Shamrock Run 5k & Fitness Walk

Fri March 24 - Sat March 25 Kalamazoo, MI US 49008 Directions

Shamrock Run Kids Fun Run

03/24 6:00PM EDT - 7:00PM EDT

Shamrock Run 5k & Fitness Walk

03/25 9:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT

Shamrock 5k Pump and Run

03/24 - 03/25 5:00PM EDT - 11:30AM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

1000 West Kilgore Road
Kalamazoo, MI US 49008

Ten years ago two men had a vision of a run/walk with people from all over the Kalamazoo area to celebrate the start of spring, celebrate the fun of St. Patrick’s Day and bring people together and focus on their health, while also helping the athletic programs at Hackett. 

 That run took shape out of the dedication of Brian Malony and Tim Kozal.  They found the volunteers - students, parent and friends to make it a reality.  Each year The Shamrock Run has grown and has become a cherished event for area runners and many others.

The USAT&F certified 5K course highlight the Bronson neighborhood in Kalamazoo and include mostly flat paved city roads, road closures will occur as appropriate.  

Sign up as a Shamrock Team or a School Team and receive special pricing.  

Shamrock Team - a group of family, friends or co-workers.  Get 4 or more and pay $20.00 per team member
School Team - track or cross country teams wanting to participate.  Get 10 or more and pay $20.00 per runner.  

All running events will start and end at Hackett Catholic Prep.  1000 West Kilgore Road 49008 on Friday March 24th and  Saturday March 25, 2017

Online registration closes Thursday March 23, 2017 at 5:00pm.  Late registration will take place in person during packet pickup as noted below. 

Packet pick-up and late registration for all events will be held from 5:00pm - 7:00pm on Friday March 24th at Hackett. 
Race Day packet pick-up and late registration will be Saturday March 25th from 7:45am - 8:45am at Hackett.  There is no shirt guarantee for transfers or late registrations received after March 20th. 
NO REFUNDS.  Due to safety and potential liability issues anyone running with a bib not their own in any race will be disqualified. 

Kids Fun Run - $10.00 - online and prior to run 
Period 1: January 1 - February 28, 2017 
5k: $25 ($5 discount for KAR members)
Period 2: March 1 - March 23, 2017 (Registration closes at 5:00pm)
5k: $30 ($5 discount to KAR members)
Late Registration (On-site only, Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th)
5kk: $35 ($5 discount for KAR members)

Awards to first place overall male and female and three deep in each age bracket.


Shamrock / West Hills Pump & Run

In collaboration with West Hills Athletic and Dre Ballines this year we will have a Pump and Run division.  

A unique combination of weight lifting and running, offered to all racers no matter what age or gender! Participants will have the exact same running experience as standard registrants, but compete for additional awards! Participants will bench press a percentage of their body weight, based upon an Age and Gender handicap, and earn a 30-second time reduction for each bench press repetition The maximum time reduction will be 15 minutes for the 5K (i.e. 30 reps). The 5K a participants use the same weight lifting formula as other Pump N’ Run’s around the country. Many awards are offered, including Fastest Net Run Time (i.e. Actual Run-time less handicap), and personal levels of weight lifting achievement such as Bronze Medal (10 Pump Club), Silver Medal (20 Pump Club) and Gold Medal (30 Pump Club).
NOTE:  After weighing yourself, you will round your body weight down to the nearest multiple of 5, and find this weight in the left hand column.  Then read over to your Age Group Column.  The Bench Lift-Weight is in Black.  Ignore the Curling Lift-weight in RED, there will be NO CURLING at this event!

Rules and Lift Charts links below:

Pump and Run Rules                    
Male Chart               
Female Chart


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Age Brackets

Course Map

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