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Louisville, KY

Louisville Event for 2019

We will celebrate St Patrick’s Day a couple weeks early on March 2, 2019 at Waterfront Park.  Come dressed in green! Race begins at 1:00pm.

Waterfront Park
129 River Rd
Louisville, KY US 40202

All runners receive a t-shirt and a pint glass and medal.

Drink a 3-ounce craft beer sample before starting this 5K run/walk.  1K into the run/walk, enjoy another 3-ounce sample.  Run/walk another 1K then receive another 3-ounce sample.  Repeat until you finish!  At the finish, you’re rewarded with a pint of your favorite!! That’s 5 three-ounce samples plus 1 pint of craft beer included with your entry!

This is a 21+ event only.  No strollers, no kids, no one under 21 admitted.


NEW FOR 2018!

We are excited to be adding Louisville, KY to the list of cities where the Shamrock Beer Run will be held in 2018!

Join us for beer, running, beer, walking, beer, stumbling, beer & partying at Waterfront Park! The run begins Saturday, March 3rd at 1:00pm. Be sure to check in early to allow yourself plenty of time!

All registered participants get a souvenir beer glass, Shamrock Beer Run long-sleeve T-shirt and an event medal for completing the course.  The course will have several beer stops to quench your parched throat with 3 ounces of beer.  Each stop will be sponsored by a different local brewery.

Personalized Bibs

If you register early enough you can personalize your bib (see examples below).  After the deadline, you can personalize your bib at the venue if you wish. We’ll have Sharpies available for that purpose.


Prizes for Best Costumes

After the run, we’ll have prizes for the best, super-fun costumes.  So stick around for this fun feature.

funRewards Particpants

If you are a Fun Races funRewards program participant, visit for the latest information regarding the points required for registering for this event. If you are not a Fun Races funRewards program participant, consider joining.  It’s free!  Earn 10 points for every dollar you spend on a qualified Fun-Races event.  Learn more at

Race Day Staging Area

A diagram of our staging area will be posted when plans have been finalized.

Suggested parking areas will also be posted once we have everything put together.

You should plan to arrive early since the check-in area can get congested as we get closer to starting time. Also note that due to city ordinance, alcoholic beverages in open containers must not leave our cordoned off area.

Be sure to bring a valid ID to prove your age.  You must be 21 and over to attend and participate in this event.

Race Day Route

Below is a diagram of the Shamrock Beer Run route.  You can also use the RunGo app to follow the route as you run.  Use this link:


Am I registered?  You can check by logging into, then clicking on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side). PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FOR LOUISVILLE IS CURRENTLY NOT OPEN.  WE HOPE TO OPEN REGISTRATION VERY SOON. PLEASE CHECK BACK.

Is the event walker friendly?  Absolutely!  More than half the participants walk the course.

When and where is Packet Pickup? We will announce detailed packet pick-up locations, dates and times as we get closer to the event date.

Want to come and hang out with us?  We can use some volunteers to help out.  Beer is on us! Register to volunteer at  if you would like to help out.

Can I change my bib name? Yes, until February 18.  Log into, click on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side).
Click on Manage Registration (middle of page)
Click on Questions (Left Hand Side) then type in the bib name you’d like.

When do I get my shirt?  You get your shirt and pint glass at Packet Pickup or when you Check-In race day.

Can we get our stuff race day?  Yes, we will open Check in at 11:00am on race day.

Can I pick up my friends’ stuff? Yes, you just need their ID.

I can’t make the race, what are my options?  You have two choices so you don’t just eat the money.
1. Come to Packet Pickup and get your stuff.  You won’t get the beer, but you can have a shirt, pint glass and medal.
2. Sell or give away your registration.  You need to  Log into, click on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side).
Click on Manage Registration (middle of page)  Click the Transfer to Another Runner tab (left-hand side), then enter the new runner’s name and email. There is no charge if you do it yourself online.  If you require our help, we charge $10.00.

Where should I park? Great question – we’ll try to pull together some suggestions as soon as we can.

Can I push a stroller?  No.  This event is 21+ only.  Insurance and the State require that no one under 21 be admitted.  There is a lot of beer here.

Can my kids come, even if they don’t run?   Only if they are over 21 years old.  Otherwise, no.

Do you offer gluten-free beer?  Sorry, no we don’t.

Can I switch from Spectator or DD to Beer Drinker (or vice versa)?  Yes. Log into, click on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side).
Click on Manage Registration (middle of page)
Click the Transfer Event tab on the left
Click the Start Transfer
Click the second box (Select an Event) and choose the one you want.

Do spectators get shirts and pint glasses? No, they do not.  Space is a limited, so we charge for spectators as that’s one less runner we can have.  Consider volunteering to pour beer- it’s free and you’ll get a shirt!

If you have another question, please email

Charities We Support

The Shamrock Beer Run is a fun event that celebrates St. Patrick's Day and all that is Irish. But we're not without our serious side. Shamrock Beer Run and its parent organization, Fun Races, Inc. believe in philantropy and giving a portion of our proceeds to valued organizations.

Below is a list of charity organizations we will support in 2018. We encourage you to visit their websites to learn more about each one.

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