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Milwaukee, here we come! Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00pm.

Beers Sampled On the Course

As you run (or walk) the course, you’ll be treated to several samples of beer. We hope you enjoy them all!

Shamrock Beer Special

Black Husky has brewed up a special beer just for this event! Join us for the featured release of O’Harry! This Irish Red Shamrock Beer Run 5K will be a special release at the race on March 23rd!

Personalized Bibs

If you register before late February, you can personalize your bib. After the deadline, you can personalize your  bib at the venue if you wish. We’ll have Sharpies available for that purpose.

Race Swag

Each participant will receive a T-Shirt, Beer Glass and a Finisher’s Medal.​

  • Souvenir Pint Glass

  • Tech Shirt (hoodie upgrade)

  • 2019 Event Medal


Race Day Staging Area

Race starts at Veterans Park.  Recommended parking areas include McKinley Marina (1750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr), E Lagoon Dr Parking (1300 N Linocln Memorial Dr, William O’Donnel Park Garage (910 E Michigan Ave).  We strongly recommend finding parking before 1:15pm as many of the roadways and garages will close at that time.  The pre-game party opens up at 1:00pm so join us early!

Race Day Route

Race Information

Race day scheduled Sat. March 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Packet Pick-up:

Avoid the race day pickup lines (and also pregame it with us…) at:
Black Husky Brewing Co., 909 E. Locust Street, Milwaukee, WI.  — Thursday and Friday, March 21-22 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

And if skipping the long lines on race day and visiting the awesome Black Husky Brewery weren’t enough… check out these specials by our race sponsors at packet pickup:
1) Free Dessert Tamale from Hot Tamale 414 for anyone wearing a Shamrock Bib at packet pickup
2) $3 for your First Pint of O’Harry Irish Red (this is a pre-release of the special Shamrock 5k Brew!)

Additional Info:

This event is not timed.  We do post a race clock so participants can see their times, but if you are looking to set a PR this is not the race for you.  However, over 90% of our participants do set a PRBR (Personal Best Beer Run) so come join us and set a new record!

This event is for runners and walkers over the age of 21.

All participants are required to read and sign the event waiver form.

It is the participant’s responsibility to make sure that they do not impair their ability to hear, see, sense, and detect present or potential hazards and dangers.

The event will start rain or shine. The event could be delayed due to lightning or other dangerous conditions.


Am I registered?  You can check by logging into, then clicking on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side).

Is the event walker friendly?  Absolutely!  More than half the participants walk the course (and some even stumble).

When and where is Packet Pickup?  Will publish dates and time in 2019

Can I change my bib name? Yes, until February 20.  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.

Can I change my shirt size?.  Yes, until March 1.  Log into, click on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side).
Click on Manage Registration (middle of page)
Click on Giveaway, then select the new size/style 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 1pm on race day.  We definitely recommend joining us at packet pickup at the brewery during the week to prevent the race day lines.

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 a $5 charge for this. If you have trouble, email for assistance.

Where should I park? There will be ample parking at the venue site.  See the parking map above.

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?  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.

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

Charities We Support 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 organizations, Fun Races and Midwest Event Management believe in philanthropy and giving a portion of our proceeds to valued organizations.

Below are our charity partners for the 2019 Shamrock Beer Run. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more about the organization. We also have an opportunity for additional fundraising for these fantastic organizations through the event registration page!

Friends of MADACC provides wellness programs that focus on helping low income families keep their pets healthy; education programs that focus on educating the youth on the importance of treating their pet as a family member and resisting pressure to engage in acts of cruelty. Spay and neuter programs to help reduce the pet overpopulation in Milwaukee County.
Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin’s leading anti-hunger organization.
Mission is to promote sustainability through clean, healthy, and beautiful communities for generations to come. Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful will be successful when individuals are active stewards for sustainable community activities.
Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival by 2020.
The Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance is committed to providing Education, Support, and Funding of Research for Ovarian Cancer throughout Wisconsin.