Sun March 15, 2020 Baltimore, MD 21201 US Directions
The 2020 Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K has been cancelled.

5K Run

1:00PM EDT
The Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5k Has Been Cancelled


Over the past year we have been hard at work planning and preparing for the Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5k. The last 2 weeks have been spent closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 both in our area, and internationally. We are very fortunate to have the knowledge and wisdom of our friends at MedStar Health to guide our decisions when health and safety are involved. After consulting with our medical team this morning we have come to the conclusion that it would be irresponsible to hold a mass gathering on Sunday. We have decided to cancel the 2020 Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5k.

While the decision to cancel was one we did not take lightly, ultimately the “right” decision was clear. The safety and security of our runners, volunteers, staff, partners, and spectators are always our main concern.

All registrations for the 2020 race will be automatically deferred to the 2021 race. Any registrant who had previously paid to defer their 2020 entry to 2021 will have their deferral fee refunded. If you registered for the 2020 Under Armour B3 Distance Series presented by KELLY you will still receive your Shamrock 5k medal and holder. All remaining packet pickups will still take place as scheduled, and we will send out additional communication regarding medal pickup. As noted during the registration process we are unable to offer refunds for this event.

We wanted to see you in your sea of green running down Charles Street and kicking off the race season with your smiling faces.  I understand your disappointment and appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this process together. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

Will Murdoch
Race Director

Charles and Mulberry
Baltimore, MD US 21201

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Grab your green and join us for one of Baltimore's largest and most festive 5Ks! Run through our city and finish at Power Plant Live! for an epic after-party. Please note that this race will sell out, so please register early.

Start Line location: Charles and Mulberry Streets, Baltimore, MD
Finish Line location: Power Plant Live!, Baltimore, MD

Race Details

Registration Fees:

$35 through 10/31/19
$40 through 12/31/19
$45 through 2/29/20
$50 thereafter

There are no refunds of entry given for this event.

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 Under Armour KELLY 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:

Monday, March 9th from 4PM-7PM
Charm City Run Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd #120
Annapolis, MD 21401

Tuesday, March 10th from 4PM-7PM 
Charm City Run Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2
Bel Air, MD 21014

Wednesday, March 11th from 1PM-7PM
Charm City Run Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Thursday, March 12th from 9AM-2PM
Charm City Run Fells Point
1500 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Friday, March 13th from 1PM-7PM
Charm City Run Locust Point
1713 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, MD 21230

Saturday, March 14th from 9AM-2PM
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Packet Pick-up on race day. Packets must be picked up at one of the Packet Pick-up locations. If you wish for someone else to pick up your packet for you, they must present a written note of permission from you.

Shamrock 5k Training Program:

Are you ready to race 3.1 miles on March 15th? Train with a supportive small group leading up to race day so you can cross the finish line happy and healthy! Groups start February 1st at all 7 Charm City Run locations across Maryland and are open to all levels and paces. Click below to find a program near you and register.

Register for Training Program


We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot for the Baltimore Shamrock 5K, visit the SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.


Note regarding Spot Hero Cancellations:

For any attendees who pre-booked parking with SpotHero, here are instructions on how to cancel your reservation.

SpotHero offers a full refund of your parking reservation up to the minute your reservation begins! To cancel, click the "Cancel Reservation" button on your parking pass.

Need help canceling your reservation? Give SpotHero a call at (312) 566-7768, or email – for assistance.


The USATF-certified 5K course is a point-to-point course. It starts at Charles and Franklin 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.

The race course is closed to bikes, skaters and baby joggers/strollers.

Water will be provided on course and at the finish line.


Cash awards to the top three men and women in the open division of $150, $125 and $100. In addition, a $100 prize will be awarded to 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.

Overall and Masters awards are determined by gun time, and age groups are awarded by net time. There are no duplications.



All preregistered runners will receive a gender-specific, Under Armour technical T-shirt, a finishers medal and entry to the post-race party. Runners 21 and over will receive 2 complimentary beers.

Shirts will be available in the following: male sizing (S, M, L, XL, XXL) and female sizing (XS, S, M, L, XL).    

Free race photography.


Volunteers will receive a volunteer shirt and entry to the post-race party. Volunteers should check in on race day at the Power Plant Live! To volunteer please email

Post-race Party:

Live music and awards will be hosted by Power Plant Live! just north of finish line at Market Place and Water Streets. All runners 21 and over can enjoy a free beer at the finish line, but you WILL need proper identification near the finish line. Other light refreshments/snacks will be provided. The awards ceremony will be held during the post race celebration.

Live Music From: Crushing Day

Transfer Policy and Deferral Policy:

We allow transfers and deferrals up to two weeks prior to race day. There is a $10 processing fee for transfers and deferrals. The transfer processing fee is paid by the "new registrant". You may transfer by going into your profile on and choosing manage registration. Transfer and deferrals will not be allowed after Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Event Guidelines:

Please no baby joggers, strollers, roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, pets or headphones allowed on the race course. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your race number to another participant.


Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at prior to registering.



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.

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