NEW in 2017, we are replacing the 17k with a HALF Marathon. This flat, fast course will surely be a winner.
Half Marathon Race Start: 7 am
All half marathon participants will receive a long-sleeved 1/4 zip technical shirt and finishers medal, plus all finishers of the half marathon will get a finishers hat – sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Glendale Visitors and Convention Bureau.
On behalf of the Glendale Visitors and Convention Bureau, we invite you to Visit Glendale and come do the newest HALF marathon in Arizona!
Check back soon for more details.
Register today to find your pot of gold! 2017 will be the first year of our 4 part medal. The finishers medal builds over the next 4 years into a lucky four leaf clover.
PACKET PICKUP: Early packet pickup will be at Fleet Feet in Scottsdale from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday March 15th. If you are taking the Challenge and doing Friday night’s kilt run, you can pick up your number on Wednesday, but you can’t get your kilt until Friday to assure we break the world record! We’ll be at Westgate Friday from 1 pm through 5:30 pm by the fountains. On Saturday, you can pick up your packet between 5:30 and 7 am.
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.
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: Don’t worry, there will be lots of port potties and water on the course. 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 and FINISHERS CAP. The top male and female will receive a special gift. 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!) Key drop will be at the Information Booth.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Action Media will have photographers on the course taking some great action shots of you and your friends. See them at http://www.actionmedia.photos/2017-kiss-me-im-irish or call (480) 256-9508
Please be sure to take lots of selfies and post them to our Kiss Me I’m Irish Facebook page and Instagram @IrishRunAZ.
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.