St. Patty's Paws 2K

Sat March 17, 2018 New Smyrna Beach, FL US 32069 Directions
Flagler Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL US 32069


Hi runners,

We have heard from the beach folks and we will indeed have to move our race forward. Tides historically have not been an issue for our course but the impacts from the hurricane last fall and even our recent storms have resulted in extra high tides this week. As such, both the Shamrock and Roll and the St Patty Paws races will now start at 11am with registration opening at 10am. This time adjustment is particularly important with the dog race/run and needing extra space for 100+ dogs. We recognize any time change is inconvenient and we will accommodate all personal runner conflicts that are emailed to us. The rest of the weekend's St Patrick's Day Weekend activities will continue as planned:

Shamrock and Roll Music Festival, March 15-18, various times
Suds and Spuds, March 16, 4pm-9pm
St. Patrick's Day on Flagler Avenue - March 17 starting at 1pm

Please contact us with any questions and conflict issues. 



St. Patty Paws Beach 2K Dog Run
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Race Registration at 8am
Race Start Time at 8:55am
Flagler Avenue Beach Approach

Come join the party at the St. Patty Paws Beach 2K Dog Run, as part of Shamrock and Roll Weekend in NSB, with the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Central Florida!

Runners, walkers, and joggers are welcome to participate in this fun run with your four legged furry friend!  That's right, you can bring your well mannered pup with you and run the beautiful hard packed beach in New Smryna.  Owners must be on a leash! Race registration starts at 8am, and race starts at 8:55am. Finisher awards willl be given to all registered runners, as well as prizes for the best costumes. Plus, a post race social at Flagler Tavern! 

Runners will start on the hard packed sand of New Smyrna Beach at the Flagler Ave Beach Approach and head NORTH, then turn around and head back finishing the race at the same spot they started.

On the same day at 9am, the Shamrock and Roll 5K Beach run will start at the same location and head SOUTH on the beach!  So, if you are up for a bigger challenge, check out more details for the Shamrock and Roll 5K at (dogs will not be allowed to run in the 5K!)

Southern Stone Charities distributes collected funds to local community non-profits. Funded projects are support services and programs that promote education, health, wellness, and community building efforts as well as projects that support historical, environmental, cultural assets in the communities Southern Stone Communications serves. Recent recipients include Boys and Girls ClubS of Volusia-Flagler, local food banks, professional firefighters’ funds, and community policing efforts. 

Pre-register $20.00
Race Day $25.00

Packet pickup will take place on race day at race site from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50am

8:00am – Registration Opens
8:55am – 2K Race Start
10:15am (approx.) Post-Race Social & Awards Ceremony at Flagler Tavern - 414 Flagler Ave, NSB

Shirts are guaranteed for all pre-registered participants. Shirts not guaranteed on race day.

A custom finisher award will be given to both dog and owner!


Race will not be timed!

Proceeds benefit Southern Stone-Black Crow Charities: a community-wide mini grant provider to non-profit and community groups. The all-volunteer effort ensures 100% of funds go to community improvement in the coverage area of Southern Stone Communications of FL radio stations – 95.7 the HOG, 103.3 The VYB, 93.1 Coast Country, 99.5 LOV FM and News Talk 1150AM. Recipient organizations include Council on Aging, Fallen Firefighters Fund, Boys and Girls Club, Toys for Tots, Meals on Wheels, Boys & Girls Clubs, Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, and Red and Black Club among scores of others.


When and where does the race take place?
Saturday March 18th, 2017. The race course begins on the beach in front of the boardwalk at the Flagler Avenue Beach Approach in New Smyrna Beach. Registration opens at 8am. Race start time is promptly 8:55am.

How long is the course? 
The 2K is 1.25 miles.

How will I be timed? 
Official times will not be recorded. There will be a clock at the finish line to view your time.

When and where do I pick up my registration materials?
Registration starts at 8am for all participants – pre-registered, walk-up, voucher – Pre-registered runners have a separate registration station that is further split into three lines based on the first letter of the runner’s last name. Walk-Up and voucher holders have their own registration station.

How will I receive my results?
This race is not timed and will not have official results.

Can I use my own race chip or tag rather than utilizing the one that is provided?
No, there is not timing setting on our race.

Who gets a T-shirt?
Only pre-registered runners that successfully complete the registration and payment processes seven weekdays before the race are guaranteed a free race t-shirt. Several hundred additional shirts are printed for the race. Pre-registered runners in the seven days leading to the race are first to receive their shirt and preferred size. The remaining shirts for walk-up and voucher runners are available for free until they run out. Also, day-of and voucher participants may face limited sizes and availability.

What if I need help along the way?
Qualified emergency medical professionals are available to provide assistance at the start/finish lines.

Can I participate in the event with my dog?
This time YES!!  Dogs must be on a leash and be well mannered around other people of all ages, other dogs, and crowds.

Can I participate with a stroller?
Yes, nurturing future generations of runners is a priority and demonstrating healthy lifestyles to our kids is special. Please, however, start in the later part of the runners.  However, be aware this race is for runners with dogs, so be conscious of how this will affect your ability to control your stroller!

What do I do with my personal items while I’m running?
You can leave your items at the Gear Drop-Off Station, located near the start line. Look for the "Gear Tent" sign near the registration booth.

Should I bring my own water?
No, four water stations are available on the course. They are at the start, third-in, two thirds in and at the finish. Plus, we will provide water bowls for your four legged friend to drink from as well!

How do I register?
You may register online (preferred method). Go to You can also text “WOOF” to 40691 on your smart phone and the registration link with be texted to your phone. Print-on-your-own and mail registration forms are also available at In-person registration is available at the boardwalk at the Flagler Avenue Beach Approach starting at 8am. Both cash and checks are acceptable.

How much does it cost?
Early registration is $20 per person. In person registration is $25 per person. Look for additional multi-race discounts at

I will be out of town on race day and not able to participate. Can I get my money returned?
We appreciate your race registration. As the race brochure states, we are unable to issue refunds. We are not in a position to credit your credit card or issue checks.

Will the race be held if it's raining?
The race is a "rain or shine" event. All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, such as in a rain coat or hat. Umbrellas can pose a safety hazard to others, so please do not bring them.

What will be provided after the race?
A water station will be at the boardwalk for both runners and dogs, a post race social for both races and the Shamrock and Roll 5K awards ceremony will take place after the race at Barracuda’s Bar and Grille, 203 S. Atlantic Ave, NSB

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.

Where do I park?
Free parking is available at the Beach Approach, along Flagler Avenue, and on side streets. The race starts and ends at the same location.

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