Shamrock 5K/10K Presented By Endodontic Specialists

Shamrock 5k and 10k logo
March 11, 2017
8:45 AM
 Asheville Catholic School presents the 11th Annual Shamrock Run Presented by Endodontic Specialists. 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 5K and 10K will start 15 minutes apart. The 10K will tentatively start at 9:00 AM and the 5K at 9:15 AM. The Fun Run will begin at 8:45 AM.The race will be the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day giving everyone a perfect way to celebrate this fun holiday. There will be great food, beer from Asheville Brewing, and entertainment after the race.

Thank you to all of our runners who braved the cold conditions this morning to set a record  attendance.  We also thank our great sponsors and volunteers without whom it would not be possible.  Results are posted below.


Race Cap:  There is a cap of 500 combined 5K/10K runners.

Start Times

Fun Run – 8:45 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 1-31, 2016: 10K-$22, 5K-$17, Fun Run-$10
January 1-31, 2017: 10K-$25, 5K-$20, Fun Run-$10
February 1-28, 2017: 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.

10K Course Map                       10K Cue Sheet

The 5K will remain the same as in the past and still offers a fun and challenging run in the neighborhoods of North Asheville.

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/Late Registration

Friday, March 10 – 4:00-6:00 PM – Asheville Catholic School Gymnasium

Saturday, March 11 –  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 February 27 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.

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 AM.


 will be presented to the top three overall male and female and top three masters (40 & Over) male and female in each race.

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

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

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 prizes during the awards ceremony of the 5K.

Asheville Track Club

The 10K race will be part of the 2017 Blue Ridge Orthodontics Grand Prix Series.  Club members will earn points for participating in this race.



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 Asbury Memorial Church, Ingles and surrounding neighborhood side streets. 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 another Asheville Catholic School event and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.


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