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!)
Runs begin at 7:17 am with the 8k, followed by the 17k, 4k and Irish k.
Thursday March 13, 2014 - 1 pm to 8 pm, Roadrunner Sports, 7077 E. Mayo Blvd. #150, Phoenix 85054 (Scottsdale Road and the 101)
Saturday March 15, 2014 - 5 am to 7 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 2,000 to register, you will receive a commemorative Kiss Me I’m Irish™ t-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 and Frozen Custard compliments of Culver’s. 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 kiss as they cross the finish line (from Hershey’s!) The top male and female receive free shoes from Road Runner Sports. The top finisher in each age category receives a giant Hershey’s kiss, and the top three in each age category receive medals.
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!)
PHOTOGRAPHS: Peak Fotos will be at the event and on the course to take lots of candid photographs. 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.