Join United Way for the 9th annual St Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk in downtown Ocala to benefit the United Way of Marion County’s work in health and wellness.
Hosted by Youth United Way, the organization’s high school program for juniors and seniors who are looking for ways to expand their leadership qualities while contributing to their community through volunteering, fundraising and advocating for issues important to the United Way.
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The 5K route begins and ends at Ocala's Citizen Circle located downtown and proceeds through the downtown Historic District. The course is 100% asphalt with water provided at 1.5 miles and the finish line. A Course Map can be found at uwmc.org/StPaddys5K
Awards & Prizes:
Door prizes can be won by all, with awards given to both Male and Females in the below categories:
- Overall Open (0-39) winner
- Overall Masters (40+) winner
- Age Divisions (1st, 2nd, 3rd) 9 and under, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
BIG HAMMOCK RACE SERIES
Early packet pick-up is held at United Way of Marion County located at 1401 NE 2nd St, Ocala on Friday, March 15 from 9am-6pm and then again on race day Saturday, March 16 from 630am-745am.
You're going to love this year's dark green shirt! Enjoy a soft cotton feel with moisture-wicking technology for unbeatable comfort & performance, 4.5-ounce, (65poly/35cotton) fabric. Choose the Ladies "V" or Gents "Crew" neck. Register now as your shirt size selection is only guaranteed when you register by 2/1/19. After that date, your shirt will be the closest available size.
Wear your best green & show your Irish spirit for the "Luck of the Irish" costume contest. The best costume wins a prize!
We're excited to be the 8th Race in Big Hammock Race Series & the 4th race in the SUPER RACE CHALLENGE! Big Hammock Race Series Season 3 PassHolders who finish the previous 3 Super Races will receive the SUPER RACE CHALLENGE metal after they complete the St. Paddy's Day 5K!
The Big Hammock Race Series is a 10 race series throughout North and Central Florida that allows runners/walkers of all levels to achieve prizes and perks as they move through this fitness challenge. This year long series gives participants the ability to challenge themselves by acquiring points based on their race finish time &/or simply complete each race at their own pace to earn series medals.
St. Paddy's Day 5K is the 4th Super Race in the Big Hammock Race Series! Move one step closer to earning incredible bling and huge points by participating in our race! Learn more, or register for the series, at BigHammockRaceSeries.com.