Sat March 6 - Sun March 14, 2021
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Virtual 5K Run

$40 $30 Price increases after January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
You can run anywhere you like - your neighborhood, your favorite trail, your treadmill, etc.

While we miss racing together, the virtual race format allows you to complete your race on your schedule! The race will “start” at 12:01 AM on Saturday, March 6th and “end'“ on Sunday, March 14th at 11:59 PM. We’ll get you pumped up to run during our week of packet pickups and keep the energy going through the race. More information on running your race and submitting results can be found below!

Feeling Lucky? Our 'Pot of Gold' Gift Pack includes a scratch off with great prizes, including 1 Year of FREE Charm City Run race entries!


If you were registered for the 2020 Under Armour Kelly Benefits St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5k we sent you an email in December with detailed instructions on how to use your 2020 deferral for the 2021 virtual event, or defer your 2020 registration to 2022 at no additional charge until January 31st. If you were a 2020 Shamrock 5k registrant and have any questions about using your deferral please email us at

Race Details


$30 through 1/31/21
$35 through 2/28/21
$40 thereafter

*There are no refunds of entry given for this event.


Tuesday, March 2nd from 3PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd #120
Annapolis, MD 21401

Wednesday, March 3rd from 3PM-7PM 
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2
Bel Air, MD 21014

Thursday, March 4th from 3PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Fells Point
1500 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Friday, March 5th from 3PM-7PM
Charm City Run - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Saturday, March 6th from 9AM-2PM
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093

If you wish 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.

Any packets not picked up during one of the in-person packet pickup sessions will be mailed directly to the registrant via US Mail beginning March 8th. 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.”

Packet pickups will be held outside except in the case of inclement weather. Please wear a face covering upon arrival, and maintain 6ft of space between other people waiting in line. All race packets will travel to each packet pickup location.


Are you ready to race 3.1 miles 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 30th and are open to all levels and paces. Click below to find a program near you and register.

***Due to COVID-19, our training groups have modifications to keep our runners and coaches safe while meeting in-person. All training groups also include virtual resources so you can follow along on your own if and when you prefer.***

Learn more about the Shamrock 5K Training program here:


If you’ve participated in one of our other virtual races you know the drill, but if not, it’s easy!

Sign Up to Participate

Can’t run the race and get the SWAG if you don’t register! Click register now at the top of this page to get signed up, and be sure to bring your friends! During registration you can also opt-in to report your race results via text or email (we’ll explain more below) and confirm your shipping address (in case we need to ship your gear to you).

Run Your Race

Normally we toe the starting line at 1:00 PM on Sunday, but with the virtual event you’ve got 9 days to run! You can run your race anytime between Saturday, March 6th and Sunday, March 14th. You can run anywhere you like - your neighborhood, your favorite trail, your treadmill, etc. Since we are giving out awards to our top overall and age group runners, be sure to take a screenshot of your running app, or picture of your smartwatch or treadmill if you think you could be a top finisher (we’ll need this to verify placements of award winners). We encourage all participants to use the RaceJoy app, where you can track your run, automatically submit your results, send and receive cheers to/from other participants!

Submit Results

After you run your race you can submit their results automatically through the RaceJoy app, through text or email (if opted in), or directly on the results page from March 6th through March 14th (11:59PM Eastern Time). Don’t forget: you MUST run your race during this time period - runs completed outside of this window will not be eligible for awards. If you have questions about submitting results don't hesitate to reach out to us at Results automatically update as times are submitted, so you can check the results to see how you stack up against the competition. After the 14th we’ll reach out to our preliminary award winners to verify their time and distance, and finalize the results. Awards can be picked up at your local Charm City Run store, or shipped for our out-of-state participants.

Send Us a Selfie!

If you don’t take a picture did it even happen? We’d love to see your pre- and post-race pictures! You can post them directly to the RunSignup photo page, or email them to with your permission to post and we’ll share them for you!


The 2021 Under Armour Kelly Benefits St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5k is a VIRTUAL race. Runners and walkers can complete the event anywhere and DO NOT need to run in a specific location.

We understand that some people may want to run their virtual 5k on a path similar to the official course, so the description can be found below. Please be advised - there are no road closures, aid stations, or special traffic control measures in place at any time along this route. Runners and walkers should stay on the sidewalk at all times and obey pedestrian crossing signals.

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.


Awards to the top three men and women in the open division, as well as the first man and the first woman in the masters division (40 and over).

Age group awards to top 3 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 and over.

There are no cash prizes for the 2021 virtual race, and no double-dipping on overall and age-group awards.


2021 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 virtual race will receive a finishers medal. The 2021 design continues the tradition of the Shamrock shape and features the beginning of the Irish blessing “May the road rise up to meet you.”

‘Pot of Gold’ Gift Pack

We’re delivering a party-in-a-box with some pretty amazing perks!

$10 Gift Card to Charm City Run
Race-themed Koozie Can Cooler
Milk Chocolate Gold Coins
Shamrock 5k Temporary Tattoo
Golden Ticket Scratch-Off with chances to win race entries, store discounts, Under Armour merchandise, and FREE CCR RACE ENTRIES FOR A YEAR!

Printed Bib Number

While you don’t need to run with your bib number, it’s great for photo ops and as a keepsake!


You can enhance your race day experience with the RaceJoy app for Android and iOS devices. With RaceJoy, participants can track their run, send other participants “cheers,” and upload their results directly to RunSignup. Spectators can send “cheers” to participants as they complete their race as well!

Transfer Policy and Deferral Policy

We allow transfers and deferrals up until January 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. You may transfer your entry to another participant or defer your entry to 2022 by going into your profile on and choosing “Manage Registration.” Transfers and deferrals will not be allowed after Sunday, January 31st, 2021.



St. Vincent De Paul Baltimore
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.


The Under Armour B3 Distance Series presented by Kelly Benefits is a collection of three of Baltimore’s favorite races:

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

When you register for the B3 series you’ll receive a special B3 Under Armour premium. As you complete the Under Armour B3 Distance Series presented by Kelly Benefits you'll earn 3 unique race medals at each event, and a special B3 finisher medal at the finish line of the Charles Street 12.

Registration for the 2021 B3 Distance Series presented by Kelly Benefits will open as soon as dates are finalized for all three races in the series. If you are interested in participating in the B3 Series in 2021 please register for the Shamrock 5k and additional information will be sent out.

Click here to Learn More!


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