The race will start in front of New York City Pizza at Heritage Plaza, and the course will run down Pope Avenue, onto North Forest Beach Drive, and back onto Lagoon Road to finish inside Coligny Plaza. The flat and fast course is perfect for both walkers and runners.
A commemorative Shamrock Run tech t-shirt and a string of St. Patrick’s Day Party beads will be handed out to the first 400 participants. There will also be a fun "Beat the Leprechaun" competition going on during the race. Every runner who beats the Hilton Head Leprechaun to the finish line will receive a special Shamrock Run gift.
“We’ve been involved with this event for a few years, now, and it’s always a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,”’ said Warner Peacock, President and CEO of New River Auto Mall.
The Shamrock Run Block Party following the event will be hosted by New York City Pizza, and will feature an awards ceremony, pizza, refreshments, music, and door prizes.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as to the top three in each age category. Everyone in attendance will be eligible to win exciting door prizes.
For information, those interested should contact Bear Foot Sports online (http://www.bearfootsports.com/
"The Annual Shamrock 5K is a fun and healthy St. Patrick’s Day family tradition,” said Mark Weisner, event organizer and owner of Bear Foot Sports, “We encourage everyone to run in green and 'Get their Irish On.' It's always great to see generations of the same family running by in their matching colors and something about running on an ethnic holiday makes the finish line celebration that much more festive."
Sponsor Subaru of Hilton Head is looking forward to a terrific turnout of families from throughout the Lowcountry to participate in the festivities and show their support for Mental Health America of Beaufort as well as Jasper and Hilton Head High School Athletics.
Subaru of Hilton Head is part of the New River Auto Mall. New River Auto Mall, LLC owns 9 dealerships featuring 15 franchises, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, and Volkswagen. In addition to vehicle sales, the New River Auto Mall features a state-of-the-