Originating in historic downtown Bay City, the St. Patrick's Day weekend of races offers something for everyone! Participants can choose from the 5k Run, 5k Walk, 8k Run, Irish Double & Leprechaun Run of 1/4, 1/2 or 1 mile for the youngsters. Fitness expo with giveaways, custom finisher medals, cool event shirts, and personalized overall and age group awards can all be expected!
Our expectation, and the hope right now, is that this date will get us to a safer place in relation to the spread of the coronavirus. However, in the event the CDC is still recommending against large gatherings (including social distancing), we will need to look at other options. The wellness of our community has never been more important.
With the input of Sponsors, Partners and the City of Bay City, we’ve chosen a weekend that coincides with the Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival. The race and the film festival both attract devoted fans and the expectation is that having these two stellar events on the same weekend will help to encourage more people to participate in both. In addition, the hope is this will help local businesses recoup at least some of the lost revenue from not holding the races in March.
Entry to this makeup event is free to those who’ve already registered to run or walk, including the Leprechaun Races. Event shirts will be distributed at packet pickup (TBD) and finisher medals will be received at the finish line.
For those registrants unable to participate in September, Bay Area Runners Club will extend a 50% discount to the 2021 Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Races. To receive the discount, registrants must contact firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Sunday, April 19th, 2020 with a request to defer their current registration in favor of the discounted entry to next year's race.