We’re already a week into March, and the racing spirit has definitely kicked off. Even if you missed last weekend’s Oak Forest Fleadh or Manhattan Irish Fest Parade 5k, you’re lucky, because there are still plenty of St. Patrick’s-themed races for you to choose from. From Illinois to Wisconsin to Indiana to Iowa to Michigan, we found 85 races over the next couple weeks that’ll flood the streets in green. Get Sham-rocking!

March 10

DUbliNDEE Kilted 5k – East Dundee, IL
St. Paddys Day 5K – Naperville, IL
Shamrock Beer Run Chicago – Arlington Heights, IL
Shamrock Shuffle 5k – Robinson, IL
Richmond High School Shamrock 5k/10k – Richmond, IN
Leprechaun Dash 5k – Fond du Lac, WI
Shamrock Shuffle – Hartford, WI
St. Patrick’s Day Shamwalk/Run – Siren, WI
UW Eau Claire Shamrock Shuffle – Eau Claire, WI
UW Oshkosh Shamrock Shuffle 5k – Oshkosh, WI
Burlington Kiwanis Shamrock Shuffle – Burlington, IA
Corridor Running Shamrock Shuffle – Iowa City, IA
Leprechaun Chase 10k – Des Moines, IA
Shamrock Shuffle 5k – Council Bluffs, IA
Clover Chase – Kalamazoo, MI
Leprechaun Loop Run/Walk – Port Huron, MI

March 11 

AOH Top of the Morning 5k – Shiloh, IL
St. Pat’s Day 5k – South Elgin, IL
Milwaukee St. Paddy’s Day 5k – Milwaukee, WI
St. Paddy’s Day Dash 5k – Wauwatosa, WI
St. Pat’s Benefit Run – Kimberly, WI
Shamrocks and Shenanigans 5k – Ann Arbor, MI
St. Patrick’s Parade Cork Town Races – Detroit, MI

March 15

Leprechaun Chase 5k – Holland, MI

March 16

Reaching for the Rainbow 10k/5k – Vienna, IL

March 17

Colour Me Lucky 5k – Hampshire, IL
Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5k – Deer Park, IL
Elks Shamrock Shimmy – Galena, IL
Get Lucky Chicago – Chicago, IL
Hamilton County Rotary St. Patty’s Day 5k/1k – McLeansboro, IL
Lucky Leprechaun 5k – Belleville, IL
McHenry Shamrock Shuffle – McHenry, IL
Runnin’ of the Irish – Effingham, IL
Shamrock Beer Run – Rockford, IL
Shamrock Shuffle Strides for Shannon – Quincy, IL
St. Paddy’s Day 5k/8k – Chicago, IL
4-Leaf Clover 10k – Winona Lake, IN
Irish Dash 5k – Terre Haute, IN
Lucky Clover 4 Miler – Carmel, IN
Run of Luck 7k – Evansville, IN
Running with the Irish 5k – Chesterton, IN
Scotty’s Shamrock Shuffle – Muncie, IN
Shamrock 5k – Noblesville, IN
Shamrock 5k Beer Run – Indianapolis, IN
Shamrock Run/Walk 5 Mile – Indianapolis, IN
Shamrock Shuffle 5k – Pendleton, IN
St. Pat’s One Miler – Crown Point, IN
Lucky Leprechaun 7k – Wauwatosa, WI
Shake Your Shamrocks 3 Mile – Oconomowoc, WI
ShamRock N Run – Twin Lakes, WI
Shamrock Shuffle – Madison, WI
Shamrock Shuffle 5k – Hayward, WI
St. Pat’s Day 5k – Mount Pleasant, WI
Watertown’s Irish Jig Jog 5k – Watertown, WI
CASI St. Patrick’s Day Race – Davenport, IA
Des Moines St. Paddy’s 5k – Des Moines, IA
LepBARchaun Dash – Tama, IA
O’Round the Loch Run – Emmetsburg, IA
Shake Your Shamrocks 5k – Glenwood, IA
We Run Lucky Run – North Liberty, IA
Blarney Stone Half Marathon – Potterville, MI
Clare Irish Festival Road Race – Clare, MI
Leapin’ Leprechaun 5k – Traverse City, MI
Luck O’ The Viking – Dundee, MI
Lucky Leprechaun Race – Utica, MI
Pot O’Gold 4 Mile – Flint, MI
Run for the Gold – Pinckney, MI
Run Muskegon Shamrock Shuffle 5k – Muskegon, MI
Shamrock Shuffle 5k – Charlevoix, MI
St. Patrick’s 5k – Coloma, MI
St. Patty’s Day Strev Strut – New Baltimore, MI

March 18

Amita Health St. Paddy’s Half Marathon & 5k – Bolingbrook, IL
Shamrock Shuffle 5k – Rockford, IL
St. Patrick’s Day Run – Bloomington, IL
Wheeling Wheelmen St. Patrick’s Day Ride – Wauconda, IL
No Luck Irish Run – Plainfield, IN
MSU Tower Guard Shamrock 5k – East Lansing, MI
St. Patrick’s Day Races – Bay City, MI

March 24

Cusacks Leprechaun Dash – Oak Forest, IL
A Pot of Gold Shared Half Marathon – Oskaloosa, IA
BLFFA St. Patrick’s Day 5k – Twin Lake, MI

March 25 

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle – Chicago, IL
Luck of the Irish Run – Cedarburg, WI
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s 5k/10k – West Des Moines, IA
Shamrocks Run for the Gold – East Jordan, MI

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Holly's running career began in high school; after being bummed about not making the volleyball team her sophomore year, she decided to join some of her middle school friends on the cross country team. She also did track in the fall, where the 1600 m race was her niche. Since then, she has run many distance races, and is going for her first marathon at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon this October. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism, and is working towards her Master in Arts in New Media and Marketing.


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