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Feb 17, 2013

Reminder: ShamRock 'n' Roll Race coming in one month!!!

March 17th, 2013 - on St. Patrick's Day!!!!
As you all probably know, I've been blogging about Kona Running Company's races for the last year.  Fortunately for me, I was able to participate in last years Inaugural ShamRock N Roll race and it was an incredibly well run race.  See full review from last year(click HERE).

Well, believe it or not, their second year is almost year and will be in one month!!!!  This race is a super family oriented event located in downtown Plymouth, Michigan.  They'll have costume contests again so don't forget your costume.  According to the race director, Alan Whitehead, numbers for the race have been well above last year so you don't want to wait too long to sign up for this great race since registration is limited.  This is one of those must do races especially if you live in Michigan.  This race is great for seasoned runners looking for a fast time but also a great event for inexperienced racers/walkers for all to enjoy!

Remember also that if you want the coveted "Triple Crown" medal(and really, how doesn't want it?) you need to run the 10k or the 5k as this is the first race of the three part Triple Crown Series.  The second is the Kona Run in June and the Wicked Halloween Run in October.

Here are some details for the upcoming race:

Some items to note above.  First, I would suggest getting to the new race expo early so that you can pick up your free Kona Hat since it goes to the first 1,000 entrants.  Here's a preview of it:

Also, note that new this year is a Kona Swag Tote Bag.  How awesome is that?  That's the great thing about Kona Running Company - they are always trying to find ways to improve their races each year.  I can also tell you how many race expo's I've been to for a 10k - ZERO!  And I love going through and seeing the sponsors and what they offer.  In fact, I'll be there on Saturday volunteering with packet pickup as well so if you see me, stop me and introduce yourself.  Of course, there is the medal you get for running the 10k which is another great design and the technical race shirt for everyone:

In regards to the race schedule, here's the plan for race day below.  As you can see, the race also offers packet pick up that morning but I STRONGLY suggest that if you can make it to the expo that you go before race day.  It tends to get quite crowded the morning of the race and then you won't have to worry about being in line before the race start.  Also, note that they will have a concert in a HEATED tent after the race.  I love when races are prepared for any weather.  Personally, I'm hoping for weather like we had last year which was unseasonably warm. 

For those of you that have not run the course before, here's a look at each route:
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With that, I'll leave you with a few pictures of last years race.

Come join me this year.  Maybe we can have a green beer after the race?(not provided by race)

Interested in learning more, want to register now and/or keep up to date with information for this year?

Go to their website, HERE.

Go to their Facebook page, HERE.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a really awesome racing series. There are some similar ones around me but nothing that seems as well organized as Kona.