Race Information

RACE INFO: Shamrock Race | Sunday March 18th, 2018



2018 Kona Triple Crown Series: Complete all 3 of our Kona Running Co. race events (Shamrock Race, Wicked Halloween Run, and Kona Chocolate Run) in CY 2018 & qualify for some serious extra bling!  For information on how to qualify for this designer “Kona Triple Crown Medal”, please see below.Qualifying Events: Completed event distances must be in our 10K, or 5K races of any combination to qualify (our Mile events are excluded).


Shamrock Race ~ A festive race event brought to you by the Kona Running Company. Join in on the fun – sign up & wear a festive costume or anything Green! Celebrate the St. Patrick’s holiday with live traditional music by Celtic Jam (see image below) in historic downtown Plymouth! Donations to the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

USATF Certified Courses: (5K Map) (Mile Map) (USATF 5K Course Certification)

Race Features:

chocolatecandya  New for 2018:  Can’t make it to this event?  Run it somewhere else … We have added a virtual run!  Run the race with family & friends anywhere in the U.S. or world! We ship you the official Shamrock Race Shirt, Hat, themed Medal & custom Bib.
chocolatecandyb  New for 2018: 5K Walkers start in their own corral start AFTER the 5K runners have left
chocolatecandya  2018 5K Finisher Medals
chocolatecandyb  2018 Tech Shirt*:  A unisex “Tech Shirt” for participants
chocolatecandya  2018 Hat: For the first 1,450 5K Run/Walk and Double Dash participants.
chocolatecandyb  Entertainment & Party: DJ; live traditional music by Celtic Jam (see image below ); Food & Beverage Buffet in heated Tents.
chocolatecandya  Costume Contest: Judging by Plymouth DDA – Evaluated 7:30 am to 8:30 am at judging table in Kellogg Park at canopy tent – see details in our FAQs.
chocolatecandyb  Double Dash: Participate in the 5K and Rainbow Rainbow Mile; receive a Tech Shirt, hat, 5K Medal, Double Finisher medal; limited to 350
chocolatecandyb  Our sponsor: “Sean O’Callaghan’s Irish Pub” located at 821 Penniman Ave., Plymouth – next to Kellogg Park is open to the public at 9:00 am on race day morning with NO COVER CHARGE!
chocolatecandya  Our sponsor: “Tito’s Handmade Vodka” will be offering their Drink Special after the Shamrock Race at Sean O’Callaghan’s Irish Pub & Penn Grill near our finish line in Kellogg Park!
chocolatecandyb  Downtown Plymouth Parking – A map can be downloaded HERE.
chocolatecandya  Start & Finish at Kellogg Park: 777 W Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth, Michigan 48170 (MAP)
chocolatecandyb  Course Availability (Times):  THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 10:00 AM.  The Shamrock Race 5K street course will be available until 10:00 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 10:00 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.
chocolatecandya  5K Pace Groups: 8 min/mile pace up to 12 min/mile pace
chocolatecandyb  Age Group Awards – M/F, 3 deep, 5-year age group increments, from 14 years old to +75 yrs old – pickup your award at our finish-line Awards Tent in Kellogg Park at 9:00 am.
chocolatecandya  B-Tag Timing – (ChronoTrack chip in bib) for ALL events
chocolatecandya  PLEASE DO NOT LITTER!  Thank You!

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: Contact Mark Koehl, Registration Director at mkoehl08@comcast.net or 248-912-8747

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — Contact Jill Whitehead (volunteers receive an official Shamrock Race shirt) at: marchjill11@gmail.com

SPONSORSHIPS — Contact Kim Johnson for sponsorship program info. at: Kim@konarunningcompany.com or go to Sponsors Page for more info.

2018 Medals

Music by: Celtic Jam

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Celtic Jam

2018 Tech Shirt

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2018 Shamrock Race Shirt

2018 Hat

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2018 Shamrock Race Hat

2018 Partnership between Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott & Kona Running Company


17350 Fox Drive, Livonia, MI 48152

Receive 2017 Kona Running Co. room special Corporate rates
per night as follows…


Click on Fairfield Inn logo and book your room with this
Corporate Discount Code of: 1KR
(The first digit of the code is a Number One)
Or call: 734-953-8888

Room Type Standard Pricing YOU pay only!
Queen/Queen $179.00 $95.00
King $189.00 $95.00
King Sofa $194.00 $105.00
Executive King Suite $204.00 $115.00

Negotiated rates do not include the current State and Local Tax of 10.5%.

Rates are non-commissionable.

Special Corporate rates are subject to hotel restrictions and are NOT Last Room Availability

*The 2018 standard rates fluctuate daily and are subject to change without notice.