Originating in historic downtown Bay City, the St. Patrick's Day weekend of races offers something for everyone!
Saturday's Fitness Expo will provide runners picking up packets with access to local vendors providing awesome opportunities at cool products and services. The first 1,000 runners picking up packets will receive a cool swag item for coming out early! Hang out for the first race of the weekend - the Leprechaun Run for the youngsters. Bring out the little ones for race distances of 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile and 1 mile or stop out near the start/finish line behind the Dow Bay Area YMCA to cheer the kids on!
Sunday kicks off with the 8k run at 9:30AM. The 5k Run begins at 11:30AM with the 5k Walk following 5 minutes later at 11:35AM. Both the 8k and 5k Races start and finish in Historic Downtown Bay City at the corner of Center Avenue and Washington. Additional bleachers will be present near the finish line this year for those bringing family and friends to cheer them on!
Heard about the Irish Double? It's a challenge for runners wanting to compete in both the 8k and 5k races that offers special pricing and an additional Irish Double finisher medal! Last year's Irish Double filled up all 750 available spots weeks before race day. We've added 100 more spots for 2018, but be sure to register early to secure your Irish Double race entry!
The course is flat and fast with over 5,000 participants and continues to grow every year. The races are professionally timed with 8k splits and runners being provided same day online results. Cool t-shirts, awesome finisher medals, overall and age group awards, professional timing, and a great race expo are all part of the package when one registers for this race.