Shamrock Shuffle

3.13.2021

SHAMROCK SHUFFLE

2021 is here and we’re feeling LUCKY this year! Our leprechauns are hard at work, ensuring a safe and fun Shamrock Shuffle event this March. While we believe there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, we are planning conservatively. Our event plan will follow State and Municipal guidelines regarding COVID-19, and will be updated accordingly as the event gets closer. If necessary, we will make this event entirely virtual.

One thing is for certain, the Shamrock Shuffle will be FUN!

The IN-PERSON start format will be small “open” start waves. We will announce more specific details as the event gets closer.

Cheers to that! All participants will receive their Shamrock Shuffle pint glass and one free beverage from the Bear Tooth on event day. If we are exclusively virtual, participants will receive a $10 gift card to the Bear Tooth to indulge later. 

In-person or virtual, you’ll still get your sweet Shamrock Shuffle beanie and an option to purchase a hip shirt. This event is still helping to raise money for the Running Free Program. 

March 13, 2021

Start Between
8:00am & 9:30am

Register Now! »

Best Deal

Through Feb. 3 – $40

Regular Rates

Through February 24 – $45

Late Rates

Through March 12 – $50

Last Chance!

After March 12 – $55

Manage Registration

Do you need to switch events, change your shipping address, or add shipping charges? Manage Registration »

Bib Pickup

Come before event day to get your shirt and your bib. It’s always nice to save yourself from standing in line on before the start.

 

Saturday, March 6
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
@ Skinny Raven Downtown

 

Thursday, March 11
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
@ Skinny Raven Downtown

 

Saturday, March 13
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
@ Event Venue

Bib Pickup

Saturday, March 6
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
@ Skinny Raven Downtown

Thursday, March 11
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
@ Skinny Raven Downtown

Event Day, Saturday, March 13
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
@ Bear Tooth Theatre

Location

The Shamrock Shuffle starts and finishes in front of the Bear Tooth Theatre Pub @ 1230 W 27th Ave. This is our current plan for the location of the event. If it becomes necessary, due to Covid-19 regulations, we may have to use an alternate location and course.

Goodies

Each participant gets a fresh beanie and a finisher pint glass. You will also get a $10 Bear Tooth gift certificate. They will have limited indoor dining in line with current regulations on the day of the event, but you can use the certificate at a later day or time for take-out or dine-in.

TAConnect Exclusive February Membership! From our series partner The Alaska Club, running for the month of February, get your self prepped and ready to ShamRock! your Shuffle. Take advantage of both live and on demand classes, there’s so much to check out! Including:

  • 2 Motivational Audio playlist and cues for Walkers (20 min. & 30 min.)
  • 1 Motivational Audio playlist and cues for Runners – 30 min.
  • Injury Prevention for Runners with Alec Kay
  • Kinesiology for runners with Alec Kay
  • Foam Rolling with Alec Kay
  • Yoga for Runners series

Sign up info will come in your confirmation email!

T Shirt – $20

Get set up with a limited edition Shamrock Shuffle shirt. We’ll have a mock-up soon. If you skip it when you register, you can buy one later by managing your add-ons. MANAGE REGISTRATION >>

IN-PERSON EVENT!

Waves

We are currently planning “open” start waves of 50 every 10 minutes beginning at 8:00 a.m. You can arrive to start your event anytime in your 10 minute time slot and we will be releasing runners every 10 seconds. Wave assignment method will be announced on March 1 at which point you will either be placed in a wave or instructed on how to choose your wave. Wave size and timing will be dictated by current regulations and our Covid-19 Mitigation Plan.

Tentative Schedule

Wave 1 – 8:00 a.m. – 50
Wave 2 – 8:10 a.m. – 50
Wave 3 – 8:20 a.m. – 50
Wave 4 – 8:30 a.m. – 50
Wave 5 – 8:40 a.m. – 50
Wave 6 – 8:50 a.m. – 50
Wave 7 – 9:00 a.m. – 50
Wave 8 – 9:10 a.m. – 50
Wave 9 – 9:20 a.m. – 50
Wave 10- 9:30 a.m. – 50
More waves will be when
needed
up to 10:30am

 

Food and Party

We’ll have some fun tunes pumping tunes all day, and we know you’ll have a great time but we can’t throw a big party this year. We’ll pick some random prize winners before event day and let you know how to pick it up. There will be water and limited pre-packaged grab and go event snacks to keep everyone safe and abide by MOA rules.

