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Event Detail

KELLY St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K (Baltimore, MD)

Sunday, March 13 at 1:15 p.m.

We would like to thank Kelly & Associates Insurance Group for their generous support of the 2011 St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K, and we look forward to seeing all of you March 13 at 1:15 p.m. at Charles and Franklin Streets, Baltimore, Md.

Take the PARTY BUS from Charm City Run Timonium

Packet Pick-up
If you have not already picked up your race packet containing your bib number, timing chip and T-shirt, you can do so race morning beginning at 10 a.m. and closing PROMPTLY at 11:30 a.m. at the Downtown Athletic Club, 210 E. Centre St., Baltimore, Md.

NO transfers, refunds or exchanges will be permitted for this race. Thank you for understanding.

Directions & Parking
From the North via I-83: South to the Guilford Ave. exit. Proceed on Guilford Ave. past Monument St. You may park underneath the JFX between Monument and Centre Streets or at a parking meter on Guilford Ave. (bring quarters)
From the South: Calvert St. north to Monument St. and turn right to Guilford Ave. Proceed on Guilford Ave. past Monument St. You may park underneath the JFX between Monument and Centre Streets or at a parking meter on Guilford Ave. (bring quarters)

Pier V parking garage is offering specials to all race participants. The Pier V parking garage is located at 711 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Md., 21202. Please see your participant registration bag for coupons to receive discounted rates.

Course: The USAT&F-certified 5K course is a point-to-point course. It starts at Charles and Franklin Streets and proceeds south along the parade route to Conway Street, east to Light Street, south to Key Highway to a turnaround point near Jackson Street. Return on Key Highway to go north on Light Street to Pratt Street then to Market Place (left turn). Finish on Market Place between Pratt and Lombard Streets at Power Plant Live.

The race course is closed to bikes, skaters and baby joggers/strollers.

Water will be provided on course and at the finish line. Splits provided at the one- and two-mile marks.

Awards: Cash awards to the top three men and women in the Open Division of $150, $125 and $100. In addition, a $100 prize will be awarded to the first man and woman in the Masters Division (40 and over). Age Group awards (male and female) to 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. Awards are equal for men and women and will be awarded to the top three individuals in each of the age groups, depending on the number of participants in each age group. There are no duplications.

Prize Drawing: Your entry fee includes a chance to win a $500 voucher to be used as one round-trip ticket to Ireland. You must be present to win.


Amenities: All preregistered runners will receive a GREEN Brooks technical tee (sizes and availability NOT guaranteed on race day or for late registration) and entry to the post-race party to include light refreshments, FREE beer courtesy of Miller Lite and live music.

Volunteers will receive a shirt and entry to the post race party. Volunteers should check in on race day at the Downtown Athletic Club.

Post-race Party: Post-race party, live music and awards will be hosted by Power Plant Live just north of finish line at Market Place and Water Streets. All runners 21 and over can enjoy free beer at the finish line, but you WILL need proper identification near the finish line.

Other light refreshments/snacks will be provided. The awards ceremony will be held during the party.

Sponsors: Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, St. Patrick Celebrations, Inc., Brooks Running, Miller Lite, Power Plant Live, Merritt Athletic Clubs, Jones Junction, Charm City Run.

The KELLY St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K benefits the the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The Parade uses race proceeds to help offset St. Patrick Day parade costs.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes


Alzheimer’s Association ALZ Stars
Every 70 seconds, someone new joins the ranks of the 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association needs your help to achieve our vision: a world without Alzheimer's. Join us for the Baltimore Running Festival. When you join ALZ Stars, we will provide you with: your event entry, expert coaching, fundraising support (including your own personal fundraising web page), a pre-race pasta dinner, race day apparel and a group of runners who will motivate and inspire you. By running with us, you will provide help and hope to the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, and support for the families who love and care for them. Additional information available by calling 410-561-9099 or visiting

Athletes Serving Athletes
Mission: To provide the opportunity for challenged athletes to pursue an active lifestyle by experiencing the thrill of athletic competition otherwise inaccessible to them. Specifically, Athletes Serving Athletes fosters mentoring relationships between a disabled or non-disabled adults and disabled youths that focuses on preparing for and competing in local running and triathlon events. Visit

Challenge Yourself to Change a LIFE TODAY! Team Challenge is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s endurance training and fundraising program. Through Team Challenge, you can run or walk 13.1 miles, or train for a cycling event while helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact 1.4 million Americans.

Team Challenge Maryland is heading to wine country! This upcoming spring/summer season, we are going to be training for the inaugural Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, taking place June 4.

Information meetings for the program begin in January and are listed below. Training will start Feb. 12. Visit to get more info. Contact endurance manager, Jillian Beam , 646-641-1427 for more info.

Contact Name: Kelly Dees
Phone: 410-308-1870
Fax: 410-308-1871