The luck of the Irish will be on you at the Irish 5k/10k! This race gives participants the opportunity to test themselves at either the 5k or 10k distance. The event begins and ends at the Bentonville Community Center. Race day registration is not available. Please note that dogs are NOT allowed on the race course due to safety concerns.
***Register by February 9, 2024 to guarantee your shirt size.***
When: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:30am
Where: Bentonville Community Center (1101 SW Citizens Circle)
Packet pick-up is available during the following days/times at the Downtown Activity Center, 215 SW A Street in Bentonville:
March 7: 8:00am-6:00pm
March 8: 8:00am-6:00pm
We need YOU as a Course Marshal! Course marshals must be 18+ (or have supervision of an adult). Course marshals are responsible for keeping vehicles off of the course to keep the runners safe. This may mean helping drivers re-route to their destination away from the course, or simply holding traffic until the course reopens if there's not an alternate route available. Safety vests are required and are available at the Downtown Activity Center if volunteer doesn't own one. If you're interested in volunteering, check out our signup!
The 10K race begins first at 7:30am. Then, the 5K race begins at 7:45am. Please allow yourself enough time to park and get to the starting area at the Community Center. There is plenty of parking around the Community Center.
Your race packet contains your shirt, but it also contains a couple of important articles for your race participation...your race bib with your race number that's been assigned to you and corresponding shoe chip. Your race number should be affixed to the front of your outermost layer with the safety pins provided. Please be sure your bib is visible when you race! Your shoe tag MUST be attached to your shoe laces with the provided wire ties for the most accurate timing information. DO NOT CARRY THE CHIP IN YOUR HAND OR YOUR POCKET.
Step 1: Thread the wire twist ties under the shoe laces.
Step 2: Thread the shoe tag onto the wire twist ties.
Step 3: Secure the shoe tag by twisting the wire twist ties firmly together.
Be sure to turn in your shoe tag in the finish line area following your race! The shoe tags are reusable and expensive to replace!
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