About the Race
Shamrock Run Portland
Founded in 1979, the Shamrock Run Portland is the largest running and walking event in Oregon and is the third largest running event in the western United States. In 2019, 25,000 participants will celebrate the 41st edition of the event on Sunday, March 17 at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.
The Shamrock Run offers competitive races at 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), 8 kilometers (4.97 miles), 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) and a half-marathon (13.1 miles) with a field limit of 3000 runners. Shamrock also offers the Shamrock Stride – a 4-mile fitness walk – and the “Leprechaun Lap,” a 1km (0.6-mile) run/walk for children age 10 and younger.
All the courses start at Waterfront Park near SW Oak and Naito Parkway and run through the center of downtown Portland for a fun urban experience and feature slightly downhill final sections. The 15k and half-marathon routes include the challenging, and scenic, Terwilliger hills. The new Shamrock Stride 4-mile walk boasts city views and a river walk including the Tilikum Crossing and Steel Bridges.
Shamrock Sunday activities in the finish area include the Widmer Brothers Brewing beer garden, complimentary hot soup and an entertainment stage with performances from local musicians. Music is featured at the starting line and along the Shamrock routes. Hours for the post-event festivities: 8 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Waterfront Park.
Shamrock Weekend kicks-off with the Shamrock Run Fitness Fair. This two-day event at the Oregon Convention Center on March 15 and 16 is in conjunction with Shamrock participant bib number and t-shirt pickup. The Fitness Fair features more than 80 running and fitness exhibitors, celebrities and mascots, contests and give-aways and a Leprechaun Lane area for kids. More than 25,000 people attend the Shamrock Fitness Fair, presented by Moda Health.
The Shamrock Run is sponsored by Widmer Brothers Brewing, Moda Health, Bob’s Red Mill, GEICO, nuun hydration, iHeart radio and KGW Newschannel 8. The primary beneficiary of the event is Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation, which has been affiliated with Shamrock for the past 21 years.
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ALL REGISTERED SHAMROCK PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:
- A short-sleeve souvenir Shamrock Run T-shirt
- A 12-ounce pour of Widmer Brothers beer (for participants 21 and older)
- A 6-ounce serving of Shamrock Irish soup
- A commemorative 15k Shamrock medallion (15k finishers only)
- A commemorative Shamrock Half-Marathon medallion (Half finishers only)
*NEW THIS YEAR – FAMILY RATES!*
Registering your family and friends? Take advantage of our special family discount and save 10% off each entry when you register 4 or more people in the same transaction! The 10% discount automatically applies on your checkout page when you have 4 registrations in your cart. No discount code required!
FOR THE 5K RUN AND SHAMROCK STRIDE:
$49 per person
FOR THE 8K RUN:
$55 per person
FOR THE LEPRECHAUN LAP: (kids ages 3-12)
$19 per child
FOR THE 15K RUN:
$65 per person – age 13 or older
FOR THE SHAMROCK HALF-MARATHON
$99 per person – age 13 or older
This year, we feature an improved way for Team Captains to register, manage and promote your team. Captains of teams of 12 or more and Super Teams will have easy access to your team information via a new process on Active.com. Get the full scoop on Teams by visiting our Teams page.
Bib Number Pick-Up
Here are the ways to get your bib number and t-shirt before race day:
- Join a Team of 12 or more! Team captains get lots of perks, and team members get all bibs and t-shirts shipped to the Team Captains so you get yours before anyone else during the first week of March.
- Non-team members can get their bibs and t-shirts at the Shamrock Run Fitness Fair, presented by Moda Health, in Exhibit Hall A/A1 at the Oregon Convention Center. For runners, your timing chip is attached to the back of your bib number.
- Have a friend pick-up your bib for you at the Shamrock Fitness Fair (non team members only). If you need a friend or family member to pick up your bib, please be sure you have:
- Signed the electronic waivers in your active.com account.
- Provided them a copy of your registration confirmation email (email copy is fine).
- Provided them a copy of your photo ID (photo via email or text is fine).
Shamrock Fitness Fair Hours:
Friday, March 15: 11am – 7 pm Saturday, March 16 9am – 3 pm
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A/A1
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland
Bib pickup on Shamrock Sunday is available for a $10 purchase during online registration, or you may visit https://myevents.active.com/ to add this purchase to your event (use your Active.com login email and password).
Festival Maps – Waterfront Park
2019 Festival Map
North of Morrison Bridge
South of Morrison Bridge
From family fun, to the iconic beer garden, distances and routes for all abilities and even a two-day Fitness Fair. Shamrock has something for everyone…and all with an Irish flair!Register Now
Fitness FairMore Info
2019 Shamrock Fitness Fair
Friday, March 15: 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, March 16: 9 am – 3 pm
Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A/A1
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. in Portland
Click here for more information
2019 Shamrock Run Street Closures
(subject to change)
The 41st annual Shamrock Run will be held on Sunday, March 17 in downtown Portland with 25,000 participants. Listed below are the various streets that will have temporary closures for the event:
Naito Parkway/Front Avenue, between NW Everett and NW 26th Avenue will be closed in both directions from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Naito Parkway, from NW Davis to SW Jefferson, will be closed in both directions from 5:45 a.m. to 1:15 pm.
SW Naito Parkway, from SW Columbia to SW Barbur Blvd, will be closed in both directions from 7:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
SW Barbur Blvd SOUTHBOUND only, from SW Sheridan to SW Hamilton, will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SW Barbur Blvd SOUTHBOUND only, from SW Hamilton to SW Parkhill, will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
SW Capitol Highway from SW Barbur to SW Terwilliger will be closed in BOTH directions from 7:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
SW Terwilliger Boulevard, NORTHBOUND ONLY, from SW Capitol Highway to SW 6th Avenue, will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
All downtown streets WEST of SW 1st Avenue will remain open all morning.
All bridges will remain open in both directions throughout the event. However, the ramp to Barbur Blvd at the west end of the Ross Island Bridge will be closed from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
For a detailed route map of the event, please go to our course maps page.
Bus and Light Rail Info:
www.trimet.org (“Maps and Schedules”)
Event Cancellation + Transfer Policy
Entry fees are non-refundable.
We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. We have created a great policy that offers you several different options in the event you cannot attend on race day. (You may choose only one of the options below.)
Defer Your Entry: You may defer your entry to the 2020 event. Deferrals must be processed through your ACTIVE MyEvents account and an administration fee of $25 will be charged. The deferral will expire after the 2020 event and you will not be able to defer your registration again. Deferrals must be processed prior to March 10th, 2019.
Transfers: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. However, bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge of $25 and must be processed through your ACTIVE MyEvents account no later than March 14th, 2019. If you transfer your bib, you will receive a refund (minus the $25 administration charge) once the new participant signs up. The new runner will need to pay the full entry fee at the time of the transfer. This process is in place to avoid any fraudulent sales of race numbers.
Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.com account and select “Transfer registration” to begin the process.
Purchase Event Insurance: Booking Protect offers Registration Protector, which provides insurance to runners in many emergency and injury situations. This must be purchased at the time of registration, and cannot be retroactively added. If an event occurs that is covered under their policy, you would need to file a claim to receive a full race refund.
For questions and inquiries regarding submitting an insurance claim, please contact Booking Protect using the following methods.