Pacelli holding Shamrockin’ 5K this Saturday

Published 10:41 am Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Austin has a new 5K, one that’s in sync with St. Patrick’s Day.

Pacelli Catholic Schools will hold the Shamrockin’ 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 14. Over 140 runners are already registered for the race, which will begin and end at Pacelli High School.

The race will begin at 2 p.m., with a one-mile fun run/walk for those that want it. There will be a chipped race by Record Pace Timing, and the results will be online after the race.

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For preregistered runners, the swag bag and packet pickup will be Friday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Free childcare is provided for runners.

There will be awards in many age groups after the race at 3:30 p.m., and a post race party at the B&J with food specials. Participants may get a free beverage after the race at the B&J with a bib, and there will be entertainment for all ages.

Registrations will be taken up until 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

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The race is sponsored by Ameriprise Financial, Bollingberg Chiropractor, Mower County Catholic Parishes Credit Union, Pacelli Catholic Schools, Mayo Health Care System, Knights of Columbus Council 1201, Fuhrman Real Estate, Chad and Michelle Soukup. Donations were given by Hormel Foods, SPAM, Games People Play, Hyvee, Muscle Milk, Record Pace Timing, Total Fitness, B&J Bar and Pizza Hut.