Paddy's Road Race: The Shillelagh Shuffle

Fri October 16 - Sun October 18, 2020 West Newton, MA 02465 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Paddy's Public House
95 Elm Street
West Newton, MA US 02465

Paddy's Road Race is a premier fall road race in New England that welcomes over 2,500 participants each October.  The 19th running of the Shillelagh Shuffle has gone virtual and has partnered with RunSignUp and RaceJoy to ensure our participants have top notch technology with all the bells and whistles to make for an epic race.  We are hosting our 3M as well as our 1K Youth & All Abilities Race through this technology.  For our youngest participants, we also have a Youth Field Race option, in which families will design their own courses of any lengths they choose.  All participants in any of our three races will receive our famous Paddy's Road Race T-shirt.  The race benefits Newton Athletes Unlimited and will support our virtual programs to over 300 athletes with disabilities.

On Thursday night, October 15th from 7-8 pm we will be holding our Opening Ceremony on Zoom. 

Participants can then complete their race using the RaceJoy App from Friday October 16th until Sunday October 18th at noon.   

On Friday night, October 16th from 7-8pm all participants will be treated to a Virtual Race Improv Show that you will not want to miss!

On Saturday night, October 17th from 7-8pm we invite participants to join our Virtual Beer Garden on Zoom, which will include Paddy's history, trivia and prizes.

On Sunday night, October 18th at 7pm we will host our Closing Ceremony complete with pictures and videos from all of your virtual races.  This will be followed by a band and After Party.



Race Contact Info
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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for Paddy's Road Race: The Shillelagh Shuffle.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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