Founded in 1979, the adidas Shamrock Run is the largest running and walking event in Oregon and is the second largest running event on the US west coast. In 2014, 35,000 participants will celebrate the 36th edition of the event on Sunday, March 16 at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. Shamrock has reached its field limit, and has "sold out," every year for the past four years.
The Shamrock Run offers chip-timed roadrace distances at 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), 8 kilometers (4.97 miles) and 15 kilometers (9.3 miles). Shamrock also has a 5km fitness walk – the Shamrock Stride – and a 1km (0.6-mile) run/walk for children age 10 and younger known as the "Leprechaun Lap."
All the courses run through the center of downtown Portland for a fun urban experience and feature slightly downhill final sections. The 15k route adds the challenging, and scenic,Terwilliger hills.
Shamrock Sunday activities in the finish area include the Widmer Brothers Brewing beer garden and an entertainment stage with performances from local musicians. Bands also perform at the starting line and along the Shamrock Run routes.
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