Beanie as well as a Finisher’s Medal upon completion at the Guinness Shamrock Shuffle 5K on March 17th.

The Kid’s Leprechaun Run is an approximately 1/4 mile race for kids 12 and under.
The race starts at 10:30 and parents may run with their children.

The 5K Run/Walk starts at 11:00.
Please Note: no pets allowed and strollers must start in the back for safety reasons.

2024 Registration was $36 for adults and $19 for the Kid’s run, race day registration is $40/20 respectively.

The top 11 men’s runners all run under a 6:00 pace!

2024 Event Results

Shamrock Shuffle 5K

9 March | 9:00 AM | Saturday | Medway, MA

Medway PTO, St. Patrick's 5K

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.

My First 5K medal, running medal

2024 Registration is closed and had been: Adults $30, 17 and under is $20. T-shirts as available through race day.

Now in it’s 13th year, this race has cash awards for the top three male and female finishers. Age group medals for first through third place runners will be awarded. This race does not have a finisher’s medal for all runners.

Guinness St. Pat’s 5K 

9 March | 11:00 AM | Saturday | Providence, RI

Guinness St. Pat's 5K in Providence RI. St Patrick's 5K

This festive 5K that travels along the Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade route, which starts immediately after the race.

The Kid’s Leprechaun Run is an approximately 1/4 mile race for kids 12 and under.
The race starts at 10:30 and parents may run with their children.

The 5K Run/Walk starts at 11:00.
Please Note: no pets allowed and strollers must start in the back for safety reasons.

The Guinness St. Pat’s 5K serves as the second leg of our 3-Race Series, the Tour de Patrick, which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with three races in three cities in Rhode Island throughout the month of March. Participants can sign up for one, two or all three races! 

Participants who run all three will receive the official 2024 Tour de Patrick Beanie as well as a Finisher’s Medal upon completion at the Guinness Shamrock Shuffle 5K on March 17th. Participants in the full Tour will pick up all three race numbers, three t-shirts and the beanie hat at the Guinness Irish 5K Packet Pickup. 

2024 Registration is still open $36 for adults and $19 for the Kid’s run, race day registration is $40/20 respectively.

St. Patty’s Day 5K/10K & Pub Crawl

10 March | 10:00 AM | Saturday | Portsmouth, NH

This race is entirely within the Pease Development Authority, on straight paved roads. These races used to be held in Salisbury Beach State Park.

The 5K is a single loop and the 10K is two loops plus a bit.

5k & 10k participants (21+ only) may redeem their Sam Adams beer ticket at Paddy’s American Grille.

FREE photos and finish line video will be available at no additional cost! There is also a gear check for these races!

Age group awards start at 19 & under for both the 5K and 10K.

2024 Registration is open:

5K – $40 through race day of if available. Ages 12-20 $35 and under 11 is $10. Add $5 for race day registration.

10K – $45 through race day, if available, for all age groups.

Age group and top three male and female runners will receive awards.

2023 Event Results

Guinness Celtic 5K

10 March | 11:00 AM | Sunday | Worcester

Guinness Celtic 5K, Worcester

Held at the Elm Park at 284 Highland Street in Worcester, this race features a fast, flat out-and-back course which travels the route of the Worcester St. Patrick’s Day Parade,

The Guinness Celtic 5k is the first race of Tour de Worcester, a three part race series starting in March.

2024 Registration is open: $36 without medal, $41 with medal, Kids Leprechaun Run (12 and under) $19. Race day registration is $40/$20 respectively.

The Kid’s Leprechaun Run is approximately 1/4 mile and is for ages 12 and under.
Parents may run with their children.

Age group and top three male and female runners will receive awards.

Teams are welcomed and fastest team of 3 runners will receive an award.

There will be a Guinness Beer Garden located at the finish line of the race and the parade.

2023 results and photos.

Mick Morgan’s St. Patrick’s 5K

16 March | Noon | Saturday | Sharon

2024 Registration is open: $35 for adults, $20 for 12 and under or 65 and older.

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.

My First 5K medal, runners medal

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!

Marshfield St. Patrick’s 5K

16 March | 10:00 AM | Saturday | Marshfield

Marshfield St. Patrick's Day 5K Race

This St. Patrick’s Day 5K is sponsored by the Marshfield Education Foundation and is now in it’s 14th year. This USATF certified race usually draws around 4,000 runners.

