St. Paddy's Day 5K & 8K Run/Walk

We would like to thank...

...our participants, volunteers and sponsors for helping with this year's event. We couldn't have done it without all of you!
Look forward to seeing you in
March 2016.


Event Features

  • 5K Run & Walk and 8K Run along Chicago's lakefront
  • Costume Contest
  • Both the 5K & 8K runs are competitive timed
  • Each registered participant will receive a  commemorative event tee.
  • All finishers (of age) will receive a refreshing beverage

Sponsorship Opportunities

Find out how your organization can partner with the St. Paddy's Day Race. CLICK HERE to email for more information.



Be Green... Be Seen

You'd be hard-pressed to find a major U.S. city more closely associated with St. Patrick's Day celebrations than Chicago. The 15th ANNUAL ST. PADDY'S 5K & 8K RUN/WALK — a spring favorite among Chicago's running community — is an excellent way to kick off your 2015 outdoor running season!


Competitive-timed 5K & 8K runs will help to jump-start the outdoor running season with the first 8K of 2015.

Celebrate fitness and achievement with a festival flair and kick off the holiday weekend by participating in Lincoln Park's only St. Paddy's Run! Post event enjoy an Irish-themed area where participants and sponsors will party to Irish entertainment and authentic refreshments. Live music both before and after the runs will be a great way to start your St. Patrick's weekend.

Our Cause

Please participate in this years event day food drive and help us raise 1,000 pounds!

Greater Chicago Food DispositoryThe St. Paddy's Day 5K/8K Run/Walk is honored to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 66 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 150,000 meals every day. For more information, visit or call 773-247-FOOD.


Our Valued Partners

Lagunitas Brewing Company             CARA                Chicago's 100.3 FM   

Lifeway         NYC Bagel Deli

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