Text Box: In Ireland you finish the Marathon and they hand you a pint of Guinness right away.  Why should it be different here?
Paul O'Callaghan
Slainte Irish Pub

Text Box: Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.
Text Box: The shortest route is about 5.75 miles, but many will add an extra mile to their journey!
St Patrick's Day Pub Run (Not the Kelly's Shamrock 5K where they serve Miller Lite )
March 13, 2010           
8:00 AM Start
Slainte in Fells Point  
1700 Thames Street   
Mail-In Registration        Online Registration
          
Pew-order your St Patrick's Running Shoe HERE

Distance: This is a variable distance run/walk.  Minimum distance is 200 meters.  Maximum distance depends on where the mischievous leprechauns may lead you.  Optimum distance is the shortest distance between six Irish pubs, in any order of your choosing, as determined by you. More details below.
  

The Course:  The run will start and finish at Slainte in Fells Point.  Your mission, should you decide to complete it, is to run to each sponsoring Irish pub and have your race bib number validated there.

Text Box: Every Runner will receive coupons redeemable for drinks or half-off an appetizer at participating Irish pubs.  The coupons are not redeemable until after St Patrick's Day as the Irish bars are typically slammed with business anyway, and you won't get the true experience. 
 
Text Box: Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see all those snakes again.
Text Box: Awards: Gift Certificates to participating restaurants to the first two lads and lassies to complete the run.  Lots of random prizes! Everyone wins!
You may run to each establishment in any order that you desire.  Obviously, in order to run your fastest, you need to figure out the shortest distance between each pub.Course information here
 
 You do not have to go to every pub............but you are not eligible for awards if you only go to one, or two, or three before deciding to return to the Guinness party hosted by Slainte` at the finish line..

Special considerations:  Since this is a "Fun Run", there are no police street closures.  All participants are responsible for their own safety.  In particular, that includes obeying all traffic signals, choosing courses that keep you off the roads, and yielding to oncoming traffic.


 

Text Box: May your heart be light and happy,
May your smile be big and wide,
And may your pockets always have
a coin or two inside!
Text Box: Post-Run Guinness Party sponsored by Slainte will be held next door in Kooper's  of Fells Point!


 Irish jacket and flag running shirts for random prizes plus plenty of food and drink at from the participating pubs.  Funds will go towards defraying costs of permits, insurance, spot-a-pots, awards, and random prizes.
  Mail-In Registration                 Online Registration