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Shamrock Beer Run – Rockford

1:00pm Sat 16th Mar 2019
5470 Coach Lite Trail, Loves Park, IL 61111, USA
Run 5km

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  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt

From the organizer

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Join us for beer, running, beer, walking, beer, stumbling, beer & partying at Rockford Speedway! This year we want to make your experience even more fun and enjoyable! Check this out: Post Race Party will be Indoors this year! As in Previous Years, this event features 5 beer stops, one at the start and at every kilometer. The festivities begin on Saturday, March 16th at noon at the Speedway! The walk/run starts at 1:00 pm and we'll keep the party going until 6 pm this year!

Distances in this event

  1. 5k Beer Run

    Run 5km
    1:00pm Sat 16th Mar 2019
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What’s Included
  • 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 multiple beers stops to quench your parched throat with 3 ounces of beer. Each race beer stop will be sponsored by a different brewery.
Course Details

This race does include some stairs. For that reason no dogs or strollers are allowed. Please use extreme caution when going up or down stairs.

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

Raceday Logistics

Race day scheduled Sat. March 16, 2019, at 1:00 pm.

Packet Pick-up: Thursday, March 14th from 4:00-7:00 pm at Fleet Feet Rockford 1653 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, Illinois

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 to 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.

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.


Free Parking will be allowed on site at the main Speedway Parking Lot, 9572 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park, IL.

Kit List

Please check your race day gear beforehand to make sure that you have different options for different running surfaces and weather conditions.


All spectators are welcome!


Join our elite group of volunteers and reap the benefits!

Don’t feel like running and drinking but still want to be part of the fun? Volunteer for the event in Indianapolis or Chicago. Select the city below and choose the Volunteer tab at the bottom of the left side panel. If you are selected we will give you a shirt and a pint glass. And, if you’re 21+ you may help finish off the keg after the last runners have left (if you want).

If you would like to become a volunteer then please follow here -https://shamrockbeerrun.com/volunteer/

    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.
    This race does include some stairs.  For that reason, no dogs or strollers are allowed.  Please use extreme caution when going up or downstairs.
    The event will start rain or shine. The event could be delayed due to lightning or other dangerous conditions.

Is the event walker friendly?

Absolutely!  More than half the participants walk the course.

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 noon on race day.

Can I pick up my friends’ stuff?

Yes, you just need their ID.

Can I push a stroller?

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

Do you offer gluten-free beer?

Sorry, no we don’t.

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