Asheville Catholic School's 12th Annual Shamrock 5K/10K/Fun Run

2018 Asheville Shamrock Run Logo
March 17, 2018
8:30 AM

Asheville Catholic School presents the 12th Annual Shamrock Run on Saturday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day. There are two races: a 5K and a 10K, both of which start and finish at ACS and run through the beautiful neighborhoods of North Asheville. A fun run will precede the start of the 5K and 10K.  The 10K will start at 9:00 AM and the 5K at 9:15 AM. The Fun Run will begin at 8:30 AM. The event will be on St. Patrick’s Day this year – Saturday, March 17 –  giving everyone a perfect way to celebrate this fun holiday. There will be great food, beer, and a DJ before and after the races.

Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, volunteers, and spectators for making the Asheville Catholic School’s 12th Annual Shamrock 5K/10K/Fun Run a very special event.  Results from today’s races are posted below.


The 5K and 10K are sold out.

On-site registration for the Fun Run will be available on Friday and Saturday at the times below.

Start Times

Fun Run – 8:30 AM
10K – 9:00 AM
5K – 9:15 AM

All races start on Culvern Street in front of the school and end in the school parking lot.

Entry Fees

December 1, 2017-January 31, 2018: 10K-$25, 5K-$20, Fun Run-$10
February 1-28: 10K-$30, 5K-$25, Fun Run-$10
March 1 thru race day: 10K-$35, 5K-$30, Fun Run-$10


All races start and finish at Asheville Catholic School.

The 5K and 10K will remain the same as the past two years, offering a fun and challenging run in the neighborhoods of North Asheville.

10K Course Map                       10K Cue Sheet

5K Course Map                       5K Cue Sheet

The Fun Course is a .4 mile course that goes to and around St. Eugene’s Catholic Church before returning to the school.

Packet Pickup

Friday, March 16 – 4:00-6:00 PM – Asheville Catholic School Gymnasium

Saturday, March 17 –  7:00-9:00 AM –  Asheville Catholic School Gymnasium


All 5K and 10K runners will receive a long-sleeve cotton shirt.  Those in the Fun Run will receive a short-sleeve shirt and a prize at the finish line.

Shirts will be ordered on March 1 so anyone registering after that date may not receive a shirt and/or in the size they prefer.  We encourage you to register before this date.

Mission Health My Generation Running Series

All participants in the Shamrock 5K and 10K are automatically entered in this innovative new series that awards points based not on the age group you ran in but your generation.
Centennials or Gen Z (born in the year 1996 or later)
Millenials (born in the years of 1985-1995)
Generation X’ers (born in the years 1965-1984)
Baby Boomers (born in the years 1946-1964)
Traditionalists (born in the years 1945 or earlier)

Runners in these races plus those in the Festival Frenzy 5K (May 26), Highland Night Flight (July 28) and Super Hero 5K & Super Villain 10K (September 22) will earn points toward a grand prize pool of $6,500.

Following Shamrock, all runners will receive an email with race results in the My Generation format and current standings.

Mission Health My Generation Race Series Logo


Post Race

Post-race activities will take place in the gymnasium and playground area.  Food and drink, including beer for all of-age participants, will be available to all runners.  There will be separate award ceremonies for each race inside the gym with the 5K ceremony starting at approximately 10:15 AM and the 10K ceremony at approximately 10:45



Foot Rx git cards will be presented to the top three overall male and female and top three masters (40 & Over) male and female.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups:

6 & Under, 7-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75 & Over


Jus’ Running gift cards will be presented to the top three overall male and female and top three masters (40 & Over) male and female.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups:

13 & Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

Fun Run

Fun Run participants will receive a finisher medal.


Please plan on being present for the awards ceremony or make arrangements for someone else to pick up your award.  Awards will not be mailed.

We will have a costume contest for both kids and adults.  The best St. Patrick’s Day themed costume (1 child and 1 adult) will receive a prize.

Asheville Track Club

The 10K race will be part of the 2018 Asheville Track Club Grand Prix Series.  Club members will earn points for participating in this race

2018 ATC Grand Prix Logo


The race will utilize chip timing. Chips must be worn on your shoe in order for you to receive a time.


Limited parking is available at the Asheville Catholic School. Parking is also available at the following locations:

  • St. Eugene Catholic Church (Culvern Street just past the school)
  • Asbury Memorial Church (Beaverdam Road)
  • Grace Episcopal Church (upper and lower lots off of Ottari Road)
  • Steinmart shopping complex (across Merrimon Avenue)
  • Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (on Merrimon Avenue)
  • Surrounding neighborhood side streets.
  • Note: Please do not park in the North Asheville Animal Hospital parking lot across from the school on Beaverdam as they are open for business that morning.


The Asheville Catholic School has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer partial discounts for those canceling during our cancellation periods.
If the event is NOT sold out, a discount code for 50% of your race registration fee will be offered until 7 days days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 7 days days before the event, if the event is not sold out.
If the event IS sold out, a discount code for 100% of your race registration fee will be offered until 5 days days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 5 days days before the event, if the event is sold out.
Partial discount codes are only available for cancellations of completed registrations. A registration is considered incomplete if payment was mailed in and has not yet been received.

Discount codes can be used to register for the 2019 event.

Transfers of entries between participants will be accepted through March 12 by completing and submitting this Transfer Form. This is the only way transfers or the selling of bibs between participants will be allowed. Anyone who is discovered to have purchased or accepted another person’s bib without submitting this form will be disqualified and banned from future races.


2018 Shamrock 5K Overall
2018 Shamrock 5K Age Group
2018 Shamrock 10K Overall
2018 Shamrock 10K Age Group
2017 Shamrock 5K Overall
2017 Shamrock 5K Age Group
2017 Shamrock 10K Overall
2017 Shamrock 10K Age Group
2016 Shamrock 5K Overall
2016 Shamrock 5K Age Group
2016 Shamrock 10K Overall
2016 Shamrock 10K Age Group
2015 Shamrock 5K Overall
2015 Shamrock 5K Age Group
2015 Shamrock 10K Overall
2015 Shamrock 10K Age Group


Races don’t happen without great volunteers. If you would like to be part of this event, support Asheville Catholic School and be there in various ways for our 500 runners, we would love to have you. Click HERE to sign up for any of our available spots.


Please email general race questions to