Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
Scoogie Events invites you to join us for a VERY SPECIAL 5th Annual Shake Your Shamrock 8k & 5k, Little Leprechaun Dash & Pot o' Gold Walk on St. Patrick's Day this year! Three festive runs & a walk followed by the “The Fifth Annual Shake Your Shamrock Festival" hosted by Scoogie Events, The Shoppes at English Village & Ironhill Brewery & Restaurant. And co-hosted by Harvest Seasonal Grill, Jules Thin Crust Pizza & Tony Roni's!!
SEE BELOW FOR THIS VERY EXCITING BRAND NEW PROGRAM FROM SCOOGIE EVENTS!! IT ALLOWS YOU TO EARN MONEY BACK....EASILY!!!
Saturday, March 17th (St. Patrick's Day:-) at 2:00 pm
The Shoppes at English Village, Ironhill Brewery & Restaurant
1460 Bethlehem Pike
North Wales, PA 19454
Shake Your Shamrock 8k & 5k, Little Leprechaun 1/2 Mile Kid's Run & Pot o' Gold 1 Mile Walk!
Little Leprechaun 1/2 mile Kid's Run starts at 2:00 PM.
Shake Your Shamrock 8K Race starts at 2:15.
Shake Your Shamrock 5k starts at 2:18.
Pot o' Gold 1 Mile Walk start at 2:19.
Jan 1-Jan 31: 8k & 5k Runs: $30, Little Leprechaun Run & Pot o' Gold Walk: $13 (Early Bird Pricing)
Feb 1-Feb 28: 8k & 5k Runs: $35, Little Leprechaun Run & Pot o' Gold Walk: $13
March 1-March 16: 8k & 5k Runs: $40, Little Leprechaun Run & Pot o' Gold Walk: $17
Race Day (March 17): (if not sold out): 8k & 5k Runs: $45, Little Leprechaun Run & Pot o' Gold Walk: $20 (Last year the event sold out in early March and we did not accept race day registrations)
**Please note that parents can join the Little Leprechaun Kids Fun Run but are encouraged to register for the Pot o' Gold walk so that you will be able to enjoy the food & beverages at the festival after the runs. Without a bib (run or walk bib), you will not be eligible for this.
INTRODUCING A VERY EXCITING BRAND NEW PROGRAM FROM SCOOGIE EVENTS THAT ALLOWS YOU TO EARN MONEY BACK....EASILY!!!
How it works: Once you have registered for either the Shake Your Shamrock 8k or the 5k, you will automatically be emailed a unique link in your confirmation email that you can then share with friends ANY WAY YOU'D LIKE: Post your link on Facebook, Twitter or email it to your friends, family & co-workers!
Once five people register using your link, you'll automatically receive $20 credit right back on your original payment method! Pretty AWESOME huh?! Wanna hear something even cooler? Share your link as often as you'd like cause we'll continue to reward you $20 for every 5 friends that use your link! Yup...it's REALLY TRUE!...Pretty cool huh?!
The Scoogie Events Share The Love Referral Program is a SUPER EASY process and you will LOVE seeing your money come back to you but, remember to make sure your link is used correctly or it won't work!
VERY Important Reminders:
~It will only count towards your referral if your link is used! Make sure you tell you friends to click on your link and then to continue the registration process without backing out of the page. If they back out and register not using your link, you will not receive referral credits!
~Remember, for this to work, you must share THE ENTIRE URL LINK (NOT just the referral code)
Have questions about the The Scoogie Events Share The Love Referral Program? Shoot us an email and we'll be happy to help in any way that we can :-)
~"Scoogie Events MULTI-FAMILY & FRIENDS Program" Save $10 when you register 3 people or more at this event:-)
~"Scoogie Events Multi Race Discount Program"
Participate in any 8 RACES for ONE PRICE! ($200). Saving you over $20 PER EVENT from race day pricing!!!
1. Register for Scoogie Events Multi-Race Discount Program for one low price ($200)
2. Receive an email with a unique code that allows you to then register for any 8 runs (not the Du or Tri).
3. Register ANY TIME you want...not time limit!
4. Go RUN :-)
This event WILL sell out at 700 runners.
Once 700 runners is reached, we CANNOT accept any more runners.....no exceptions.
Please sign up early to ensure your slot!!
• Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar will be serving complimentary healthy creations such as turkey chili, super grain salad & dessert parfaits to all registered runners.
ONLY THE BEST SWAG.....Scoogie Events is pulling out ALL THE STOPS for this special event!!!
~Special commemorative 5th year anniversary edition Shake Your Shamrock 1/4 zip pullover (BOTH WOMEN'S & MEN'S FIT!!!) for everyone that registers before supplies run out! We anticipate the 1/4 zip pullovers to be SOLD OUT by THE THIRD WEEK in February....Please register early to ensure that you receive one of these Special commemorative 5th year anniversary edition Shake Your Shamrock 1/4 zip pullovers!
~HUGE 3" custom designed 5th Anniversary edition Shake Your Shamrock finisher's medals for EVERYONE that crosses the finish line...yes EVERYONE!
~Special Edition 5th Anniversary Shake Your Shamrock Ironhill growler including a gift card from Ironhill to fill the growlers (for those 21 years or older) to EACH of the top three overall winners of BOTH the 8k & 5k races!
~Special Edition 5th Anniversary Shake Your Shamrock age group awards for the top three in each age division (5 year increments!) for BOTH the 8k & 5k races.
