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Sunday, March 16th, 2025 1:00 PM Baltimore, MD 21201 US Directions
PLEASE NOTE: You will have an opportunity to upgrade to the B3 Distance Series in September.
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$65.60 $49.70 1:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT Price increases after October 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$65.60 $49.70 Price increases after October 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Charles and Mulberry
Baltimore, MD US 21201


The tradition continues! Join the "sea of green" Sunday, March 16th as we run through downtown Baltimore before hitting the post-race party at Power Plant Live!

PLEASE NOTE: The Kelly Benefits St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K is the 1st Race in the B3 Distance Series. You will be able to upgrade to the B3 Distance Series when it opens for registration in September.


Race Details


Course Time Limit: The Shamrock 5K has a course time limit of 1 hour and 15 minutes (this is calculated from the time your wave crosses the start line). This time limit is necessary as the St. Patrick's Day parade begins shortly after the conclusion of the race.


Tuesday, March 11th from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2
Bel Air, MD 21014

Wednesday, March 12th from 4PM-7PM 
Charm City Run - Annapolis
87 Forest Plaza
Annapolis, MD 21401

Thursday, March 13th from 3PM-7PM

Charm City Run - Fells Point
1500 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Friday, March 14th from 2PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Saturday, March 15th from 9AM-2PM
Charm City Run - Timonium - please note new address
1313 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093

Race Day - Sunday, March 16th from 10:30AM-12PM
Power Plant Live! (entrance)
34 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

*Packet Pickup locations and times are subject to change. Final Packet Pickup information will be sent in pre-race emails.

We HIGHLY recommend attending a pre-race packet pickup to avoid delays on race day. The distance between race-day packet pickup and the race start is approximately 1 mile.

If you would like to pick up someone else's packet you must present their pre-race email that contains their QR code. We appreciate your cooperation with this.

All race packets will travel to each packet pickup location.

Virtual race participants may pick up their race packet at any of the pickup opportunities listed above, or have their packet shipped directly to them at no additional cost. Packets will not begin shipping until 3/18/25. If you need to edit your mailing address, please click here to go to your RunSignUp profile, scroll down to Shamrock 5K under your upcoming races, and click “Manage Registration.”

Want to run for free? With our referral program you can have your registration fee refunded!

Here is how it works:

1. Register online for the Kelly Benefits St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K.
2. Receive a unique referral link via your confirmation page and email.
3. Share this link with your friends, family or post on social media.
4. After (5) registrants sign up using your unique referral link you will automatically receive a refund of your registration fee.


If you are participating in the in-person race and can not make it to the race packet pickup sessions, or if you simply prefer having the convenience, you may choose to have your race bib and shirt mailed to you for an additional fee. The bib mailing option will close on February 24th at 11:59 pm.

Virtual participants will have their race packet mailed to them automatically at no additional charge.

Please note: If you select the bib mailing option you cannot defer your entry to the following year after the bib mailing cutoff date of February 24th.



Whether you are a walker looking to take your first running steps or an experienced 5Ker looking to improve your speed, there is a place in our training group for you! Regardless if you are racing at the end of the program or completing your first 5K, this group will help you establish a consistent running routine for your future race goals.

During this 6-week training program, you will meet twice a week for a coach-led supported group run with your fellow runners and your coach - once for a speed workout and once for some hill work, in addition to following a weekly training plan.

No running experience necessary! Runners, walkers and run/walkers of all levels are welcome!

2025 Training Starts on February 1, 2025


We have created a virtual race option for those who would like to participate but cannot attend the in-person race. Here's how the virtual race works:

1. Register for the virtual event, and sign up for text or e-mail notifications
2. Your race swag will be available for pickup at our pre-race packet pickups, or can be mailed to you at no additional cost. We will begin mailing virtual packets on March 18th.
3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on March 15th.
4. Run your race and submit your results either by text message or email (if you've opted in) or by heading to the results page here by March 16th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time). Results update in real time as people submit their times. Be sure to take a selfie/photos and post on social media with the hashtags #charmcityrun #shamrock5k
5. Sit back and enjoy your accomplishment!

Virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards.


The USATF-certified 5K course is a point-to-point course. The race begins at Charles and Mulberry Streets and proceeds south along the parade route to Conway Street, east to Light Street, south to Key Highway to a turnaround point near Jackson Street. Return on Key Highway to go north on Light Street to Pratt Street then to Market Place (left turn). Finish on Market Place between Pratt and Lombard Streets at Power Plant Live.

To view certified course map click here.

Note: Strollers, Dogs and wheeled devices are not allowed at the Shamrock 5K.


