Event Cancelled – Shamrock Run Goes Virtual
We regret to inform our runners that the San Jose Shamrock Run 10K & 5K benefiting the San José-Dublin Sister Cities Scholarship Program has been canceled due to the increasing threat of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County. On Monday evening the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department issued a ban on gatherings larger than 1,000 persons, which our event categorizes under. While it is difficult to cancel an event, we support the County’s decision to ban large gatherings in the interest of the public’s health and safety.
Our mission at Run Local Events is to both ‘inspire people to move’ and to ‘improve local communities.’ With this in mind, we have pivoted to make the 2020 San Jose Shamrock Run a virtual event. We have switched all registered participants to virtual runners and will mail everyone a finisher medal, t-shirt, and race bib. Runners can expect to receive this by the end of next week.
Running, along with any physical and mental exercise, can be a powerful antidote to times of adversity by building personal strength and resilience. We encourage people to find safe ways to continue this practice while adhering to the various recommendations put forth by public officials to stay healthy. So, as you participate virtually over the coming days on your own (or as a small run group), please share your swag, stories, and stoke with #SJSHAMROCKRUN. And it’s OK to try and have some fun too as we all sort through this unprecedented issue.
A note about the Silicon Valley Half: We know many of you are also registered for the SV Half on Sunday, April 5. We will be posting updates to this event in the near future, as we are currently focused on this Saturday’s cancellation.
We know you likely have questions. Inquiries regarding the event’s cancellation or virtual run can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and on behalf of the San Jose – Dublin Sister City Program and The Run Local Bay Area Team we appreciate your continued support.
The San Jose Shamrock Run 10K & 5K benefiting the San José-Dublin Sister Cities Scholarship Program is now virtual only due to the increasing threat of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County. All virtual runners will receive in the mail their finisher medal, t-shirt, and race bib. Runners can expect to receive this by the end of next week. And yes, Virtual Runners count toward all of our Run Local Series and Challenges! As a Virtual Runner, you can complete the race distance on the route, day and time of your choosing. No official timing is necessary for Virtual Runners, but as you participate virtually over the coming days on your own (or as a small run group), please share your swag, stories, and stoke with #SJSHAMROCKRUN.
- Online registration closed
- March 14 8:00 AM PDT - 10k & 5k Run/Walk
- March 14 10:15 AM PDT - Kids Race