2024 Registration is open $30 for adults and $25 for 19 and under. Race day registration is available.

Bring your friends and create as team!

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at “America’s Most Irish Road Race”! Wear your green and join 4,000 runners, walkers and crawlers at the South Shore’s premier road race!

Flat, fast, USATF certified 5K ocean course with cash prizes ($683,$250,$100) for the top three overall male and female, along with $317 ($1,000 total!) for a new male or female course record! (M-14:39 & F-16:28). Age group awards first through third.

Great finish parties at the pubs and restaurants of Brant Rock! A fun day for all!!

Results and photos.

Shamrock Stampede 5K

16 March | 10:00 AM | Saturday | Plymouth

St. Patrick's Day 5K, Plimouth

This race is based out of the DCR Pilgrim Memorial State Park. Registration includes one free beer ticket for the post race party.

Proceeds benefit:

Kathy Frank Scholarship Fund – providing a scholarship to a graduate of Silver Lake High School going into the field of nursing in memory of Kathy Frank.

Kathy was a Kingston resident and a nurse at South Shore Hospital who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in April 2011.

2024 registration is open: $35 for adults, $25 for 6 – 20 and 70+ Add $5 for race day registration.

Awards for top 1-3, male and female and 1st place age-group runners.

Holyoake St Patrick’s Road Race 10K & Walk

16 March | 1PM | Saturday | Holyoke

2024 Registration is open for the 47th annual running of this race. The 10K is $35 ($25 for 18 and under) and the 2-miler walk is $25. Both prices increase by $5 on March 13th.

Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners. No finisher’s medal.

Guinness Shamrock Shuffle 5K

17 March | 11:00 AM | Sunday | Kingstown, RI

This race features a flat and fast course with a stadium finish at North Kingstown High School. The Kids Race will be one lap of the track at the Stadium.

The Guinness Shamrock Shuffle 5K serves as the third and final leg of the 3-Race Series, the Tour de Patrick, which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with three races in three cities in Rhode Island throughout the month of March.

Participants can sign up for one, two or all three races! Participants who run all three will receive the official 2024 Tour de Patrick Beanie as well as a Finisher’s Medal upon completion at the Guinness Shamrock Shuffle 5K on March 17th. Participants in the full Tour will pick up all three race numbers, three t-shirts and the beanie hat at the Guinness Irish 5K Packet Pickup. 

2024 Registration is open $36 for adults and $19 for the Kid’s run, race day registration is $40/20 respectively.

St. Patrick’s Day Road Race

17 March | 11:00 AM | Sunday | South Boston – registration is sold out

boys and girls clubs of Boston, Boston 5K road race

A Southie tradition since 1940, this race takes place just before the famous South Boston St. Patrick Day’s Parade.

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

2024 Registration is sold out! All runners were$35.00.

First 500 runners to register will receive a t-shirt. Runners 501 to 1,000 can buy a shirt for $20.

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.

2022 Race Results

2021 Race Results

Rás na hÉireann 5K

24 March | 11:00 AM | Sunday | Somerville

This race has become a tradition among local runners over the past twenty years. The race took a 4-year hiatus between 2018 and 2023, but is back for 2024!

Run from Davis Square, the course is moderately challenging and well marshaled.

Registration includes a quality multi-colored short sleeve tee shirt with Irish theme, finishers medal & great post race party.

The after party is one of the best with most bars in Somerville participating. Check the web site for locations and sign up!

2024 Registration is open: $40 for all runners, $45 after March 16th.

Mayflower Brewing St. Patrick’s Day 5K

24 March | 9:30 AM | Sunday | Plymouth

Plymouth St. Patrick's Day 5K, Mayflower Brewing

Sponsored by and based out of the Mayflower Brewing Company brewery at 12 Resnik Rd # 3, Plymouth, MA.

Registration is open at $35 through February 21st, then $40 through race day.

Each runner will receive a long sleeve tech shirt (Register by March 10th) and runners over 21 will get one Mayflower brew. So bring your ID. Free finish line photos will be taken for you!

This race does not offer a finisher’s medal for each runner.

VIP Teams
Teams of 20 or more will receive the following perks:
– Reserved tent and table in the heart of the post-race party
– A stock of beer waiting for you at the finish

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, run well and may the wind be at your back!

Andy

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