Asheville Catholic School's 14th Annual Shamrock 5K/10K/Fun Run

Asheville Catholic Shamrock 5K
October 31, 2020
8:30 AM

Asheville Catholic School presents the 14th Annual Shamrock Run on Saturday, March 14. 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. All events benefit the O’Brien and William Edward Gibbs Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The event will be three days before St. Patrick’s Day this year giving everyone a perfect way to celebrate this fun holiday. There will be great food, beer, and a DJ before and after the races.

On Wednesday, March 11, we made the difficult decision to postpone Saturday’s Shamrock 5K/10K/Fun Run due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).  This decision was not made in haste but given the rapid expansion of the virus and the nature of our venue at Asheville Catholic School, we feel this is the best decision for our runners, volunteers, staff and all who would come in contact with the event.

We are rescheduling the event for Saturday, October 31.

Because we are so close to the event and everything has been purchased for it, we cannot issue refunds but should you not be able to attend the new date, you can cancel your entry and receive a 100% credit for the 2021 Shamrock race on March 13, 2021.

To cancel, go to www.IMAthlete.com, log in, click My Events (from the global nav), Click the Manage Registration link next to this event, Select Cancel Registration, and follow the rest of the steps to cancel.

For more information on how you can keep you and your family safe, please go to the Centers for Disease Control and Buncombe County Health Department websites.

Take care and God Bless!

Registration

Asheville Shamrock Run 2020 Artwork

Registration for the rescheduled 2020 Shamrock 5K/10K/Fun Run will remain open until the new race date or it sells out.

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, 2019-January 31, 2020: 10K-$30, 5K-$25, Fun Run-$10
February 1-28: 10K-$35, 5K-$30, Fun Run-$10
March 1 thru race day: 10K-$40, 5K-$35, Fun Run-$10

Registration Protection Insurance Program

Through our registration platform, IMAthlete, we are offering this insurance from Allianz Global Assistance.  Those purchasing this insurance during online registration are eligible to be reimbursed for the cost of your registration fee should you become injured or another event procludes you from racing.  Click HERE for more information about this program.

It does not cover COVID-19, including registration fees lost due to races being postponed or cancelled because of the pandemic.

Should you not purchase the insurance at the time of registration, you have 14 days to go back and purchase it should you decide at a later time you want it.

Course(s)

All races start and finish at Asheville Catholic School.

The 5K and 10K will remain the same as the past three 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, October 30 – 4:00-6:00 PM – Asheville Catholic School Gymnasium

Saturday, October 31 –  7:00-9:00 AM –  Asheville Catholic School Gymnasium

Stuff

5K/10K

All pre-registered runners will receive a long-sleeve, tech race shirt at Packet Pickup.

Fun Run

All pre-registered runners will receive a short-sleeve, 100% cotton race shirt at Packet Pickup.

Dogs

We love dogs but this is not the place for them – either in the races or at the school.  Anyone with a dog will be asked to remove them from school property.

Post Race

The best post-race food in Asheville racing will be back again from our ACS parents along with beer for all of-age participants.   Food provided by the Asheville Catholic School Hispanic Community and the Hirt Family.

 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

Awards

5K

Special prizes will be presented to the top three overall male and female and top three masters (40 & Over) male and female.  Our friends at Foot Rx will be providing gift cards for the top 3 overall male and female ($75-1st, $50-2nd, $40-3rd) and top 3 masters male and female ($40-1st, $30-2nd, $20-3rd).

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

10K

Special prizes will be presented to the top three overall male and female and top three masters (40 & Over) male and female.  Our local running store, Jus’ Running, will be providing gift cards for the top 3 overall male and female ($75-1st, $50-2nd, $40-3rd) and top 3 masters male and female ($40-1st, $30-2nd, $20-3rd).

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

Every Fun Run participant will receive a prize at the finish line.

General

Please plan on being present for the awards ceremony or make arrangements for someone else to pick up your award. They are glass and cannot 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.

Timing

The race will utilize chip timing.

The chips are attached to the back of your race bib so don’t crinkle them.  Please make sure your bib is visible on your front at all times, but especially when crossing the finish line.

Parking

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)
    • Ira Jones Elementary School
    • Surrounding neighborhood side streets.
    • Note: Please hide your valuables.  None of these properties are responsible for stolen items or damage to your vehicles
    • 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.

Refunds/Transfers

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 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 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.

Discount codes can be used to register for the 2020 event.

This policy only applies to the Asheville Catholic School 10K/ 5K/Fun Run.  Discount codes from the previous year may not be used for any other events owned or managed by Glory Hound Events or its partnerships.

Transfers of entries between participants will be accepted through Monday, October 26 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.

Results

2019 Shamrock 5K Overall
2019 Shamrock 5K Age Group
2019 Shamrock 10K Overall
2019 Shamrock 10K Age Group
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

Volunteers

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.

Questions

Please email general race questions to ashevillecatholicshamrockrun@gmail.com