Awards to the top three Male, Female, and Non-Binary runners in the open division, as well as the First male, Female, and Non-Binary runners in the masters division (40 and over) as follows:

  • 1st Place Male, Female, and Non-Binary Overall - $150
  • 2nd Place Male, Female, and Non-Binary Overall - $100
  • 3rd Place Male, Female, and Non-Binary Overall - $75
  • 1st Place Male, Female, and Non-Binary Overall Masters - $100

Age group awards to top three male and female in the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and over.

Overall awards are calculated by gun time, and age group awards are calculated by net time. No double dipping.


2025 Premium (2024 Premium shown below)

Finisher Medal - (2024 Finisher Medal shown below)

All participants in the in-person and virtual races will receive a finishers medal. 


FREE Downloadable Race Photos

Post-Race Celebration

After you finish the race the party begins! Participants have access to the after-party at Power Plant Live! which includes the following:

  • Live music on the main stage
  • Complimentary beer for individuals 21+
  • Post-race snacks
  • Drawings for great prizes from our race partners


Each registrant in the in-person 12 Miler and 2-Person Relay who is 21+ receives one complimentary beer at the post-race party. We also offer a beer bracelet as an add-on during registration which entitles the wearer to bottomless beverages at the post-race party. The bracelet costs $23.20. Bracelets are non-transferable, and Charm City Run reserves the right to deny service to anyone who appears intoxicated or cannot produce photo ID when requested.




To ensure those impacted by poverty have the skills and resources to achieve their full potential.

Founded in 1865, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore (SVDP) is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure those impacted by poverty have the skills and resources to achieve their full potential. SVDP is a pioneer in the development of social programs and the advocacy of social justice through a wide range of services from meeting basic human needs to empowering people to improve their quality of life, reach their full potential, and care for their families. We seek to make a measurable, targeted impact by building programs consistent with community needs and service trends under our five service areas: Homelessness and Supportive Housing, Child and Family Services, Workforce Development, Access to Healthy Food, and Emergency Assistance.

During the registration process you will be able to add an extra donation to aid those struggling with poverty in our community. 100% of extra donations raised will be given to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore. To make a donation without registering please click the donate button above.

To learn more about the work St. Vincent De Paul does click here.


Charm City Run Events is grateful to The Baltimore St. Patrick Parade for their longtime partnership. For over 65 years, thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance. The Kelly Benefits Shamrock 5K is owned by SPCI and operated by Charm City Run. For more information on this Baltimore tradition, please visit


2025 B3 Distance Series presented by Kelly Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: You will have an opportunity to upgrade to the B3 Distance Series in September.

The Kelly Benefits St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K is the 1st race in the B3 Distance Series presented by Kelly Benefits!  B3 is a collection of three of Baltimore's premier running events:

  • Kelly Benefits St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5k
  • Sole of the City 10k presented by Kelly Benefits
  • Charles Street 12 & 2-Person Relay presented by Kelly Benefits

When you register for the B3 series you’ll receive the following:

  • Entry into all 3 B3 Distance Series Races
  • The 2025 B3 Distance Series presented by Kelly Benefits Finisher Medal
  • An B3 Distance Series Finisher Premium
  • Commemorative B3 Distance Series Loyalty Pin for those who have participated in the B3 series before

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help out at the Shamrock 5K? We couldn't host this race without the support of our fantastic volunteers! There are lots of opportunities to get involved at the Kelly Benefits St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5k. Click here to learn more and sign up. Don't forget - volunteers are eligible for our Volunteer Incentive Program where you can earn free entries to your favorite Charm City Run races!

Presenting Sponsor

Official Sports Medicine Sponsor

Valued Sponsors

Kelly Benefits St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K: A Charm City Run Signature Event

The Kelly Benefits St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K is operated by Charm City Run Events, a race management and production company located in the Baltimore region with races throughout the state of Maryland. Charm City Run Events is committed to providing a unique and supportive race environment to participants of all faces and paces. Like most runners, we live for the spirit of race day. We love watching friends cross their first finish line together and competitive runners hitting that PR. We also love the celebration afterwards (especially if there's a free beer at the finish!). From 5Ks to Half Marathons, Charm City Run Events offers some of the best in racing in the Mid-Atlantic region! For more information, please click here.

With eight store locations around Maryland, Charm City Run is a Running & Walking Specialty company that is committed to fitting every customer in the "right" shoe.  If you are training for your next event or just looking for something comfortable to wear day-to-day stop in and check us out! Learn more at


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 Frederick | Gaithersburg | Rehoboth Beach | Timonium 

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