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The Murphysboro St. Patrick's Day 5K Walk/Run is going virtual for 2021!
WHERE: Race anytime, anywhere, and track your time and distance on the RaceJoy app! Don't care to compete but want to participate anyway? No problem - using the app is not required. You can also manually enter your time on our race website! Complete your 5K anytime between March 20 - 27 and the results will be posted online.
GIVEAWAYS: The first 75 participants that register are guaranteed all of our new giveaways for 2021: St. Patrick's Day 5K branded neck gaiter mask (perfect for your walk or run), cinch bag, and participation race coin. Not all giveaways are guaranteed after 75 have registered; race coins are only guaranteed to the first 100 to register.
OPT-OUT: You can also opt-out of the giveaways if you are unable or unwilling to pick-up in person. Opting-out also saves you $10 off your registration price.
REGISTRATION & PRICING: Registration is online only and is open now until March 19, 2021. Price is $30 per participant. River to River Runners, kids 12 and younger, and adults 60 and older will receive a $5 discount.
CHECK-IN & PICK-UP: Packet pick-up will be Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Brews Brothers Taproom during the Murphysboro St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Stay and enjoy the food, drinks, and safely-held activities all day! If you opted-out of receiving the giveaways, race information will be e-mailed to everyone the week of the event. Complete your 5K anytime between March 20 - 27 using the RaceJoy App (will record your time and distance automatically), or use your favorite app or none at all. You can manually enter your time on the race website.
T-SHIRTS: We will not be giving away t-shirts this year. However, if you would like to purchase one, or missed out on our 2020 Kelly Green 5K T-shirts, we will have limited quantities available for purchase at pick-up for $10.
TOP FINISHERS: Our overall top Male and Female times in both Run and Walk will receive free registration for our race in 2022! In addition, our top male and female finishers in each age category will receive 50% off registration in 2022!
Note: We will not be awarding trophies or medals to our top finishers this year due to the virtual nature of the event. In lieu of these, each participant (up to 100) will receive a Murphysboro St. Patrick's Day 5K participant race coin.
From the Murphysboro St. Patrick's Day Committee: 2020, and now 2021, have been very confusing and difficult years. We have tried our best to present to you the event experience you deserve. Because of the ongoing pandemic, we have had multiple issues with planning, vendors, volunteers, and navigating all the restrictions and requirements imposed to mitigate exposure and transmission. If you remember, we were able to successfully hold our event in 2020, the day before the State of Illinois shut down. Due to these many hurdles, we are late in opening registration for the 5K. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this has caused and hope you consider participating this year. A portion of the registration fees we collect helps the ongoing efforts of the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce to support Murphysboro businesses, foster relationships with other communities in Southern Illinois, organize multiple annual events (including St. Patrick's Day), and better the lives and livelihoods of our citizens. We value each and every one of you and thank you for your continued support!
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