Kiss Me I'm Irish RunGlendale, Arizona - March 15, 2014 1 of 10
Spring into the season with the 4K run/walk, 8K or 17K. Create a father-son team to run for a cause, "Dads 'N Lads for Prostate Cancer." Feel free to bring your four-legged friends, as pets are welcome at this event that is sealed with a (chocolate) kiss at the finish line.
Runnin' of The Green Lucky 7KDenver, Colorado - March 16, 2014 2 of 10
This year marks the 26th anniversary of the event that has been voted "Race of the Year" twice by Colorado Runner Magazine. The family-friendly, charity race offers a Lucky 7K or a 2.2 mile walk. Plus, according to voters, Runnin' of The Green also boasts the best post-race St. Patty's Day bash.
JLA's 10th Annual Shamrock 'N Roll Road RaceAtlanta, Georgia - March 9, 2014 3 of 10
This family-friendly event that's around Atlantic Station has something for everyone. Walk, trot, or shuffle to the finish line with your four-legged furry friend in the 5K or 10K. And, don't forget to bring your little leprechaun along for the tot trot.
Shamrock ShuffleHarmony, Pennsylvania - March 15, 2014 4 of 10
Shuffle along the 5K, 1 mile or half marathon course. Runners beware, the half marathon is known as one of the toughest races in the tri-state area due to steep hills halfway through the race. Keg stands and Jell-O shots await you at the top of the hill, and the green beer will be flowing as you cross the finish line.
25th Annual Leprechaun LopeSalt Lake City, Utah - March 15, 2014 5 of 10
The Leprechaun Lope has many division winners including the best Irish costume, and the fastest centipede; (4 runners linked together by a common costume.) Race from the State Capitol to Memory Grove in Salt Lake City, Utah, and see how many real leprechauns you can spot hiding along the course.
St. Pat's 12th Annual Get to The GreenColumbia, South Carolina - March 15, 2014 6 of 10
This seasonal celebration is the largest road race in the Midlands. In addition to T-shirts and race day swag, all participants will receive a free entry to Columbia's annual celebration, St. Patrick's Day in Five Points Festival.
13th Annual Shamrock 4 MilerCharlotte, North Carolina - March 15, 2014 7 of 10
Run this festive race with the whole family, even the little ones, who can compete in the Kid's Leprechaun Jog. Enjoy post-race festivities with live music, and plenty of food and drinks to refuel with.
Color Ye IrishTemecula, California - March 15, 2014 8 of 10
If you're looking for a wild and crazy race here's an obstacle course with an Irish twist! Participants will be sprayed with paint in the shades of the Irish flag. What better way to show your pride on St. Patty's Day?
St. Patrick's Day Irish Traditions 5KSt. Paul, Minnesota - March 16, 2014 9 of 10
Run to the sounds of motivational, Irish music and enjoy warm and cold post-race beverages. Celebrate friendship, love and loyalty at this run 'n' walk around Como Lake in St. Paul, Minnesota.