SATURDAY | MARCH 12, 2022 | 8 AM

Bagpipes will sound, glasses will rise and a sea of green will flood the street! Since 1979, the  St. Patrick’s Day Run has kicked off the shenanigans! Whether you hail from Missouri, Kansas or the beloved hills of the homeland, sign up now for the greatest Gaelic gathering this side of the Atlantic……and may the luck of the Irish be with you!     

Friday, March 11,  noon to 5pm.

Garry Gribbles Running Sports at the Ward Parkway Center, 8600 Ward Parkway, KCMO 64114

Sat March 12 (race morning) 7-8am. 

Runners may pick up another runners packet by providing the runners name. Be sure to let them know you are picking up for them. If you would like to trade out your shirt for a different size, leftover shirts will be available in the packet pickup area after the race has started.   

Concierge Service   

Save time and have your shirts and bib numbers pulled before you arrive! Email each group members first and last name to by midnight the day before packet pickup and we will package them together for easy pick-up.

When you arrive at packet pickup, DO NOT GO TO THE COMPUTERS! Look for the Concierge sign and go directly to that area.

Get your results texted to you!  Sign up here.


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If you are participating in the race as a virtual participant, you or a friend can pick up your packet, shirt and finisher medal at packet pickup. Tell the volunteers you are a virtual runner and look for the Virtual Runner sign. We will have your packet pulled ahead of time.  DO NOT GO TO A COMPUTER to have a bib number assigned to you! You may also pay to have your virtual packet shipped to you, when you register. We cannot guarantee your packet will be delivered in time for race day if you register after Sunday March 7th. (Good for ONE registration only.) We will mail your items to the address you entered on your registration. Complete the distance whenever and wherever is convenient.

If you are unable to pick up your packet before the race, email to let us know you want your packet. The RaceDay Events office is a house converted to office space at 208 W 79th St, KC, MO 64114. You can pick up anytime beginning the Tuesday after the race.  Your packet will be in a pickup bin in the basement stairwell in the back of the house off the circle driveway. The pickup bins are outside and available to you 24/7 so you can stop by when it is convenient for you with no need to check in with us again.

If you cannot run the race because of a family emergency, a change in work schedule, or a stuffy nose, you don’t have to worry about forfeiting your registration fee, shirt and finisher medal. A virtual race is one you run yourself, where you want and when you want. If you have not already registered as a virtual runner, email to let us know so we can switch your registration.

Save $2 per person by signing up with a group of 4 or more people!

*No guarantee of shirt/size after February 28th

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7:45 AM Little Leprechaun Kids Run
8 A.M. – Elite Runners Start

8:01 A.M. – Runners and Walkers Start in waves

The Elite Start wave is for runners who will average a mile of 7:30 or faster.  All other paces will start at 8:01 A.M.  Look for the pace signs and line up according to your pace.

This is a family friendly event and strollers are welcome! We ask that walkers with strollers start behind the runners so everyone will be safe! No runners with ear buds, motorized vehicles, roller blades, bikes or dogs will be allowed on the course as our insurance policy does not cover these.

Parking will be available in the Corporate Woods parking lots around Building 40 or any other Corporate Woods lot.

There will be an aid station at mile 2 and another at the finish.

All 4 Mile participants will receive a festive Finisher Medal at packet pickup!     

This event is timed using a disposable bib tag timing device. No need to return your chip when you are done!

Participants must move to the sidewalk after 90 minutes (9:30 A.M.)

RESULTS  Results will be posted immediately on-line upon crossing the finish line! There will be no results tent this year to eliminate touch points and allow for distancing.  Photos/video of you crossing the finish line will be included with your results approximately 24 hours after the race! The results will also be posted HERE.

Awards will be given in each distance to the top three male and female finishers overall, as well as to the top three finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80+

The Awards Tent will be located within the Finish Line Festival area close to the DJ. If you placed in the top 3 overall or in your age group come to the Awards Tent to claim your award. If you need to leave before awards are announced, we are happy to give you the award early. Don’t even have time for that? Friends can pick up awards for you.

If you are unable to pick up your award at the race, email to let us know you want your award. The RaceDay Events office is a house converted to office space at 208 W 79th St, KC, MO 64114. You can pick up anytime beginning the Tuesday after the race.  Your award will be in a pickup bin in the basement stairwell in the back of the house off the circle driveway. The pickup bins are outside and available to you 24/7 so you can stop by when it is convenient for you with no need to check in with us again.

A Competitive Team consists of 4 or more runners. Prizes will be awarded to the three fastest teams, judged by the low total cumulative time for the first 4 finishers on each team (a “cross country” scoring format).

Centipede: A Centipede Team consists of 4 or more attached runners. Think up a theme and make costumes! Awards will be presented to the fastest and the three most creative teams. 

Costumes and festive attire are encouraged, so start planning your outfit today!  Join us in a sing along of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” before the race and let your mind wander into the hills of the fatherland.  Look for Irish Dancers kicking up their heels to a little jig!


Look for the photo op area where you will find a backdrop, inflatables and real life Leprechauns! Post your photos on social media with the hash tag #stpats4milerun.  Pictures will be posted 24 hours after the race!

CHARITY PARTNER                                                                                  

The Kansas City Running Club is excited to team up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City as the official charity partner of the St. Patrick’s Day Run! Click here to find out more about Big Brothers Big Sisters.  

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are not refundable under any circumstance.  Race registrations can be transferred to another participant or to another distance.  Save your login so you can do this yourself.

If this race is cancelled for any reason, all registered participants will automatically become virtual runners. If the race is postponed, all participants will be registered for the new date.   Shirts, medals and swag will be available for pick up.   

Registrations cannot be transferred to another year or another race.

The Race Director reserves the right to modify or cancel the race or course for safety concerns, road condition, permit concerns or natural disaster. Each athlete must accept this risk of their entry fee paid. Registration fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting in advance of the race date, including course preparation, race supplies, permits and administration. Every effort will be made to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision made that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety, sustainability and manageability.

If you want to be guaranteed a refund, purchase race insurance for yourself. Travel insurance companies will cover your race registration and any travel costs you might have.

Weather: The event will not be cancelled because of rain, snow or extreme temperature.

If there is lightning, the event will be postponed for a minimum of 10 minutes until no signs of the storm are present. Participants should seek shelter in their vehicles or a nearby building if available. If lightning continues 10 minutes after the scheduled event start, the race will be subject to cancellation.

The race will be canceled in the event of a tornado warning.