Bag Drop

There will not be a controlled bag drop area this year. So plan to be ready to run when you hit the start area.

Course

MAP >>

If everything can go as planned we’ll be running the traditional course! The Shamrock Shuffle starts on 27th Ave. towards Spenard Road It turns left there, going north to Hillcrest Drive where you take a left. Follow Hillcrest Drive to Forrest Park Drive and go right. Take another right on Wood Worth Circle and follow the hill down to the Coastal Trail. Go right on the bridge, take your next right by Westchester Lagoon onto the Chester Creek Trail. Before you go through the first tunnel you see, take a right up the West High Hill where you will find yourself back at Hillcrest Drive. Go left and reverse your earlier running back to the Bear Tooth.

Parking

Parking for the Shamrock Shuffle is available at West High School, Romig Middle School. MAP

Other locations available*:
-The old La Mex building at Spenard Rd. and 26th Ave. best accessed from Minnesota Dr.
-The south Chilkoot Charlie’s parking lot between 27th and 26th Avenues off of Spenard Rd. best accessed from Arctic Blvd
*Easy access to these lots will be impacted starting at 8:00 a.m. by Spenard Rd course closures as the race start approaches. 

Keeping Us Safe

Mitigation Plan

We have developed a Covid-19 Safety and Mitigation plan in accordance with state and local regulations as well as our sanctioning body, USA Track & Field. You can review our plan here. This plan may evolve as we navigate the approval process.

View our mitigation plan here.

Travel from out of Alaska

For those of you who may be making the Shamrock Shuffle as part of a trip to Alaska or who have recently travelled home to Alaska MUST ensure we are all abiding by State of Alaska and AnchorageCovid-19 Travel restrictions:
State of Alaska Travel Protocols
Anchorage Travel Information

 

VIRTUAL EVENT

Run Virtually

  1. The timeline to run your virtual event is March 1 through March 13, so you can finish at the same time as the in-person event.

Easy steps to having an awesome virtual event:

  1. Log into your RunSignup profile and view and/or download your personalized virtual bib. You will also receive a real, paper bib with registration.
  2. Complete your distance(s)! You can run your favorite route on the trails, in your neighborhood, at the gym, or under the late night sunset.
  3. Post your finish(s). You can do this from the manual results upload at this link. (Using this method, you can indicate that you finished, but choose not to input your time)
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    Or you can use the RaceJoy app to track your 5K. This fun app allows you to:
    • Automatically track your progress and distance on any course you choose.
    • Automatically post your results to the online event results
    • Allow your family and friends to track your progress and send you cheers.
    • Hear GPS progress alerts and pre-set cheers as you complete along your route
  4. Download your finisher certificate on personal your results page.
  5. Join us for packet pickup to get your bib and hat Or select a shipping method and your bib and shirt packet will be mailed to you. You can select a shipping method after the fact by managing your registration.
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    We will begin mailing packets to virtual participants who request it the first week of March.
    Here are your 4 packing picking options:
    1. Come to a packet pickup listed above to get pint glass and hat, FREE
    2. Have your bib and hat (and shirt if purchased)shipped , and pickup your pint at a Skinny Raven store, FREE
    3. Have your pint glass and hat shipped within the state of Alaska, $7.00.
    2. Have your pint glass and hat shipped out of the state of Alaska to the lower 48, $10.00

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    Manage your shipping options here. Click “Manage Registration” then “Add-ons”. Tutorial here.

For complete virtual FAQs answers, please click here!

Safety Policy

For participant safety, and to comply with our insurance, no pets, bicycles, or rollerblades are allowed in the race. Participants running with baby joggers or strollers are asked to start in the back of the field and to be courteous to your fellow runners.

Virtual Safety

Participants must abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.  Participants must also follow local, state and federal regulations regarding preventing the spread of COVID-19 for their region. Participant must abide by all pedestrian safety ordinances including running on a sidewalk where available and not in the road.  If there is no sidewalk or multi-use trail is available participants must run against oncoming traffic and not with traffic.

Changes, Deferments, and Refunds

Because your health and comfort with our event is paramount, we are offering the option to swap between the in-person and virtual events, defer to 2022, or defer to another 2021 Skinny Raven event so long as the request is submitted prior to March 13, 2021. Click here to manage your registration. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please email our race directors at timing@skinnyraven.com with any questions regarding these policies.

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PREVIOUS RESULTS

20122013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Course Records:

Jake Moe 16:26 – 2018 and Anna Dalton 18:34 – 2016