Less than a month from the return of the 2022 Shamrock Run Portland!

If you’re feeling lonely (as I am sure we have ALL felt in the past few years specifically) and want a break from the usual Portland running routes (as well as feel comfortable in outdoor crowds), join likely thousands of your closest friends at the 44th Annual Shamrock Run on Sunday, March 13, 2022 in Portland. This will be their first live race since 2019 (wow!) so come celebrate by kicking off the running season in style with your favorite green running clothes. As always, choose from a variety of distance options including the Shamrock Stride (4-mile walk), Shamrock 5K, Shamrock 8K, Shamrock 15K and Half Marathon. And for the kiddos, there’s a 1K Leprechaun Lap.

The race for each distance starts at Tom McCall Waterfront Park  in downtown Portland. The longer routes will have you running through downtown Portland up the scenic (and thigh-buster) Terwilliger Blvd where you will have to stop and take a self to celebrate your tenacity for getting up that hill. Because this is a popular event, it’s recommended you take public transit rather than drive as parking is limited. It’s also recommended you arrive at the race 40-60 minutes early and line up in the appropriate per-mile race pace assembly area.

The weather is always iffy during the Shamrock Run so make sure to dress appropriately and enjoy the enthusiasm of your fellow runners and walkers at the after party.

Pick up your race bib and packet at the Shamrock Fitness Fair at Oregon Convention Center:

  • Friday, March 11 12pm – 6pm
  • Saturday, March 12 10am – 4pm

There will be over 60 vendors there to help you get into the running spirit and purchase any last-minute gear you might need.

Afterwards, the beer garden is returning with beer (duh), complimentary oatmeal, and an entertainment stage with performances from local musicians.

The Shamrock Run is Portland’s most popular run and one every runner in the area should have on their bucket list.



Sunday. March 13th, 2022

  • 5K starts at 8:00AM
  • 15K starts at 8:55AM
  • Half Marathon Starts at 9:20AM
  • The Leprechaun Lap starts at 9:40AM
  • 8K starts at 10:10AM
  • Stride Starts at 10:30AM
  • Waterfront Park, Downtown Portland
  • $45 for the 5K & Shamrock Stride,
  • $55 for the 8K,
  • $65 for the 15K,
  • $89 for the Half.
  • $22 per child (10 and under) for the Leprechaun Lap
About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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