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We are so excited to bring back this event!
Fleet Feet will be hosting a 1.5-ish-mile un-timed fun run before the St. Patrick's Parade in the Village of Wappingers on Saturday, March 4th at 12:45 pm. The run will follow the entire parade route which is approximately 1.5 miles in length and will conclude in Mesier Park. Wear your most festive St. Patrick's gear and let's kick off parade day with some fun!
Participants should be aware that this is a point-to-point run which presents some logistical considerations. Please read below re: course/parking etc. before registering!
All participants will receive the following with their entry fee:
- Participation in our 1.5 ish mile un-timed fun run where the roads will be closed to traffic for the parade
- A custom-designed Shamrock Run race bib
- A custom-designed handmade finisher's medal (image coming soon)
- A custom-designed pair of Shamrock Run socks (we gave away similar socks at our Ugly Sweater Run and participants LOVED them!)
- All registered participants will be entered to win some fabulous St. Patrick's Day-themed prizes after the run just for registering
Registration is online only - there will be no in-store sign-ups for this event. Runners & walkers of all paces are encouraged including first-timers. The use of headphones is strongly discouraged and we promise that you won't need them anyway!
Bib Pickup will take place at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie starting on Friday, March 3rd (10am-7pm) & Saturday, March 4th (10am-12pm) during our normal business hours. An email will be sent to all participants on Wednesday 3/1 with additional details about the event including SWAG pickup and other pertinent details. Please be sure that you are registering with a valid email address, that you check, or you will risk missing important communications.
On the morning of the race, it is recommended that you park at the Shoppes at South Hills and we will take a short walk as a group down to the start line on Route 9D in the village of Wappingers. It will be your responsibility to get back to your car after the run. You can also attempt to park close to the finish and walk or get a ride to the start. Race day registration will be $30.
Is there a minimum age to participate?
This is a family-friendly event and there is no minimum age to participate the entire parade route will be closed to traffic. Please use your best judgment when registering minors for this event.
Can I bring a stroller or a dog on a leash?
We ARE able to accommodate strollers at this event, however, we ask that extreme caution is used particularly on the downhill portion of the run. Please leave adequate space between your stroller and other runners. We are unfortunately unable to accommodate dogs at this event.
Do you have a course map?
I signed up but can't attend, can I transfer my registration?
Yes! Since this is an un-timed fun run you can transfer your registration. If you are reselling your space, you would handle that on your end, we don't resell spaces. Also please note that sock sizes likely cannot be adjusted.
I can't participate due to injury/illness/family emergency etc., can I get a refund or transfer my registration to another event?
We are unfortunately unable to offer refunds or transfers, race supplies are ordered as registrations come in. You can transfer your registration per above and you can also pick up your SWAG even if you don't make it to the event.
What if the weather is bad?
The event will happen rain or shine and we would only not run or delay the start time if there were dangerous conditions such as thunder & lightning. Any updates due to weather considerations will be sent to all participants via email.
What if I miss the event, can I pick up my SWAG after?
Yes, you can, anytime during normal business hours. We just ask that you please pick it up before March 31st when everything will be purged.
Where do the race fees go? Does this event raise money for something?
Each event that raises money for a specific cause will be explicitly stated, including a detailed explanation of how much is going where. For the large majority of our events though, the race fees are used to purchase the giveaway items and other goodies that make our events amazing. We view our races and events as a marketing arm of our in-store business which means that we aren't ever really looking to make a profit on events. This model is vastly different from most events that are profit-driven and this differentiation enables us to put all of the race fees back into the events, making them a fantastic experience for participants. We usually go a bit over the top with food, drinks, giveaways, and other extras to ensure everyone has a great time!
Do you still have a question? Please email us at email@example.com or by clicking the "QUESTIONS?" button on this page. Someone will get back to you in a very timely manner. This method of communication is preferred vs. calling the store as our fitters are usually busy assisting customers and most are not well versed in the specifics of every event.
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