(Photo Credit - McGuire's Irish Pub)
The streets of Downtown Pensacola will be taken over by a green-hued crowd of 10,000+ this Saturday for McGuire's 41st Annual St. Patrick Day 5K Run. Touted as one of the most anticipated events of the year, the downtown district will be booming with thousands of revelers dressed to impress with many sporting eye-catching outfits from Irish-themed wear to the kookiest of ensembles. The 3.1 mile course is a prediction run meaning participants guess their running times beforehand and at the end of the race those with the closest finish times are declared the winners. Prizes will also be handed out to the fastest female and male runners and the fastest teams. The local event is kind of a big deal as it is the largest prediction 5K run in the entire nation.
All ages are welcome and the event will take place in rain or shine. The $30 admission fee will get you in the race and an official McGuire's 2018 run shirt. The deadline for registration is Thursday, March 8th at 2:00AM. The race begins Saturday morning at 9:00AM at McGuire's Irish Pub which serves as both the starting point and finish line. Try arriving an hour or two before the run begins to find the best parking and remember not to wear your watch or you will be disqualified. The race lasts approximately one hour and anyone still running after 10:00AM will be snatched up by the McGuire's bus. Afterwards, celebrate at one of the biggest post-race parties around with all-day entertainment featuring live music, delicious Irish fare, contests, and of course, a bevy of refreshing libations including McGuire's own Red Ale.
Grab your green tutu, kilt, or other green-clad gear and join in on McGuire's long-standing tradition of over 40 years! Whether you are running in the race or tailgating with friends on the sidelines, the day is guaranteed to be fun-filled with festivities and a bit of tomfoolery! Check out other Gulf Coast events taking place this Spring or follow us on Facebook @gulfcondos to find more information on happenings around the area such as Mullet Toss and Hangout Fest.
McGuire's St. Patrick's Day 5K Run
When: March 10th at 9:00AM
Where: McGuire's Irish Pub - 600 E Gregory St. Pensacola, FL 32502