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Sat March 13 - Sun March 21 Fayetteville, NC 28301 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready



03/17 - 03/21 5:45PM EDT - 11:59PM EDT


Person Street
Fayetteville, NC US 28301


The first-ever “IRISH I WAS FASTER”  St. Paddy’s Day Race takes place in gorgeous historic downtown Fayetteville, NC. Runners and walkers will enjoy this road race which traverses a scenic downtown and lots of St. Patrick’s Day fun!

For those wanting to run in person on 3/17/21, meet at the starting point at 5:45pm. However, there is no on-course support or official timing for this informal in-person event.

If you can’t make it to the defined course, you can still participate virtually anytime and anywhere you’d like between March 13-21. Wear your green and race the leprechaun to the end of the rainbow.

All race participants will earn an “IRISH I WAS FASTER” tee-shirt.

Prove you are the fastest leprechaun in the pack and earn a luck-filled medal. The top three race finishers, both male and female, will earn the coveted “Lucky Charm” medal.  

Two types of races:

5K: This USATF certified course highlights Downtown Fayetteville’s gorgeous site, or run a virtual 5K on your own at a place of your choosing.

100-yard dash: Designed for anyone that wants to support the organization, burn 10-calories, get a free tee shirt! 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.



Available for Apple and Android devices.

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 the Irish I was Faster Virtual 10K/5K/100 Yard Dash.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To

Course Map

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Race Swag

Soft, cotton t-shirt with race logo shipped to your door! Included for all participants.


Medals (with attached ribbon) in gift pouch to top 3 men and women overall in the race. Sign up and log those times to be eligible!


Race Participant Survey

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