MSU Tower Guard Shamrock 5k - POSTPONED

Thursday October 1st, 2020

East Lansing, MI

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2020 RACE POSTPONED  - Please read the following message from the Race Committee

In light of recommendations from MSU, the state of Michigan, and the CDC to avoid gatherings of 100+ individuals, we have decided to postpone Tower Guard’s Shamrock 5K. Thus, the race will not be held Saturday, March 14th 2020. Thank you so much to all of you for your desire to participate in this event and contribute to Tower Guard and the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities’ efforts to make MSU more accessible. 

Our current goal is to host the 20th Shamrock 5K this coming summer. Since experts do not yet have estimates for how long this public health issue will last (thus how long we will be advised to avoid large gatherings), we cannot confidently set a date for this run at this moment. We will continue to follow the advice of public health officials and our university as we look to set a new date to host this event. We appreciate your flexibility as we try to navigate this situation.

We will notify you in the coming months regarding the status of our event. Registering for the March 14th Shamrock 5K will automatically grant you registration to the rescheduled future Shamrock 5K. 

Should the recommendation to avoid gatherings persists until fall of 2020, we may discuss canceling the run, but that looks unlikely at this point in time and we will work diligently to make sure that we are able to put on a Shamrock 5K! 

Thank you all again so much for your willingness to be flexible with us. If you have any questions or concerns moving forward, please feel free to reach out to the race organizers at the following email: [email protected]. I hope you have a great week and stay safe.

Thank you,

Shamrock 5K Organizers


The Tower Guard class of 2000 founded the Shamrock 5k Run – Walk – Roll as an annual event to raise funds for the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. This year we carry on the tradition and are hosting the 20th Annual Shamrock 5k on March 14, 2020 at 10:00 am at the MSU Auditorium, located on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan.

Tower Guard is a sophomore honor society dedicated to assisting students with disabilities at Michigan State University by reading and transcribing textbooks and exams, assisting with class and laboratory work, and providing campus orientation, among many other things. We volunteer under the direction of the RCPD, which functions to provide technical assistance, auxiliary services, and training to our volunteers and students with disabilities.

Team pricing available - Form a team of 10 or more people and receive $5 off per participant. Details below.

Family pricing available - Sign up 3 or more people from the same household, at the same time, and save $3 per participant.  (not valid for MSU Students)

See below for details on how to get 50% off your registration fee!

We hope this race will be the biggest and best Shamrock 5K yet! The 5K committee has been hard at work organizing the details that will make the atmosphere fun for participants of all ages and abilities: you can look forward to music, complimentary food and drinks, hundreds of dollars worth of raffle prizes from local businesses, and an appearance by Sparty (dependent on March Madness scheduling)! Everyone receives a Shamrock Run - Walk - Roll T-shirt and qualifies for raffle prizes just by registering for the race. Best of all, because of the awesome fundraising efforts of our committee, almost every dollar of your registration fee goes straight to the RCPD!

We look forward to seeing you at the 20th Annual Shamrock 5K!

The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and online at Playmakers.com.

Race Distances

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Start Location

542 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing, MI

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