St Paddys Day 5K

Ocala, FL

Join United Way for the 10th annual St Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk in downtown Ocala to benefit the United Way of Marion County’s work in health and wellness. Hosted by Youth United Way, the organization’s high school program for juniors and seniors who are looking for ways to expand their leadership qualities while contributing to their community through volunteering, fundraising and advocating for issues important to the United Way.


Race Route:

The 5K route begins and ends at Ocala's Citizen Circle located downtown and proceeds through the downtown Historic District. The course is 100% asphalt with water provided at 1.5 miles and the finish line. A Course Map can be found HERE

Awards & Prizes:
Door prizes can be won by all, with awards given to both Male and Females in the below categories:

  • Overall Open (0-39) winner
  • Overall Masters (40+) winner
  • Age Divisions (1st, 2nd, 3rd)  9 and under, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Packet Pick-up:
Early packet pick-up is held at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala, 2275 SW 22nd Lane, Ocala, on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 9am-6pm and then again on race day at Citizen's Circle, Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 630am-745am.

Race Shirts:
You're going to love this year's race shirt!  Stay tuned for the all new design and shirt color!  Choose the Ladies "V" or Gents "Crew" neck.  Register now as your shirt size selection is only guaranteed when you register by 2/1/20.  After that date, your shirt will be the closest available size. (Please note, shirt size runs small, we recomment ordering 1 size larger.)

Costume Contest:
Wear your best green & show your Irish spirit for the "Luck of the Irish" costume contest.  The best costume wins a prize!

Earn This Lucky POT OF GOLD Bling!
This medal celebrates our race's 10th Anniversary.  The 1st 400 race participants to chase the leprechaun over the rainbow will earn this Pot Of Gold Speed Award when they cross the Finish Line.  This bling is a prize for speed & not a Finisher Medal.

4/8/19 - 12/31/19: $25.00
1/1/20 - 2/15/20: $30.00
2/16/20 - 3/5/20: $35.00
Race Day: $40.00

We are proud to be Race #9 in the Big Hammock Race Series! The Big Hammock Race Series [BHRS] is fitness challenge for all ages and skill levels comprised of races that we’ve grouped into “Challenges". Simply run or walk the required races in your chosen challenge(s) by crossing the finish line at your own unique pace. You’ll enjoy lots of swag, fun and encouragement from 500+ BHRS peeps as you work towards completing your chosen challenge. Our goal is to make moving your body fun by tantalizing you with awesome must have awards! Plus, the BHRS is a 501c3 nonprofit & your participation helps to raise awareness & dollars for the charitable causes at each race!

St Paddy's Day 5K is the 4th Super Race in the Big Hammock Race Series! Move one step closer to earning incredible bling and huge points by participating in our race! The Big Hammock Race Series is a 10 race series throughout North and Central Florida that allows runners/walkers of all levels to earn prizes and perks as they work to complete their fitness challenge. The year long series gives participants the ability to challenge themselves by acquiring points based on their race finish &/or simply complete each race at their own pace to achieve series prizes. There are 4 Super Races in the series. Check out the awesome perks of joining the series at today!

When & Where

Mar 7, 2020


8:00 AM

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Ocala, FL

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