Race Weekend Schedule
Friday, March 24
Packet Pickup at O'Gara's Bar and Grill - 4:00 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 25
Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration (space permitting) - 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run - 9:45 AM
8k and 5k Run- 10:00 AM
Stick around for the post race party and enjoy brunch at O'Gara's!
O'Gara's is Race Headquarters
O'Gara's Bar & Grill located at 164 Snelling Ave in St. Paul is our title sponsor and race headquarters. The 8k, 5k and kids run start and finish at Selby & Saratoga Ave. All pre and post race activities will take place inside O'Gara's.
First the Race, then the Party
Upon completion of the race, you'll receive a free drink ticket good for domestic tap beer (ID required), pop, or water. O'Gara's full menu will be available post race in addition to a burger basket special!
Parking is available on residential streets near O'Gara's. Please pay attention to posted signs and parking restrictions in the area. Additional parking is available one block away in the parking lot at the intersection of Marshall and Fry.
To enhance the runner experience and ensure everyone has a safe race, no strollers or pets are permitted. Runners may wear headphones if they choose. You must be able to hear the instructions of race officials at all times during the race, please adjust the volume accordingly. Thanks for your understanding and have a great race!
8K Time Limit
Runners participating in the 8K event should be able to maintain a 12.5 minutes per mile pace. This means you should be able to reach the 5K turnaround point (at 1.55 miles) by 10:20 a.m. Any 8K runners who have not reached this point by 10:20 will be asked to please turnaround and complete the 5K instead of the 8K. Thanks for your understanding and have a great race!
O'Gara's Irish Run is proud to host the USATF Minnesota 8k Championships! For more information, visit the USATF Minnesota website.
Timing and Awards
The 8k and 5k events will be chip timed by Mtec Results. Awards will be based on gun time. Prizes will be mailed following the race.
Cash Awards will be given to the top three men and top three women overall as follows:
First Place - $80
Second Place - $65
Third Place - $45
Prizes will be given to the top man and woman overall.
A drawing will be held for door prizes for all participants.
Thanks to our door prize donors - Run N' Fun, Running Ventures, Health Source Chiropractic and the SweatShop Health Club.
Check out the 2015 O'Gara's Irish Run highlight video from C Tolle Run!