Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run!

SATURDAY | MARCH 11, 2023 | 10 AM

Westport, Kansas City, MO

Bagpipes will sound, glasses will rise and a sea of green will flood the street! Since 1979, the Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run has kicked off Kansas City’s St. Patrick’s Day 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 10,  noon to 5pm.

*** NEW LOCATION in 2023 *** Genesis Health Club, lower level on the East side of Ward Parkway Center, 8600 Ward Parkway, KCMO 64114

Saturday, March 11, (race morning) 8:30-10am

Gambal’s Social Club, 4116 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111.

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. 

Save $2 per person by signing up with a group of 4 or more people!
*No guarantee of shirt/size after February 28th

Get your results texted to you! Sign up here.

9:45 – Little Leprechaun Run
9:45- Warmup
9:55am ­ When Irish Eyes are Smiling Sing Along, National Anthem and Present Colors
10:00am ­ Elite Runners Start­ any runner at a 7:30 min or under pace
10:01am ­ Runners and Walkers Start­ runners over 7:30 min pace and walkers
10:20am Post Race Festival starts (adjacent to the finish line)

Park in the Manor Square Parking garage, in adjacent parking lots or on the street outside of the race staging area. Please arrive early enough to find a parking spot and get yourself to the race start on time.

Portable toilets are in the parking lot across from Char Bar at 4050 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Water Stop: There is one water stop at approximately the 1.75-mile mark and you will be able to get water again from that same spot on the way back up the hill at approximately the 2.25-mile mark. If you need more water, please carry a water bottle.

Runners and Walkers will start just south of the intersection of Westport Rd. and Pennsylvania Ave. Your time is recorded when you cross the start line so there is no need to pass anyone until you get to the start line. Elite runners, running a 7:30 min pace or faster, will start one minute before the remaining runners to avoid congestion at the start. One mile walkers line up behind the runners. Strollers are welcome and we ask that you start behind the runners so everyone will be safe! No runners with earbuds, motorized vehicles, roller blades, bikes or dogs will be allowed on the course as our insurance policy does not cover these.

Little Leprechaun Run:
The wee ones will run at 9:45 am before the 4 mile race begins. And, by wee ones, we mean children, not leprechauns (…although leprechauns are not discouraged from participating).

All kids will receive a short sleeve cotton t-shirt, a gift bag, and a finisher medal when they pick up their packet! The starting line will be near the Finish of the 4­ mile run. Distance is about 1 block.

Medical Tent:
Look for the medical tent in the Finish Line Festival area.

Finish Line Festival:
Light snacks will be served after the race. Look for the canopies and visit the many vendor booths.
Take advantage of the many Westport area race day food and drink specials.

Festive attire is encouraged! Look for the photo op inflatables and backdrops for photographs with your friends and family.

This event is timed using a disposable chip on the back of your bib number. Pin your bib number to the FRONT of your shirt as pictured. No need to return your chip when you are done!

Results: will be posted immediately upon crossing the finish line! Go to the results kiosk, in the vendor area and type or scan your bib number to find your finish time and placement. Results Link.

You can sign up to receive results sent directly to your mobile phone, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Click here to sign up.

Photographers will capture all the great memories. Go to to view and download free photos 24 hours after the race.

Finisher Medal: All participants will receive a finisher medal

The Kansas City Running Club is pulling some awesome awards out of their pot of gold for those lads and lassies that have an extra kick in their steps on race morning!

There will be awards for Top 3 overall male & female finishers, as well at the top 3 male & female finishers in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. But the good news is that last place still means you get a finisher medal!

If you win overall or in your age group and want to receive your award without waiting for the awards ceremony, please come to the awards table adjacent to the finish line before you leave.

Team Competition: A Competitive Team consists of 3 or more runners. Prizes will be awarded to the three fastest teams, judged by the total cumulative time for the first 3 finishers on each team.

Virtual Run: 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.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. Complete the distance whenever and wherever is convenient.

If you are unable to pick up your packet before the race, email We will reply to let you know when your packet is ready. You will pick up your packet at the KCR office. It is a house converted to office space at 208 W 79th St, KC, MO 64114. Your packet will be in a pickup bin in the basement stairwell at the back of the house off the circle driveway. The bin is outside and available to you 24/7 so you can stop by when it is convenient for you.

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. If you have not already registered as a virtual runner, email to let us know to switch your registration.

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.