Clare Irish Festival

Clare, MI

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a 5K Run, 10K Run or 2 Mile Walk through Clare, MI

Registration:­ Early Registration/Early Packet Pick-Up= Friday, March 16th, 2018 from 6-8pm at Clare High School Cafeteria.­ Day of Registration/Packet Pick-Up=7:15am-8:45am at Clare High School Lobby. Registration will end at 8:45am sharp on morning of race to ensure 9:00am start.­ The 10K will start at 9am, 5K at 9:05, and 2 mile walk at 9:15am. ­


Awards:­ Newly designed medals awarded to top 3 finishers in each age group. Trophies awarded to 1st Male/Female overall finishers, M/F Masters division (Age 50 & Older), & top M/F Youth finishers (Age 14 & Under).­ No awards given to 2 mile walk participants.­ The Awards Presentation begins at 11am in High School gym.

Kids Run: A free half mile Kids Run will take place at 10:45am. Registration will take place between 7:15-8:45am at a special table in the Clare High School lobby. Kids should gather in the lobby area between 10:15-10:30am for the run. The Kids’ Run will take place around Clare High School. To ensure safety, the kids’ run may be divided into 2 races (1/4 mile for Ages 7 & Under & ½ mile for Ages 8-13), but it is usually just one big race. The first 75 kids to sign up will be given a T-Shirt. There is no Friday/Early sign-up for kids run. 

Breakfast: A free breakfast for runners/walkers will be served from 9:30-10:45 by Chris Cakes in the Clare High School Cafeteria.­ Additional breakfast tickets for non-participants may be purchased in cafeteria for $5 each. Breakfast will close @11am. ­





Miscellaneous: T-Shirts guaranteed for first 700 participants.­ All races begin/end with start/finish line in front of High School, with each participant’s start/finish chip timed.­ Changing facilities are available.­ The race will be on paved roads.­ Walkers participate on a 2-mile route.­ No time will be recorded for participants who choose to walk 10K race.­ No refunds will be issued. Participants not able to run with dogs. Participants may run with baby strollers, but will be asked to start near back of start line for safety precautions.


Questions:­ For questions or concerns, please contact race directors at information listed below.­ E-mails will receive quicker responses.­


Kyle McKown:­ | (517) 581-0810­ ­


Adam Burhans:­ | (989) 400-2130




Additional Info: This race has been reviewed for the physical activity content and is endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sport. For a full schedule of Clare Irish Festival events, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at (989) 386-2442.


When & Where

Mar 16, 2019


9:00 AM

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