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2020 Shamrock Race FAQs

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General Questions:

What do I get for my entry fee?

All participants in the Shamrock Race 10K, 5K, & Half Mile events receive a Jacket, and the post-race food buffet which includes BEER or POP, PIZZA & FINGER FOODS.  All 10K and 5K finishers receive a medal. Age group awards are presented for the 10K and 5K events for males and females in the top three places in the age groups 10-14 years, 15-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years and 75+ years.

Shamrock Double participants: Runners registered for the combined 10K and 5K Run events receive a Jacket, a single medal for both the 10K and 5K, a Double Finisher medal and the food buffet. Participation in the Shamrock Double is limited to 150 runners.

How can I sign up for the events?

Online registration is now open on our website at: www.ShamrockRace.com/registration/

Or download the race entry form at the above mentioned link and mail it in.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP

RACE WEEKEND
CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Absolutely no refunds.
At the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Theatre: MAPLINK

PARC parking map can be downloaded HERE.

Packet Pickup for B-Tag bib numbers, Jacket & new registrations are processed at this time.

Option 1: Saturday, March 7th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Option 2: Race day morning, March 8th, from 6:45 AM to 9:00 AM.

What are the age limits for the races?

There are no age limits. We encourage participants of all ages to join us.

Is the race events walker friendly?

Yes, we will have plenty of participants that will walk. If you plan to walk the race, we do require that you line up at the back of the race corral so as not to impede the faster runners.

Where can I find the course maps?

View all course maps of the Shamrock Race 5k Run/Walk and Rainbow Mile on our Race Info page at:

www.ShamrockRace.com/race-information/

Are there refunds if cannot attend? Can someone else run with my bib no?

NO REFUNDS; ONLY TRANSFERS ALLOWED TO ANOTHER PERSON BEFORE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES!

Are baby joggers or strollers or pet dogs allowed during the race?

If you choose to run with a baby jogger or a pet dog, you must seed yourself in the back of all runners. It is your responsibility to make sure the baby jogger or pet dog does not impede other runners as well as you must take extra precaution as to your safety, your child’s safety and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.  All dogs MUST be kept on a SHORT leash.

Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) allowed during the race?

Headphones are allowed for any runner however, we do recommend that runners use extreme precaution when using headphones during the race event for safety reasons.

When is the last day to register?

The last day to register “online” is Thursday, March 5th by 11:00 pm EST.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP

RACE WEEKEND
CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Absolutely no refunds.
At the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Theatre: MAPLINK

PARC parking map can be downloaded HERE.

Packet Pickup for B-Tag bib numbers, Jacket & new registrations are processed at this time.

Option 1: Saturday, March 7th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Option 2: Race day morning, March 8th, from 6:45 AM to 9:00 AM.

Packet Pick Up:

How will I receive my race packet?

You must pick up your race packet before the event. We will not mail race packets.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP

RACE WEEKEND
CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Absolutely no refunds.
At the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Theatre: MAPLINK

PARC parking map can be downloaded HERE.

Packet Pickup for B-Tag bib numbers, Jacket & new registrations are processed at this time.

Option 1: Saturday, March 7th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Option 2: Race day morning, March 8th, from 6:45 AM to 9:00 AM.

Where can I park at the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Center?

A PARC parking map can be downloaded HERE.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes.

Where is Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth?

S Main St & W Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth, MI 48170 – MAP

Race Information:

Can I register on race day?

At the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) Theatre: MAPLINK

PARC parking map can be downloaded HERE.

Race day morning, March 8, from 6:45 AM to 9:00 AM. CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  The pricing will be as follows:

10K Run – $46
5K Run or Walk – $45
Half Mile – $27
Shamrock Double – $66

Do you accept credit cards for registration race day?

No, cash or check only.

Will there be water stations?

Yes, there will be water stations about every 1.5 miles in the 10k, and at the halfway point of the 5k event. Also water is provided at the start & finish areas.

Will there be medical aid stations?

The Medical Aid station is located at start/finish line area and course marshals on all three courses have two-way radios for contact with public safety officials.

Will there be bathrooms/portable toilets available?

Indoor restrooms are available at the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Center (PARC) and at The Gathering pavilion.  Portable toilets are available at start/finish area next to the gathering pavilion, adjacent to Kellogg Park, and at the half way point of the 5K course location.

Where can we park for the event and are there shuttle buses?

There will be NO SHUTTLE BUSES for the 2020 event.

A map of Downtown Plymouth area parking can be downloaded HERE.

Where are start/finish lines and the event start times?

THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 10:30 A.M.  Start and Finish lines are at Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth. The Shamrock Race 10K at 7:30 am, Half Mile at 8:00 am, and 5K at 9:00 am.

What times do the courses close?

THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 10:30 A.M.  The Shamrock Race 10K street course, from the start through mile 3, will be available until 9:00 AM at which time any remaining 10K participants must move to the sidewalk until joining the remainder of the course which is shared by the 5K race.

The Wicked Halloween Run 5K street course will be available until 10:30 AM at which time any remaining participants must move to the sidewalk or proceed at their own risk. The timing mats will be shut down at 10:30 AM and times will no longer be recorded. Water and food buffet will also be stopped. City of Plymouth Police and subcontractor monitoring may also be discontinued.

B-Tag chip timing?

Runners will need to wear Race Bib on their front – shirt/ jacket/ pants – to be scored in the event (ChronoTrack B-tag is on the bib).

There is NO B-Tag timing for the Rainbow Half Mile.

Awards:

Age Group Awards?

Age group awards are presented for the 10K and 5K events for males and females in the top three places in the age groups 10-14 years, 15-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years and 75+ years.  Awards be given out at the Awards tent in Kellogg Park at 9:30 AM. If you think you have won an award, please check at the Awards tent. If you are unable to wait for the official results and pick up your award on race day, you may have a friend pick it up or pay to have it shipped.

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