~Ironhill Brewery & Restaurant is our main sponsor and will be supplying the beer (free to all registrants over 21 years old)
~Complimentary food provided by Harvest Seasonal Grill, Jules Thin Crust Pizza, Trader Joe's & Tony Roni's.
~Costume prizes for costume categories provided by select stores within The Shoppes at English Village....over $1000 worth of prizes to be given out!
More tidbits of useful information about this special event:
The Shake Your Shamrock Event is located in the parking lot next to Ironhill Brewery which will play host to a variety of family fun activities and offer free Ironhill Brewery beer (for those over 21) & delicious seasonal foods from Harvest Seasonal Grill, Jules Thin Crust Pizza, Tony Roni's, Trader Joes and other local restaurants.
If you run your event in a costume, you will be entered in the "Best Costume Contest" or feel free to run in your normal run attire!
Events consist of a wheel measured, flat (sort of:-) & fast 8k, 5k, and a 1/2 mile kid's fun run and a 1 mile walk.
Please note that parents can join the Little Leprechaun Kids Fun Run but are encouraged to register for the Pot of Gold walk so that you will be able to enjoy the food & beverages at he festival after the runs. Without a bib (run or walk bib), you will not be eligible for this.
Please click here to register.
AMENITIES: Instant results available at finish. Results posted within hours of the events completion. We will have delectable seasonal foods from Harvest Seasonal Grill. Delicious handcrafted beers from Ironhill Brewery will be available inside the brewery after the race. Also....Jules Thin Crust Pizza, Tony Roni's, Trader Joe's and other local restaurants will have FREE food for the runners after the race at the race finish. (YES…Free awesome food)
Off-site parking: 1/4-1/2 mile...from race start (good warm up :-). Plenty of restrooms available...(We know you don't like lines:-)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Flat (mostly) and fast 8k & 5K Road Race starts and finishes at Iron Hill Brewery and the Shoppes at English Village and travels through English Village apartments onto Squires Lane out to Cedar Hill Road onto Biwood and back for the 5k.
For the 8k, continue on to the Horsham Power Line Trail and turn around at the 2.5 mile mark.. This is a beautiful run that is very fast and flat… Paved streets and gentle rolling hills. A great course! Will be held rain or shine. Please no strollers, bikes, roller blades, or skateboards allowed on course.
There will be water stops at the 1 mile mark and the 2.5 mile mark.
Packet Pickup for this race will be at NORTH WALES RUNNING COMPANY (time & day TBD)
RACE DAY: Check in for 8k, 5K & Kid’s Run participants from 12:30-1:45pm. No new registrations taken after 1:45pm.
NOTE: We do not issue any refunds, transfers or credits.
Kid's Run starts at 2:00, 8K Race starts at 2:10pm, 5k starts at 2:15.
AWARDS: "You ask for it.....we deliver": From now on, ALL Scoogie events age group awards will be in FIVE YEAR age increments!! Awesome awards for age groups in both the 8k & 5k runs! Awards given for 8K & 5k only, Kids Run is for FUN! Overall winner (male and female), plus top three males and females in each age category: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over. No mailing of awards or shirts. If you have to leave the race early for ANY reason, you must notify us to save your award. If you do not, we cannot hold/store awards and will likely be given to a race day entry or someone else. It is simply too much to hold/store & inventory the awards.
Note: If you are registered for this race and you registered in time to choose a t shirt/1/4 zip size BUT you are unable to run for whatever reason, you will NEED TO CONTACT us BEFORE RACE DAY and let us know if you'd like us to hold on to your reserved giveaway (t shirt or 1/4 zip) for you to pick up at a future Scoogie Event. If you do not do this, we cannot hold you shirt and it will be given to someone that registered after the deadline. We cannot mail shirts.
Thank you and remember this race will sell out so please remember to register early and save!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Got Questions? We got answers!
1. Can I participate with my dog?
Yes, but only if you wait till the end of the start allowing the majority of runners start and please be sure to bring a bag and clean up if your dog decides that it would be a good time to take a potty break. Also, you are more than welcome to walk with your dog :-) No dogs in the Kid's Fun Run please.
2. Do I need to pay for registration with my child for the 1/2 Mile Kid's Fun Run?
No, you do not need to pay, but you will need to register and pay for your child and add your name to their form if you plan to run with them :-)
3. Do I need to be 21 to participate?
No, but you do need to be 21 to enjoy Iron Hill's yummy holiday ales inside the brewery.
4. Do I have to run in a St. Patties Day costume?
No need to run in a costume if you don't want to, many will not be wearing a costume.
5. How do I enter the costume contest?
You will automatically be entered into the costume contest by wearing a costume :-)
6. Are the events wheel measured?
Only the 8K & 5k is wheel measured.
7. Do volunteers receive a Race Day Tee?
YES...please email firstname.lastname@example.org for info :-)
8. How do I receive a Race Day 1/4 zip?
By registering EARLY
9. How will I receive confirmation of registration?
We will email registration confirmations to EVERYONE that registers.
10. What does registration cover?
Price (for the 8K & 5K runs) include a commemorative 1/4 zip pullover (*while supplies last), free Ironhill beer (for those over 21) & free delicious award winning food from Harvest Seasonal Grill, Jules Pizza, Tony Roni’s and other local restaurants and entrance into the Shake Your Shamrock Festival! NOTE: We do not issue any refunds, transfers or credits.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VISIT OUR AWESOME SPONSORS:
North Wales Water Authority
The Shoppes at English Village
BounceU of Horsham
North Wales Running Company
Lansdale Auto Group
Montgomery Podiatry Associates