Manhattan Irish Fest Parade 5k
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
11:00 am - Manhattan, IL

This is a certified course (USATF#IL15029NM), CARA recognized, and will be chip timed!


This race is staged by the Prairie State Road Runners, sponsored by Berkot’s Super Foods, and backed by the Irish American Society of County Will.


We will have early Packet pickup Friday at Fitness Premier (540 W. North Street. In Back of First Bank of Manhattan) from 4-8pm, for those who wish to get their buttons early to attend Irish Fest on Friday.  Extra buttons will also be available for $10.  Gallagher’s Pub will have corn beef sandwiches, Guinness, and their own entertainment tent to compliment the Irish Fest Entertainment Tent.

This is a point to point race.  PARKING IS LIMITED IN TOWN.  Runners are asked to park at the Metra Station (15601 W. Sweedler) parking lot and a shuttle bus will take you to the start line (St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 140 Thelma St.) from 9:00 t0 10:30AM.


The Metra station is the designated area for race day packet pickup and race day registration. 

The last bus to the start line will leave the METRA station at 10:30.    If you miss that last bus the Metra station is only a 1 mile, warm up, run to the start line.

WE WILL NOT HAVE GEAR CHECK SO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EXTRA GEAR IN YOUR CAR.    

After the race a shuttle will be available to take you back to your car.




Course Map - click on thumbnail for larger image

Race Information

Manhattan Irish Fest Parade 5k