Events: Drop your green beer and run
St. Paddy’s Day has turned over a new leaf. Puns aside’while the day is more associated with drinking green lager
St. Paddy’s Day has turned over a new leaf. Puns aside’while the day is more associated with drinking green lager and guys begging for a smooch with their ‘Kiss Me I’m Irish’ buttons, I’m loving the idea of a St. Patrick’s Day race. Here are a few. Good luck!
The Original St Patrick’s Day Road Race
March 12, Calgary
This race has a 5-K and 10-K events, starting at Central Memorial High School. The kicker, you could win your weight in beer’ Register at eventsonline.ca.
March 12, Vancouver
This is a short and quick race (check out the route). And of course, there will be beer, at the Granville Island Brewing after party.
Register at stpatricks5k.com.
Green Sock Half & Shamrock Race
March 13, Burnaby, BC
This Irish race includes a half marathon, 7 mile, 5K events as well as a kids run around Burnaby lake. But if you’re not a runner, know that you can walk the races, too. Didn’t see anything about beer for this, though. Register at runningroom.com.
The Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk
This run/walk, in its 11th anniversary, starts at Steam Whistle Brewing, conveniently… At the end of the race you’ll be treated to a bowl of Irish chili (?!) and beer. Events include individual and team races. Here’s the route. Register at runningroom.com.
March 12, Hamilton
Now this is a good race for beginners: A 5K downhill race with 386-foot elevation drop over the length of the course. You’re bused to the starting point and run down to the finish line. Register at runningroom.com.
So how are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Are you going to stick to your healthy lifestyle or is it an Irish cheat day for you?
Other ways to be healthy on St. Paddy’s:
‘ 10 ways to eat green on St. Patrick’s Day
‘ 11 ways to eat dark green vegetables