Annual St. Paddy’s Day Race

Celebrates 10 Years
Join runners from across the mid-shore to celebrate your Irish spirit and dare to sport your Green! Join Caroline County Recreation and Parks for the 10th annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run and Walk and 2nd Annual 10K on Saturday, March 18th. The race starts at 9 am at the Fretterd Community Center, 107 S. 4th Street, Denton. On-site registration opens at 7:30 am. This is a fun event for the whole family! For the wee ones who want to run there is a Leprechaun Dash at 8:30 am for runners ages 3 – 5 and every little leprechaun will be a winner. There will also be festival give-aways, pre-race crafts, face-painting, and door prizes. You can even bring your Lucky Dog to pace you. Just remember to bring a leash and register in the Lucky Dog Category. Runners will be encouraged along the course with bag pipe and fiddle music!

New this year, and included in every registration, is All You Can Eat Green Pancakes after the race. Chesapeake Culinary Center will be serving green pancakes under the tent in front of the Fretterd Center. Don’t miss out on this Carb Fest!

Want to participate with the whole family or a group of friends? There’s an “Irish Tribe” option for the 5K. Groups can sign up for a reduced price and be eligible to win for Fastest, Slowest or the Middle of the Road Team Finishers, based on team averages.

Tim Bamforth from Seashore Striders provides finish line coordination and registration can be done on-line through the Seashore Striders website at seashorestriders.com or by calling Caroline County Recreation & Parks. There will be awards for overall and Master Champion runners as well as the top three runners in each age group.

Register by March 10th to guarantee your Tech Performance T or opt out to save $5 and skip the memorial tee. Women’s cut shirts are available as well as Men’s Cut. Add $5 for a long sleeve shirt.

Proceeds from the event help kids in Caroline County participate in summer enrichment programs that their families might otherwise not be able to afford. Event production sponsors include Sustainable Science, Provident State Bank, Board of Child Care, Smiles by Holsinger and Higgins, Win Transport, Chesapeake College, Tents for Rent, Choptank Transport, Seashore Striders and Chesapeake Culinary Center.

Registration fees for the 5K are $27/advance; $32 after March 10th and $37 in advance and $42 after March 10th for the 10K. Take a $5 discount for a No Shirt Discount, add $5 for a long sleeve shirt. Register as a five member “Irish Ribe” by March 10th for $110. To register as a team, submit individual registrations forms together and identify your team name. Run with your favorite four-legged companion in the 5K for $37 in advance/$42 after March 6th and the Leprechaun Dash is $5 per participant. For more information call 410-479-8120 or visit carolinerecreation.org or seashorestriders.com. Register on-line at seashorestriders.com.

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