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Sharin' O' the Green 2018
Saturday, March 17 in Fort Collins, CO
all proceeds benefit Partners Mentoring Youth

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Join us for a 5K race to celebrate St. Patrick's Day  in CITY PARK, Fort Collins! The race starts/finishes at City Park Drive and Sheldon Drive. 

The course is fast, flat, USTAF certified, and chip timed!

Wear your finest and most fun green apparel to show off your Irish pride and support a cause that is changing lives. 

After the race, head downtown to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Adult registration includes a timed bib, a free cotton shirt, and an Odell beer.

Youth 17 and younger are only $10; please register to receive a timed bib. Youth registration includes a cotton tshirt. 

Youth 12 and under can participate for free and without registration, in the Shamrock Scurry. No registration necessary just show up on race day! Scurry begins at 8:00am.


Your registration, merchandise purchases, and donations go directly to helping us serve local youth through the power of mentoring.  

**Day-Of Registration starts at 7:00 AM and closes at 8:00 AM** 

**Day-Of Registration Prices increase $5 per person**

Registration costs are non-refundable 

Registration fees

Youth Individual Registration (children ages 17 and Under) Closed

Registration includes cotton tshirt. Youth 3 and over receive a bib. If interested in doing the kids 1 mile Shamrock Scurry you do not need to register!

  1. $10.00
    Nov 27 - Mar 15

Team Registration Closed

Registration closed
  • Team of 4+ individuals, Includes cotton t-shirt. Price is per person

    1. Closed
      Nov 27 – Jan 15
    2. $30.00
      Jan 16 – Mar 15

Individual Registration Closed

Registration closed
  • Adult Individual, Includes cotton t-shirt

    1. Closed
      Nov 27 – Jan 15
    2. $35.00
      Jan 16 – Mar 15

Partners Mentoring Youth Mission

The mission of Partners Mentoring Youth: To support one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, academic or social lives. All funds raised through this event  directly support local youth. 

If you want to become a mentor or would like to learn more about our program check out our website.

This is your chance to be someone's pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow. Support Partners beyond your registration. Here's how: 

     1. Become a Sharin' O' the Green Fundraiser: Promote your participation in the race and ask friends and family to support you and local youth mentoring! 

     2. Become a Partners Mentoring Youth donor: Consider giving a financial gift to Partners Mentoring Youth and be the difference in the lives of local youth!

     3. Become a Mentor: We have over 100 youth waiting for a mentor like you. Learn more!


Q: Will there be day-of registration?
A:We encourage everyone to register online by midnight Thursday, March 15th to ensure a spot. Day of Registration will run from 7:00am-8:00am on Saturday, March 17th, or until we reach capacity. Day of Registration will increase to $40/person and $35/team member, and $15 per youth 17 and under running the 5k. 

Q: What if it snows, will the race be canceled?
A: Rain or sun, we still run! Please decide on your participation based on your own circumstances and remember that all participants run at their own risk. Please remember in the event of catastrophic conditions, we will not issue refunds. 

Q: What can I purchase at the race?
A: Cotton shirts are $10.00 and short sleeve technical shirts are $20.00. It is first-come-first-serve, so we may be running low on certain sizes.
Q: Do I have to register my child for the race?
A: We do not give bibs out to children under 3 (but they can still participate). Youth ages 3-17 receive a bib; please register using the Youth Registration category. 

Q: Do I have to register my kid/s for the Shamrock Scurry?
A: No registration necessary, just have youth 12 and under line up for the race at the starting line before 8:00am.  Be sure to purchase a shirt for them at Registration so they have a lasting memory of their experience!

Q: How do I get to the Parade?
A:We will publish the route soon and be sure to share detailed directions asap!

Q: When does the course need to be clear?
A: By 10:00am. If there are still participants on the course, we cannot ensure that safety measures taken during the race time will be available. 

Q: How do I get my free Odell Beer?
A: You can redeem your bib for a beer (21+) at Odell brewing Company from 3/17-3/21. Please remember to bring your ID. The name on the ID must match the name on the bib.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes! We love furry friends; however, we do ask that you line up towards the back. Leashes can pose a tripping hazard to runners.

 Q: Can I push a stroller?
A: Yes! This is a family friendly event and we believe in starting Sharin' O' the Green racers young! Please line up towards the back.

Q: Where can I see race results?
A: You can find them on Race Roster, Runlimited LLC, and Partners Mentoring Youth.

Packet Pick-Up



*You can also pick up your packet on race day at the "Packet Pick-Up" tent from  


Participating as a team is a great way to save money on registration and have tons of fun! Teams must have 4 or more participants. You can give your team a creative name, wear coordinating costumes, and have a blast cheering one another on to the finish line.

Route Map

The race starts/finishes at the cross section of City Park Drive and Sheldon Drive. 5aa894ac2e47a.jpg


Top runners in the following categories will receive awards and cash prizes:

  • Top overall male
  • 2nd overall male 
  • 3rd overall male

  • Top overall female
  • 2nd overall female
  • 3rd overall female

  • Top Masters Male
  • 2nd Masters Male
  • 3rd Masters Male

  • Top Masters Female
  • 2nd Masters Female
  • 3rd Masters Female

The first and second male and female finishers in the following age groups will receive awards and prizes:

  • 14 and younger
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80+

Additional Award categories:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Largest Team
  • Fastest Team
  • Fastest Stroller
  • Fastest Dog

Thank You Sponsors!


Discount Opportunities

To encourage you to keep on running, we have teamed up with Colorado Marathon 2018 and Kaiser Permanente to offer 10% off registration of any race with the Colorado Marathon. Use promo code THRIVE while spaces are still open. 5a32b37c5aecb.jpg

Top Teams


Crop Dusters

Raised: $135.00


Run Daly

Raised: $65.00


Come and Guinness

Raised: $50.00

Top Fundraisers


Cheryl Nacos

Raised: $50.00


Banner Combs

Raised: $35.00


Greg Tjossem

Raised: $25.00

Event Schedule

  • March 15 4:00 PM MDT - Packet Pick-Up @ Odell Brewing

  • March 16 4:00 PM MDT - Packet Pick-Up @ Odell Brewing

  • March 17 7:00 AM MDT - Day of Registration/Bib Pick-Up

  • March 17 8:00 AM MDT - Shamrock Scurry (Kids Fun Run)

  • March 17 8:00 AM MDT - Day of Registration Closes

  • March 17 8:15 AM MDT - Sharin' O' the Green 5K

  • March 17 9:15 AM MDT - Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

Fort Collins

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