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Shamrock Beer Run - Rockford

Sat March 16, 2024 Directions


5k (Sold Out)

12:00PM CDT
Open to ages 21+.

BrewFest Entry (No 5K)

12:00PM CDT
Open to ages 21+.



Check out the New Location for 2024!  Join us for beer, running, beer, walking, beer, stumbling, beer & partying at Sportscore One!  This year we want to make your experience even more fun and enjoyable!  Check this out:

Post Race Party will be Indoors this year!

The festivities begin Saturday, March 16th at 12:00pm at the Sportscore!  The walk/run starts at 12:00 Noon and we'll keep the party going until 3pm this year!

All registered participants get a souvenir beer glass, Shamrock Beer Run T-shirt and an event medal for completing the course. 

This is a race course like no other!  We feature 5 local craft breweries along the course route, so participants receive an (optional) 3 ounce sample from each brewery along the route, and are greeted with a 16oz pint of their favorite choice at the finish line! 

This race benefits the Nikolas Ritschell Foundation.  Please consider visiting their website to learn more about the great things they do for our community

Race Swag

The 2024 Race Swag Features:   

  • Awesome Tech T-Shirt

  • Finisher Medal (also a bottle opener)! 

  • Pint Glass 

  • Race Bib 

  • 31oz of Craft Beer!



Sportscore One
1288 Elmwood Road
Rockford, IL. 61103

Packet Pickup Information

Pig Minds Brewing Co.

4080 Steele Dr.
Machesney Park, IL
Friday March 15th from 4-7pm!
Race Day Pickup is Available at the Sportscore starting at 11am on race day, but if possible we recommend skipping the lines and joining us at Pig Minds on Friday night!

Course Map

New course route brewing for 2024!  Check back soon for official map update!

About Nikolas Ritschel Foundation

Nikolas Ritschel Foundation is enriching the lives of young adults fighting cancer by providing their families happy memories filled with laughter and smiles.    We have helped over 300 young adults since our inception in 2012 thanks to the support of generous donors and volunteers that help support our mission!

Click Here to Learn More

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Food & Entertainment

Sizz n Fizz will be on site Serving up Goodies During the race!

Granny's Silent Auction

We will be hosting Granny's silent auction in conjunction with the Shamrock Beer Run 5k again this year! 
Bidding is already open now, so check it out (click here) to browse over 100 amazing items and goodies. 
Win awesome stuff, help raise money for young adults with cancer.  Does it get any better?  Why yes it does... we'll celebrate your win with Beer from 5 local craft breweries while we're at it!


Sportscore One
1288 Elmwood Road
Rockford, IL. 61103


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