Manhattan Irish Fest Parade 5K

March 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Manhattan Il
15601 W Sweedler Rd
Manhattan, IL 60442
Raymond Wertelka
815 478-4592

We have become the largest winter 5K in Will County. We are the only race in North America that starts a parade, runs through out the parade route and is included in the festivities in the Irish Fest Tent. So no matter where you line up at the start line you are FLOAT #1. We are CARA certified, chip timed, and run on an official USATF track. 70% of the track has been repaved with in the last 5 years. Due to the parade parking is limited at the start line so we all gather at the Metra station and are bused to the start line. The last bus leaves at 10:30. But don’t worry as if you miss that bus you are only a 1 mile warm up run to the start line. At the end of the race the bus will bring you back to your car where you can change clothes than join us in the fest tent for the awards ceremonies. Also you can enjoy authentic Irish entertainment, enjoy a corn beef sandwich, and wash it down with a Guinness. durin the awards ceremony. Please visit us at our web site for the history, benefits, and scholarship application for a NIKE summer running campl