2017 Clare Irish Festival Road Race

Event Date

Sat, Mar 18, 2017


Clare, MI


About This Activity

2017 Clare Irish Festival Road Race on Saturday, March 18th, 2017.
This year's race will again begin at Clare High School!!  The Clare High School address is: 306 Schoolcrest Ave. Clare, MI 48617

The race features a 5K Run, 10K Run, and 2 Mile Walk.  The 10K Run will start at 9:00am, the 5K run will start at 9:05am, and the 2 Mile walk will begin at 9:15am.  All races will feature chip timing for both the start and the finish.  The start/finish line is in front of Clare High School.  T-Shirts are limited to the first 700 participants to sign up, and each participant in the 5K, 10K, or 2 Mile walk will also receive a free pancake breakfast.
Early packet pick-up and registration is from 6:00-8:00pm at the Clare High School Cafeteria on Friday, March 17th, 2017 . Please enter through the High School cafeteria doors.  Race day registration begins at 7:15am and ends at 8:45am on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at Clare High School in Clare, MI.  Registration will end promptly at 8:45am to ensure a 9:00am start.
Online Registration at www.runsignup.com/Race/MI/Clare/clareroadrace will end at 2pm on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.  After that point- all registration will need to occur in person at either the early packet pick-up/registration on Friday, March 17th or on the morning of the race on Saturday, March 18th.  Participants who pre-register by 3/11/17 will receive a reduced rate of $20.  The entry fee will be $25 after 3/11/17.
A free Kid's Run will take place at 10:45am, with ages 0-7 running 1/4 mile and ages 8-13 running 1/2 mile.  Registration will take place from 7:15-8:45am on Saturday, March 18th.  The kids will gather in the Clare High School lobby between 10:15-10:30am.  The Ages 0-7 Fun Run will begin at 10:45am and the Fun Run for ages 8-13 will follow shortly after. There is no early sign up for the Kids Run online or on Friday.
Extra Information:  Changing Facilities are available at Clare High School.  No time will be recorded for participants who choose to walk the 10K Run.  No refunds will be issued.  Participants may not run with dogs.  Participants may run with baby strollers, but will be asked to start near the back of the start line for safety precautions.  Extra banquet tickets for non-participants may be purchased in the Clare High School cafteria on the morning of the race for $5.  Breakfast in the cafeteria will close at 11am.
Awards: Newly designed medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group.  Age groups are listed below.  Plaques will be awarded to the overall top finishing male and females, top finishing male/female master's (Age 50 & Over), and top finishing Male/Female Youth (Ages 14 & Under). No awards will be given out for the 2 mile walk*  The awards presentation will take place at 11am in the Clare High School gym.  The results will be posted at: http://www.race-mrm.com/results.cfm
This race has been endorsed by the Governor's Council on Physical, Fitness, Health, and Sport.
Additional information about the Clare Irish Festival may be viewed at http://www.clareirishfestival.com/node/7
Please visit and like our Clare Irish Festival Road Race at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1788184998113768/

Road Race Map Links

5K Run Map:  http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/592122946

10K Run Map:  http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/600656552

2 Mile Walk Map: http://www.mapmywalk.com/routes/view/592124180

For more information, please contact the race directors at the information listed below.  E-mails will receive quicker responses.
Kyle McKown  kmckown@clare.k12.mi.us (517) 581-0810 or
Adam Burhans aburhans@clare.k12.mi.us (989) 400-2130

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