Blue Diamond Almonds Shamrock'n Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids' Leprechaun Chase 1/2 Mile
March 14, 2015 (5K & Kids' Leprechaun Chase 1/2 Mile)
March 15, 2015 (Half Marathon)
Race registration for the 2015 Shamrock'n 5K and Half Marathon will open on Nov. 3, 2014 at 10:00 am
Put on your kilt, grab your lucky 4-leaf clover and join us for the 11th Annual Blue Diamond Almonds Shamrock’n Half Marathon, 5K and Kids’ Leprechaun Chase ½ Mile on March 14-15, 2015. Over 10,000 of our closest friends will be joining us at Raley Field will you? Run the Tower Bridge, see the Capitol, enjoy 15 live bands on course, and run through the loud cheer station at Blue Diamond Almonds and finish on the field at Raley Field. The event will sell out so don’t press your luck, get in early. We have everything from costumed runners to elite athletes to free beer and much more.
Scanlon and Kibii Victorious At Blue Diamond Almonds Shamrock'n Half Marathon
Brendan Scanlon of Chico, Calif. and Jane Kibii of Auburn, Calif. garnered big wins in competitive fields at the 10th Annual Blue Diamond Almonds Shamrock'n Half Marathon. Scanlon, 25, an accomplished runner recorded a winning time of 1 hour, 8 minutes and 48 seconds. Kibii notched the women’s victory in 1:16:01 edging out Bria Wetsch the second place finisher by 47 seconds. Both Kibii and Wetsch set race records. It was a gorgeous sunny day with 8500 half marathon entrants.
Shamrock'n Half Marathon & 5k Supports:
Fleet Feet Sacramento launched Project Fit, a free after school running platform that encourages youth fitness for any interested Sacramento elementary school in 2010. The program provides training workouts, coaching to parent volunteers who lead the program, and t-shirts for each student. Since it's inception Project Fit has helped over 3,000 children enjoy fitness through running. Learn more at projectfit.fleetfeetsacramento.com
The Triumph Cancer Foundation is a Sacramento-based registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation's signature program, Triumph Fitness, is a 12-week program designed specifically to help adult cancer survivors to regain their strength and stamina after cancer treatment. Information can be found online at www.triumphfound.org.