It’s a four-leaf clover run! Bring the little leprechauns and enjoy a 4K run/walk/stroll – that’s just under 2.5 miles. You are welcome to bring the stroller and your pet (leashed of course), but please line up behind the runners at the start and stay to the right of the path so other runners can easily pass by.
Find one of the lucky shamrocks on the course and you’ll win a special prize. Just turn it in at the prize table at the finish line. (One prize per person!)
- 5 -7:30 am Packet Pickup
- 5:30 am Exhibitor Booths open
- 7:17 am 8k Run/Walk start
- 7:27 am 17k Run start
- 7:37 am 4k “Four Leaf Clover” start
- 8:00 am Irish “k” start
- 8:00 am Pot O’Gold Prize table open
- 9:30 am Medal Presentations
Thursday March 12, 2015 – 1 pm to 7 pm, Roadrunner Sports, 7077 E. Mayo Blvd. #150, Phoenix 85054 (Scottsdale Road and the 101)
Saturday March 14, 2015 – 5 am to 7:30 am, at Westgate Entertainment District
LATE REGISTRATION: It’s never too late to register – you can sign up at packet pickup time or the day-of, and if you are in the first 2,500 to register, you will receive a commemorative Kiss Me I’m Irish™ technical shirt.
RACE COURSE: The timed course goes southeast out of Westgate and circles around the Arizona Cardinal’s stadium, returning on the west side.
POST RACE: After the race, there will be music until 11 am and plenty of food and beverage, including “Bundtinis” compliments of Nothing Bundt Cakes. The party continues at Westgate with an after-party at McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon with a free green beer (or non-alcoholic beverage) for all.
PORTA POTTIES & WATER STOPS: There will be a water stop with a porta pottie on the west side of 93rd north of Bethany Home. Pet owners will find dog water bowls there.
At the start/finish, you will find a bank of porta potties in the parking lot behind McFadden’s Restaurant. There are also 3 permanent restrooms in Westgate and McFadden’s invites runners to come into the restaurant and use their facilities.
PRIZES: All participants receive a FINISHERS MEDAL (New this Year!) and a kiss as they cross the finish line (a chocolate kiss!) The top three in each age category receive winners medals as well.
Be sure to wear your best St. Patty’s green! There are prizes for the best St. Patty’s-themed running outfit and Cutest Pet.
KEY DROP: If you don’t want to carry your keys, you can leave them securely with us and pick them up after the race. (Keys only – leave everything else in your car!) The Key Drop is at the Information Booth.
PHOTOGRAPHS: We’ll be out there taking candid shots and posting them on Facebook. Please be sure to take lots of selfies and post them too. Note that your participation grants Kiss Me I’m Irish Run™ the right to use your photo for marketing purposes.
TRANSFER & REFUND POLICIES: All participant entries are non-transferable and there are no refunds. You may not transfer or sell your race number to another person. We do not offer a deferral to next year event or another event in the series. There are no exceptions to this policy unless approved by race organizer.