Sat March 18, 2023 Lynchburg, VA 24504 US Directions


1016 Jefferson Street
Lynchburg, VA US 24504


Join us for Lynchburg's only St. Patrick's Day run ~ The St. Paddy's Day 5K!
Park View Community Mission is pleased to present the St. Paddy's Day 5K. Celebrate the spirit of the holiday at this St. Patrick's Day themed 5K event. Costumes are encouraged. Runners and walkers are welcome. Proceeds from this event benefit the Food for Thought (Backpack Program) of Park View Community Mission. Participants are invited to enjoy live music and adult beverages at the Water Dog Restaurant (weather permitting). Live music starts at noon.

Food for Thought is a "backpack" type of supplemental feeding program that provides food-insecure students with nutritious meals as they leave school on Friday afternoons, to sustain themselves over the weekend. Hungry children have weaker immune systems, are sick more often, have difficulty paying attention in class, and are less successful academically. In addition, hunger limits social development and is linked to behavioral problems related to stress and fatigue.

5K: The 5k run & walk is open to ages 8 and up and will be professionally timed by Riverside Runners. The race will start at 11:00 a.m., Riverfront Park (next to Water Dog Restaurant, 1016 Jefferson Street, Lynchburg, VA  24504 (downtown Lynchburg). The out & back course is flat and fast, utilizing Riverfront Park and the Blackwater Creek Bikeway. 

St. Paddy's Day 5K Swag: 
St. Paddy's Day 5K t-shirt (deadline is 2/22/23)
Finisher Medal to all that finish
St. Paddy's Day necklace (first 200 registered)
Post-race food and awards ceremony

Registration (5K in-person): 
Register early and save! 
$30 (on or before 2/28/2023)  |  $35 (3/01/2022 - 3/18/2023)

$15 12 & Under In-Person - (Does not include a race shirt) *
* t-shirt can be purchased for an additional $10.00

Families of 4 or more save $5.00 per registration 1/2/2023 until 2/28/2023.  The family pricing discount is applied at checkout and is not retroactive. All registrations must be part of one transaction. Discounts cannot be applied to those entries already registered.

Registration fees and purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. Entries cannot be transferred to another participant or deferred to another event, or the same event but another year.
If the "in-person" event is canceled for any reason, those participants will automatically be moved to the "virtual event".

Lynchburg Road Runners Club Member Discount:  A $5.00 discount is available to current Lynchburg Road Runners Club members. Discounts will not be given after February 15th.  Participant membership must be current with LRRC membership roster found on RunSignUp. Discount will be given at checkout automatically. Refunds and/or discounts will not be given after completing online race registration. Discount does not apply to special 12 & under pricing. The LRRC discount is not applied NEW YEARS DAY.

Please note:  A LRRC discount is valid only for participants whose membership is current on race day (3/18/2023). A LRRC membership expiring prior to race day will not be eligible for the club discount. To renew your membership please visit 

New for 2023:  Race #1 of the Lynchburg Road Runners Club Race Series. 

Packet Pick-up:
Friday 3/17, 12-6pm, Riverside Runners, 2480 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA  24503 || Race Day Sat. 3/18, Riverfront Park (exact location TBD), 10-10:30am

T-shirt Info:
All participants in the 5k race will receive a custom-designed, unisex, short-sleeve, t-shirt (register by February 21st to guarantee your shirt) and a swag bag at packet pickup. Extra shirts will be ordered and available on a first-come basis at packet pickup and race day for those that register after the guaranteed deadline. 

Participants are invited to enjoy the St. Paddy's Day festivities and adult beverages at the Water Dog Restaurant after the race. 

Parking is available along Jefferson Street, City Parking lots near Riverfront Park, and Parking garages at the corner of 9th and Commerce St.

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, top Master Male & Female, as well as the top three in each age/gender category for the 5k run. (12 & under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over). 
All Finishers will receive a unique, finisher, medal to remember their accomplishment.

Stroller Policy: This is a family-friendly event. Participants that would like to walk with a stroller are permitted. Course surface conditions do not allow "runners" with strollers to participate in a safe manner. Walking participants pushing small children and infants in strollers will be starting at after the main start. Approx. 11:02 AM and must stay single-file, on the right side of the path, at all times. Because the course is out and back and the path is narrow, strollers cannot line up side-by-side. This is for the safety of all participants.

Headphone Policy: For safety reasons, headphones are not permitted on the course.

Pet Policy: For safety reasons, dogs and other pets are not permitted on the course.


The St. Paddy's Day 5K course starts and finishes in front of the Water Dog restaurant, Riverfront Park, Downtown Lynchburg. 

Participants proceed away from Water Dog on the gravel sidewalk, running the perimeter of Riverfront Park, following the bikeway past the DPO Grille and Amazement Square. 

Participants then enter the Blackwater Creek Bikeway via a sliding gate just past the Skate Park under the 5th Street Bridge.  Once on the bikeway, participants follow the paved path 1 mile, passing through the famous train tunnel and turning around approximately 350 feet after leaving the tunnel. The course is out & back. Participants will retrace their steps back to where the race started.

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