The Shamrock Shuffle is a chip-timed event thanks to Runner's Edge Timing. This event is hosted by runners FOR runners. The course will be well marked and volunteers will be positioned at key turns to prevent wrong turns. Like any other race, we still have to tell you: "Participants are responsible for knowing the course."
The 5k Race Course is flat, fast and offers scenic views of Muskegon Lake. Runners will start at Pigeon Hill Brewing Company's Production Facility and head west on the bike trail towards Heritage Landing. Runners will run THROUGH Heritage Landing (reminder- no dogs allowed at this race!) and then turn left on the bike trail and head back east from the direction you came from. Runners will then run past Pigeon Hill's Production Facility (we know...it's pretty cruel to run past the finish line. We think it beats a crowded out and back course?) and continue for about half mile before taking a left turn from the bike trial onto Terrace Street at Harley Davidson. Runners will run past Parameter O'Toole, GVSU, run a loop around the new neighborhood at Terrace Point and past Shoreline Inn Hotel. After Shoreline Inn, participants will turn right back onto the bike trail and head two blocks west to finish back at Pigeon Hill's production facility.
In the event it snows... in Michigan... on race day- the bike trail section of the course will be snowplowed as best as possible. Heritage Landing may be snow covered. The race crosses multiple bridges which may be icy. Run at your own risk and be careful. If you notice a slick spot- call it out so folks behind you can avoid slipping. Nobody is going to qualify for the Olympics at the Shamrock Shuffle 5k so let's keep everyone safe and have a good time!
***NO DOGS ALLOWED*** ***Strollers allowed*** The race will take place, regardless of weather. Don't ask for a refund- this is a FUNdraiser. Don't ask us if you can bring your dog. NO DOGS ALLOWED.