Race Preview: 2015 Newport Shamrock Run

Photo from ardoradventures.com

Tired of the same ol' crowded St. Patrick's Day runs?  Why not head to the beach this year for the annual Newport Shamrock Run? Starting at Rogue Brewery, this annual fundraiser for Toledo Elementary School is sure to be tons o' fun! This small town race is perfect for a 5K or 10K PR, as the course is FLAT!  Participants will enjoy the scenery of this flat-out and back course as they run under the Yaquina Bay Bridge, along South Jetty, and onto the paved trail of South Beach State Park before heading back to the start/finish. What a perfect way to start out a weekend at the beach!  You can even bring the kids and let them enjoy the free kids run.

When you register, be sure to add-on one of the fun Shamrock pi shirts for $15.  I’m pretty sure you won’t get shirts like these at any other race!

2015 Shamrock Run men’s t-shirt


Overall awards will be given to the top 3 men and women, along with age group awards in 5 year divisions. Have you done the race math? Flat course + 5 year age division awards = potential to bring home some race bling! I guess you’ll be adding this one to your race calendar.

This Ardor Adventures race is one of several put on in the Newport area throughout the year. Make sure to check out the other fun races happening in Newport for the next time you’re there.

2015 Newport Shamrock Run Details

Date: Saturday, March 14

Times: 9:10 A.M. – Kids Run    9:26 A.M. – 5K and 10K

Location: Rogue Ales & Spirits – 2122 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport

Prices: Until March 13 ~ $30 – 5K    $35 – 10K   Kids Race – Free (Day of Race is $10)

Race Website: Click here

Registration Website: Click here

About Annette Vaughan (491 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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