St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run & Walk

Dates: March 14, 2020
Location: Lincoln Park, Chicago
Marathon Attendance: Capped at 5,000


  • 5K run & walk and 8K run along Chicago’s lakefront
  • Kids’ Dash (aka “Leprechaun Leap”)
  • Costume contest
  • Post-race party at local bar & grill
  • Both the 5K and 8K runs are competitive timed


You’d be hard-pressed to find a major U.S. city more closely associated with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations than Chicago. And the 27h annual St. Paddy’s Run/Walk and Kids’ 1K—a spring favorite among Chicago’s running community.

Joining the 5K competitive-timed run and walk is the timed 8K run that is guaranteed to add excitement for runners! We will be jump starting the running season with the first 8K of 2019.

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! We are celebrating with a festival flair to Chicago’s only St. Paddy’s Run. Live music both before and after the runs will be a great way to wrap up your St Patrick’s Weekend.

As if all of this is not enough, all runners get a complementary drink after the race.

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March Events

St Paddys Day Run

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American Brain Tumor Walk
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Southwest Half Marathon
San Diego Taco Fest
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Taste of Mexico
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
Sheffield Music Festival
Lincoln Park Greek Fest

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Polish Independence 10K Run/Walk
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