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Baltimore's St Patrick's Day 5K

Friday, March 17, 2017
Patterson Park
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Baltimore’s Saint Patrick’s Day 5k is a road race that will be taking place in Patterson Park on Friday,  March 17th, 2017.  The Baltimore Road Runners Club (BRRC) will be hosting this race for the first time in 2017.  We hope you celebrate your Irish, or your not so Irish, heritage with us with a run through Baltimore’s most historic park. Feel free to wear your favorite St. Patrick’s Day garb or dress like a leprechaun!  Celebrate the run with a drink after the race… on us! It’s Saint Patrick’s Day afterall.

Date: March 17, 2017


Location: Patterson Park - Baltimore, MD - 6:30 PM


Course: The course layout is 100% asphalt and stays on the wider sections of roadway (no vehicles) through Patterson Park. There is one large climb in the 2nd mile but you’re rewarded with a run-by of the Pagoda and a long descent to the Pulaski Monument before finishing. We will have mile marks and split times.



Amenities: All runners will receive a green koozie premium to keep your beverage of choice cold on this St Patrick's Day, a pair of tall argyle shamrock socks and a voucher for a draught beer of your choice at Kislings Tavern, good until 9 PM on the night of the race. Please bring your ID.



Registration:$20 for BRRC members, $30 for non-members. You can join BRRC for $22/year and read all about our incredible benefits here. Non-member pricing increases to $35 on 3/1 and to $40 on race-day. Online registration closes on 3/14 at midnight!


Packet Pickup: On site at the Pavilion (map), on race day only, starting at 5:00 pm.


Volunteers: Email Graham Peck at if you want to lend a helping hand.


Parking:  Public on-street parking is free, but limited, around Patterson Park.  More public on-street parking along Linwood Ave and streets north and east of the Park is likely easiest. Participants are encouraged to carpool or take taxis, uber, or lyft.


Race Conditions: The averages in Baltimore on March 17th are a high of 55 and a low of 40. No guarantees, though! Sunset will be at 7:15 PM.



Top 4 overall male and female - $60, $50, $40, $30

First masters male and female - $50

Best 3 St. Patrick’s Day themed outfits - 2 Kislings vouchers each!

Double dipping is allowed.


Elite Entry:  Complimentary entry if you’ve run one of the following standards since January 1, 2015. Email Graham at with a link to your race result. Let’s have a race up front!

Men: 5k - Under 16:00 or 10 mile - Under 55:00

Women: 5k - Under 18:30 or 10 mile - Under 63:00


Post Race: We will have awards in the pavilion at 7:25 so that we can carry on with our St. Patrick’s Day festivities.  If you want to head to Kislings Tavern (map) after you finish your race without breaking stride, we won’t hold that against you.


Contact: Graham Peck, race director -



In the event of inclement or questionable weather: Information will be sent out via email and posted at prior to race morning.

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