Sunday, March 12th, 2023 1:00 PM Baltimore, MD 21201 US Directions
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Events

5K

$50 $40 1:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual 5K

$50 $40 Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Place
Charles and Mulberry
Baltimore, MD US 21201
Description

The tradition continues! Join the "sea of green" Sunday, March 12th as we run through downtown Baltimore before hitting the post-race party at Power Plant Live!

2022 RACE VIDEO
Race Details

 

ENTRY FEES

$35 until 10/31/22 (Special Early-Bird Registration!)
$40 11/1/22 through 12/31/22
$45 1/1/23 through 2/28/23
$50 after 2/28/23

*There are no refunds of entry given for this event. Information on transfers and deferrals can be found below.

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.

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 2023 Under Armour 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.

PACKET PICK-UPS

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

Wednesday, March 8th from 4PM-7PM 
Charm City Run - Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd #120
Annapolis, MD 21401

Thursday, March 9th from 3PM-7PM

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

Friday, March 10th from 3PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Saturday, March 11th from 9AM-2PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093

Race Day - Sunday, March 12th from 10:30AM-12PM
- LIMITED and RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP WILL END AT NOON SHARP.
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 3/14/22. 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.”


SHAMROCK 5K TRAINING PROGRAM

Are you ready to race the Under Armour Kelly Benefits St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K in March?

Train with a supportive small group leading up to race day so you can cross the finish line happy and healthy! Groups start January 28th and are open to all levels and paces. Sign up for a training program when you register for the race!

  • 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! Each group targets the Shamrock 5K, but regardless of if you are racing at the end of the program, this group will help you establish a consistent running routine.
  • This 6-week 5K training program is offered at Charm City Run locations. You will meet twice a week for supported group runs with your fellow runners and coach - once for a speed workout and once for a distance run in addition to following a weekly training plan.
  • The small group atmosphere will also allow you to connect with other runners in the area.
  • No running experience necessary! Runners, walkers and run/walkers of all levels welcome!

 

VIRTUAL RACE INFORMATION


We have created a virtual race option for those who would like to participate but are not local, or do not feel comfortable attending an in-person race at this time. 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 14th.
3. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the race "starts" on March 11th.
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 12th 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, but we'll certainly be acknowledging the winners in our post-race communication.


COURSE


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

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, 35-49, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-85, 85 and over.

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

WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR ENTRY?

2023 Under Armour Premium - Locker Tee 2.0

Product DNA

UA Tech™ fabric is quick-drying, ultra-soft & has a more natural feel
Material wicks sweat & dries really fast
Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes
Updated set-in sleeves
Center front logo
Loose Fit: Fuller cut for complete comfort

Finisher Medal

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

FREE Downloadable Race Photos

Post-Race Party

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
  • 2 complimentary beers for individuals 21+
  • Bananas and post-race snacks
  • Drawings for great prizes from our race partners

 

BENEFICIARY

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Mission:
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.

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 Under Armour 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!

2023 Under Armour B3 Distance Series presented by Kelly Benefits

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

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

B3 Distance Series registrants receive the following:

  • Entry into all 3 B3 Distance Series Races
  • The 2023 Under Armour B3 Distance Series presented by Kelly Benefits Finisher Medal 
  • An Under Armour B3 Distance Series Premium
  • Commemorative B3 Distance Series Loyalty Pin for those who have participated in the B3 series before
REFUND, DEFERRAL, TRANSFER, AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

As we prepare for another great event in 2023, we want to be completely transparent with our policies regarding refunds, deferrals, and cancellations. If you are interested in signing up for this race please read this section carefully prior to registering. All interested participants will be shown these policies during the registration process and must agree to adhere to them in order to be admitted to the event.

Refunds

Race registration fees (and the processing charge from RunSignup) are not refundable. These funds are used to pay for race premiums, permits, supplies, staffing, and other costs incurred before, during, and after the event is held. To be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy.

Deferrals

We offer the option for registrants to defer their entry to the following year's event based on Charm City Run's General Deferral fee schedule:

  • Until February 26, 2023 (2 weeks prior to race day) - $15.00
  • February 27, 2023 - March 11, 2023 (within 2 weeks of race day) - $30.00. 

Registrants may defer their entry by going into their profile on runsignup.com and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.

Transfers

We offer the option for registrants to transfer their entry to another eligible participant up to March 11, 2023 . After this deadline passes we are unable to allow transfers as race materials have been prepped for the event. Again, to be consistent and fair to everyone we cannot make exceptions to this policy. Registrants may transfer their entry to another registrant by going into their profile on runsignup.com and choosing "Manage Registration" next to the race.

Cancellation

2020 showed just how unpredictable our world can be, and the running industry was certainly no exception. We know that it's important to have as much information at your disposal when making a decision whether to sign up for a race or not, and we want you to know exactly what your options will be should the 2023 in-person race not be able to take place as originally planned. Our regular cancellation policy found here covers scenarios that could prompt the cancellation of an event including weather, local emergencies, public health emergencies, etc. If you have any questions about our cancellation policy please email us at events@charmcityrun.com PRIOR to registering.

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


The Under Armour Kelly Benefits St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K is owned and operated by Charm City Run Events, a diversified event management and race timing company that manages over 125 events annually. 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 to Triathlons, Charm City Run Events offers some of the best in racing in the Mid-Atlantic region!

With 8 retail store locations around Maryland and Delaware, 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 charmcityrun.com.

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Run with us in: Annapolis | Bel Air | Columbia | Fells Point | 
 Frederick | Gaithersburg | Rehoboth Beach | Timonium 

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