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St. Patrick's Day Run Bloomington

Sunday September 20th, 2020

Bloomington, IL

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A message from St Pat's 5K Director Bill Read.

I thought for sure we'd have a St Pat's 5K in 2020. And it's difficult to share we will not be having the race as expected.

The St Pat's 5K is more than just a run. It's a chance to see friends and have a great time after some exercise. However, much like in March, so many things that make the St Pat's 5K great just cannot go forward safely.

You might recall our first attempt was cancelled just 48 hours prior to the race. So we have your shirts for you, and yes, you get them.

The VFW is the primary benefactor of this event. On Sunday, September 20th, 11AM-3PM you can pick up your shirt at the VFW. Please respect social distancing upon entry, wear your mask, and get your shirts. We also encourage you to go for a run. It will not be timed, but go have fun and stay active. (Note, if you choose to run the course, there will be no street closures, please be aware of your surroundings and run at your own risk.) Finally, if you are not comfortable entering the VFW we would be happy to help make arrangements that day to bring your shirt(s) to your car.

I've heard your feedback both for and against the race and the associated activities. Please know we've brainstormed many options before deciding this today. It was a very difficult decision. Please stay safe and healthy so we can go back to a normal race soon.



Announcement - March 30th, 2020

The Bloomington St. Patrick's Day Run has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 20th, 2020! Let's celebrate "Half Way" to St. Patrick's Day.

The March 15th event was cancelled just 48 hours prior to the race as the Corona-virus outbreak was beginning. We thank you for your patience while we identified a new plan of action during this unprecedented time. If you were previously registered for the March 15th race you are automatically in the September 20th race.

Registration has reopened for those who were unable to get registered and would still like to participate.

Shirt and bib pickup will be available the weekend of 9/19 and 9/20. Shirts will not be available in advance of that weekend.

Stay safe and keep running.


Proceeds go to Veterans Helping Veterans.

Get ready for a PR! This 5k course is about as flat as you can get. The race starts and finishes on Lincoln Avenue and is basically an out and back course. The post race takes place at the VFW Hall Post 454 in Bloomington.

Early Packet Pick-Up: 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Saturday at the Bloomington VFW Post 454
Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Bloomington VFW Post 454

Race Distances

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1 Mile Fitness Walk (No bib, not timed) Click to Find Out Register »
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Start Location

VFW Bloomington, Bloomington, IL

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