2021 In-Person and Virtual 5k for St.Patrick's Day Information
All participants must comply with these rules in order to participate in the In-Person 5K for St.Patrick’s Day to be held March 13, 2021:
1. Masks will be required in the Check-in Area, Starting Areas, and the Finish Area
2. Symptom Surveys and Temperature Checks will be completed for all runners, volunteers, and race organizers
3. Ample space for social distancing will be provided in all areas and groups are not to exceed more than 10 people
4. Pre- and post- race activities will be eliminated to discourage crowd gathering
5. Increased sanitation and hygiene protocols will be in place
By signing up for the 2021 St.Patrick’s Day 5k, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth in our Safety Waiver, Social Contract Waiver, and all protocols set forth by The Grand Prix of Running, The Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Events, and Colorado International Events. These protocols are set forth to ensure you can run safely with us, like you have for the last 36 years. Although these protocols are already listed for you on your registration, we have provided them here on the homepage for your benefit and reading pleasure!
Please read the following resources to prepare for race day :
Please note this race will be much different than what you are used to at the typical 5K for St. Patrick’s Day (i.e. start location/ finish area/course)! We will also be staggering our start times and that will be based on your bib number. And though things may be different this year, we still encourage you to spend time downtown and maybe grab a bite to eat at any of the wonderful downtown restaurants.
In the mean time, want to see some Maps to get a peek at what’s different? Please note, as of January 13, 2021 we have not made the below course official, icluding it’s start and finish locations, as we are currently working with our partners, like the City of Colorado Springs and CSPD.
You can choose between the virtual run (September 20th- 30,2020) or the in person run on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Starting times for the In-Person 5k will be staggered and will be dictated by your bib number:
Runners should arrive as follows:
Bib Nos 1-250 arrive at 9:30 am
Bib Nos 251-500 arrive at 9:45 am
Bib Nos 501-750 arrive at 10:00 am
Bib Nos 751-1000 arrive at 10:15 am
If running in person is too much, we encourage you to run virtually. You can run the 5k of your choice between the date of March. 10-20, 2021. We will have a results form that will go live March 10, 2021. Please record your results and check back here for standings!