Slainte! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Indianapolis With the Shamrock Run and Walk

Indianapolis loves a good holiday, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Celebrate this fun day in the Circle City by lacing up your running shoes for the Shamrock Run and Walk on Saturday, March 13th. This annual Indianapolis event is one of the most eagerly anticipated of the spring season, and you can expect plenty of festive Irish cheer along the way.

The Shamrock Run and Walk is a big part of Indianapolis history, and is one of the longest-running traditions in Indy racing. It first began in the early 1990s. Over the years, the course has varied a bit, but continues to take participants on a scenic tour of bustling downtown Indianapolis. During your four-mile run, you can expect to see some of the city’s most famous sites, including the Soldier’s and Sailors Monument and the Slippery Noodle Inn (the oldest bar in Indianapolis).

And what run commemorating St. Patty’s Day would be complete without a glimpse of St. Patrick’s church? The route will take you by this beautiful structure and along what is known as “St. Patrick’s Street.”

Enthusiastic spectators will line the streets of the route decked out in green, and your hard work will pay off when you reach the finish line. The city will swing into full party mode inside the Columbia Club on Monument Circle, and you’re invited! Live, authentic Irish music will delight Indianapolis music fans, and there will be plenty of food and drink for all. And stick around for the awards ceremony–you may just win a prize.

The Shamrock Run and Walk provides a great opportunity to gather with friends and family and celebrate one of Indy’s favorite holidays. But it’s not all fun and games–the event, combined with the St. Patrick’s Day parade through the streets of downtown, serves as a major financial source for Indianapolis nonprofit organizations.

After you get in your exercise for the day on March 13th at the Shamrock Run and Walk, make sure to revisit downtown for some relaxing fun along the green canal! The waters will turn emerald for a day on the actual St. Patrick’s Day holiday, which is March 17th. Take pictures, bring a picnic, and get ready for spring in the Hoosier state.

For more information on how to sign up for the run and walk, including cost, click here to visit the official website. And stay tuned to for all the most current info on Indianapolis events!

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